Classes & Workshops

Oct 25, 2014
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Poets Walk: Who’s Who?

Come learn about some of the poets represented on Poets Walk and their connection to Rochester.  John Roche will lend his personal experience with Robert Creeley, and discuss other figures […]

Oct 25, 2014
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Festival of Fiction

Do you love to write? Are there ideas in your head that you can’t wait to get onto paper? Are there stories you are dying to finish but don’t know […]

Oct 25, 2014

Writing Aerobics: Arseniy Gutnik

It’s back! Writings Aerobics is the best workout in town—it may even burn a few calories! But it’s not like running on the treadmill or sweating it out on 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 […]

Nov 05, 2014

Wendy Kout Comes to Rochester November 5-8!

Award winning playwright, screenwriter, and producer Wendy Kout comes to Rochester! In collaboration with the JCC, Wendy Kout comes to Writers & Books to share insights and writing experience and […]


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 […]