Classes & Workshops

Oct 25, 2014
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The Blogging Intensive

Have you always wanted to start your own blog? You’ll create a plan for launching your new blog. You’ll come up with ideas for blog posts to write. You’ll learn […]

Oct 25, 2014

Submitting To Magazines

Do you have all these great poems and/or short stories, but don’t know what to do with them?  Join Director of Adult Programs Albert Abonado as he guides you through […]

Oct 25, 2014

Who’s Wicked? Taking Another Look at Rapunzel

Fairy tales transport us to a world beyond space and time, to “Once Upon a Time.” They begin with a condition of lack or longing and end with restitution, liberation, […]


Oct 24, 2014

Teen Open Mic Night

Share your poetry, fiction, music, comedy! Are you a teen who loves to write and perform? Come to Writers & Books to showcase your poetry, prose, music, or comedy! The […]

Oct 25, 2014

Big Pencil Awards

Writers & Books is pleased to announce the Big Pencil Awards Night. Join us on Saturday, October 25th, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm as we honor those individuals who have […]

Oct 27, 2014

Standup Comedy Open Mike

Join us every last Monday for a Standup Comedy Open Mike co-hosted by Dario Josef, Carol Roberts and a score of other Rochester funny people. Come perform 5 minutes of […]


September 22nd, 2014

Happy Banned Books Week!!!

September 21-27 marks the 2014 Banned Book Week. Help us celebrate literature in general and those precious censored books, more specifically by tuning into our blog sporadically throughout the week […]

August 15th, 2014

September Classes and Events

Like it or not, autumn is creeping closer and closer – the sky is getting cloudier, the temperature is dropping, the leaves will soon be changing color. Not too far from now, […]

August 5th, 2014

The Crisis in Our Schools
Community Collaboration

Announcing A Community Read of Diane Ravitch’s Reign of Error  & A Community-Wide Discussion of Issues in Public Education in our Community Writers & Books is pleased to announce an important […]