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Sep 02, 2015
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Special Memoir Master Class with Marge Piercy and Ira Wood

Award-winning authors Marge Piercy and Ira Wood will be in Rochester! Learn about the craft of memoir from two masters. You will learn about the importance of that first impression… View More »

Sep 08, 2015

The Stranger/The Mersault Investigation

Albert Camus’ classic The Stranger featured the seemingly detached Mersault, a character whose crime lead to an investigation of the human condition. Kamel Daoud’s new novel The Mersault Investigation reimagines… View More »

Sep 09, 2015

Say What? Using Prompts to Create Fiction

Whether you’re new to fiction writing or a seasoned wordsmith looking for ways to re-engage with your work, you’ll find something here. We’ll use a variety of writing prompts, questionnaires,… View More »


Aug 31, 2015

Open Mic Comedy

Hosted by Bob Holzwarth, Carol Roberts, and a score of other Rochester funny people Free and open to the public Mondays, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Join us for a… View More »

Sep 03, 2015

The Book Thieves : Writers & Books YP Book Club

According to Wikipedia, Erik Erikson charts the age range of a Young Adult between ages 20 and 40. If you fall into that category and like reading good books, The… View More »

Sep 05, 2015

First Friday 35th Anniversary Kick-off / Wide Open Mic

Each month, Writers & Books participates in the citywide First Friday program. We pick a theme, and keep our doors open until 10:00 p.m. In addition to the fun, we’re… View More »


The Importance of a Story

The following blog post was written by our Executive Director, Joe Flaherty. We are, as the author Jonathan Gottschall, expostulates in his book of the same title, The Storytelling Animal,… View More »

Neverwhere: A Book Review

The following blog was written by staff member Tate DeCaro. Our Writers & Books Young Professionals book club, the Book Thieves, is currently in the midst of reading Neverwhere, by… View More »

“Vocational Bliss” Urban Fellow Blog Post

Tuesday, August 18, 2015   Writers & Books was lucky enough to have University of Rochester student Jamie Rudd as our Urban Fellow this summer. The Urban Fellows Program is… View More »