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Upcoming at Writers & Books

Rochester Roots

The Little Theater, 240 East Avenue, Rochester, NY Erica Cavanagh, Michael Dumanis, Rachel Galvin, Ilya Kaminsky & Sejal Shah ASL interpretation provided Join us for a one-of-a-kind event showcasing five […]

Free – $20.00
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Poetry in the Bowl Wednesday, June 12

Lu Highsmith Trio: 6 – 6:30 pm Tyler Barton: 6:40 – 7:10 pm Meet the Poets | Book Signing: 7:15 – 8 pm ASL interpretation provided Highland Bowl, 1137 South […]

Free – $20.00
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Poetry in the Bowl Thursday, June 13

Jessica Cuello: 6 – 6:30 pm Chen Chen: 6:40 – 7:10 pm Meet the Poets | Book Signing: 7:15 – 8 pm ASL interpretation provided Highland Bowl, 1137 South Ave, Rochester, NY 14620 […]

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Poetry in the Bowl Friday, June 14

Albert Abonado: 6 – 6:30 pm Cornelius Eady with Bernie Heveron: 6:40 – 7:10 pm Meet the Poets | Book Signing: 7:15 – 8 pm ASL interpretation provided Highland Bowl, […]

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Lawrence Berger, Word Dancing: Instant Poetry

What is instant poetry? Some of the intriguing works in this collection were created by the author based upon people calling out words and sentences at his interactive poetry readings. […]

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Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen | Ages: 9 – 12

Percy Jackson is mighty with his sword; his creator, Rick Riordan, is mighty with his pen. Experiment with the writing methods Riordan uses to weave a siren spell. You will […]

$322.00
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Dragons, Dice, & Roleplaying | Ages: 13 – 16

Calling all quest seekers! What do collaborative role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and writing have to do with each other? Quite a lot, as you’ll discover. In this camp, […]

$322.00
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Produce a 90-Second Newbery Film | Ages: 9 – 12

Have you ever wondered what goes into bringing a story alive on the silver screen? In this camp, you’ll transform into cast and crew to make your own short movie […]

$322.00
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Build-a-Book | Ages: 10 – 13

So you want to write a book, but you need a plan. Join our community of writers to learn how to plot a book chapter by chapter, taking your great […]

$322.00
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Supernatural Shakespeare | Ages: 8 – 11

Calling young thespians! We’ll spend the week walking into the world of William Shakespeare, with a special focus on his use of the supernatural in his plays. We’ll explore his […]

$161.00
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Past Events

October 26, 2021 – Toni Jensen

October 14, 2021 – Kelli Jo Ford

Sept. 28, 2021 – Idra Novey

See the full archive of writers and poets reading and discussing their work here.

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Virtual Literary Conference January 21-23, 2022

Taking Care in Writing, Publishing, & Building Community

Kwame Dawes, Keynote Speaker on Literary Citizenship

We can train ourselves to respect our feelings, and to discipline (transpose) them into a language that matches those feelings so they can be shared.”  (Audre Lorde, Poetry is Not a Luxury)

As  COVID sweeps across the planet and through our lives, we continue to confront our vulnerabilities, both public and private. Hard truths about our nation are in sharp focus. How do we carve out purpose, chart a meaningful course, through troubling times that don’t seem to end? Taking care of ourselves and others is one answer, and it can take many forms.

Join 65 authors, poets, and publishing industry experts in engaging with and making literary art–transformational experiences that can offer solace, release, self-knowledge, and solidarity. Join us for Taking Care in Writing, Publishing & Building Community.