Classes & Workshops

Jan 10, 2015

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Teen Writers’ Circle

Twice a month, avid and accomplished teen fiction writers meet to explore new approaches to their craft, give each other feedback under the guidance of published writers, and plot world […]

Jan 10, 2015

Intermediate Fiction

If you have fiction writing experience and want to sharpen your skills to create publishable short stories or novels, this course is for you. Each week we will review and […]

Jan 12, 2015
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Writing the Adversary

This class will explore the works of classical and modern writers wrestling with the devil and the idea of evil, from Milton to Sharon Olds, from Thomas Merton to Baudelaire. […]


Jan 03, 2015

Veterans Writing Group

The memory of war has permeated Western Literature since the time of Homer. The focus of the veterans’ writing workshop is creative nonfiction, drawn from the wartime and peacetime experiences […]

Jan 08, 2015

The Bertrand Russell Forum and The Rochester Claude Bragdon Theosophical Society

The Bertrand Russell Society was formed shortly after Russell’s death in 1970. Russell (1872-1970) worked in fields such as mathematical logic; philosophy; social, religious, and educational reform; anti-war protests;l and […]

Jan 09, 2015

Breathing Fire: Teen Poetry Slam

Come join us at the Greenhouse Cafe, 2271 East Main Street, Rochester, for bi-monthly poetry slams inviting teen poets and audiences from throughout the community to participate. 6:00 p.m. Poetry […]


December 12th, 2014

Calling All Playwrights

2 Pages/2 Voices Each year Writers & Books and Geva Theatre Center collaborate to present 2 Pages/2 Voices, an evening of short short plays written by area writers and read […]

December 12th, 2014

A Literary Thanksgiving

While we don’t need turkeys and cranberry sauce and an Uncle Larry who makes inappropriate jokes and smells funny to remind us to give thanks for the literature in our […]

December 6th, 2014

Naked in Encino

A World Premiere Comedy by Wendy Kout Our very own Development Director, Alexa Scott-Flaherty, performs in this world premiere play where naked truths…and more…are exposed when five women of diversely […]