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Spring Catalog offers new workshops in all genres

Writers & Books’ Spring adult workshops and Spring/Summer youth workshops are now open for registration. Both catalogs can be found around Rochester at all Monroe County Library branches, and at various coffee shops, bookstores, and cultural organizations.

The Spring adult catalog features new workshops for adult at all levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) in the following genres:

Creative Writing – Writing the Personal Travel Essay, Creative Writing 102, Honing You Narrative Craft

Fiction: Workshopping the Short Story, Fiction Writer’s Toolkit, Advanced Fiction Section 1 & 2

Poetry: Intermediate/Advanced Poetry, Existential Poetry: Discovering Ourselves Through Poetry

Stage & Screen: Enter Stage Write – The 10-Minute Play, The Art of the Short Film, Song Lyric Writing

Business of Writing: Writing Articles, Getting Started as a Freelance Writer, Introduction to Grant Writing, Grammar Basics, Submitting to Literary Journals

Online Workshops: Jump-Starting Your Novel, The Art of the Query, Flash Fiction, and Intermediate/Advanced Poetry

Individual Tutorials/Revising & Editing

Workshops held at the Gell Center of the Finger Lakes: Open Mic, a “Nature Writers on Foraging and a Wild Foods Feast!” workshop, and Transcendentalist Live Theater. Contact Kathy pottetti, Director of Operations at the Gell Center at

Spring events also include National Poetry Month, news on our Debut Novel Series, Special events, and reoccurring favorites.

Contact Al Abonado, Director of Adult Programs at with questions or call the Front Desk at 473-2590 ext 107 register.