“If All…” 2014 CALENDAR OF PUBLIC PROGRAMS & EVENTS

Fri. Jan. 3 5:00pm Deadline for submissions: 2
Pages/2 Voices1
See Details below for
information
Sun. Jan. 5 1:30-2:30pm Teen (ages 12-18) Writing
Workshop with Ken Waldman, Alaska’s Fiddling Poet
Greece Public Library 2
Vince Tofany Blvd. GREECE
Free but registration
required. For more information or to register call
(585) 225-8951 or visit www.greecepubliclibrary.org.
Sun. Jan. 5 3:00-4:00pm Adult Creative Writing
Workshop with Ken Waldman, Alaska’s Fiddling Poet
Greece Public Library 2
Vince Tofany Blvd. GREECE
Free but registration
required. For more information or to register call
(585) 225-8951 or visit www.greecepubliclibrary.org.
Mon. Jan. 6 2:00-3:00pm Children’s Program with Ken
Waldman, Alaska’s Fiddling Poet
Greece Public Library 2
Vince Tofany Blvd. GREECE
Free but registration
required. For more information or to register call
(585) 225-8951 or visit www.greecepubliclibrary.org.
Mon. Jan. 6 6:30-8:00pm From Rochester to Real
Alaska with Ken Waldman, Alaska’s Fiddling Poet
Greece Public Library 2
Vince Tofany Blvd. GREECE
Free but registration
required. For more information or to register call
(585) 225-8951 or visit www.greecepubliclibrary.org.
Sat. Jan. 11 12:30-2:00pm Creative Approaches to The Snow Child: A Training for
Teachers and Book Discussion Leaders2
Writers & Books 740
University Ave. ROCHESTER
Free but registration
required. To register email karen@wab.org by
Tues.Feb. 4 8:00pm Reading: 2 Pages/2 Voices Writers & Books 740
University Ave. ROCHESTER
Free.
Mon. Feb. 3 6:00-7:30pm Reading Seminar of The Snow Child (first of three
meetings: other meetings are Feb. 10 and Feb. 17)
Writers & Books 740
University Ave. ROCHESTER
$50 members/$55 nonmembers.
Registration required. To register or for more information call (585)
473-2590.
Mon. Feb. 3 7:00pm Book discussion of The Snow Child Winton Branch Library 611
Winton Rd. ROCHESTER
Free. No registration
required. For more information call (585) 428-8205.
Fri. Feb. 7 12:15pm Book discussion of The Snow Child Winton Branch Library 611
Winton Rd. ROCHESTER
Free. No registration required.
For more information call (585) 428-8205.
Fri. Feb. 7- Sat. Feb. 8 Glove drive to benefit
local charities (both children’s and adults gloves appreciated)
Writers & Books 740
University Ave. ROCHESTER
Drop off Fri. Feb. 7
(11am-9pm) and Sat. Feb. 8 (9:00am-1:00pm)
Sat. Feb. 8 10:00-11:00am Fairy Tales Around the
World: Russia and the Snow Child with paper snowflake making3
Writers & Books 740
University Ave. ROCHESTER
Free and open to the
public but registration strongly recommended. Please call (585) 473-2590 x107 to reserve your spot.
Tues. Feb. 18 1:30-3:00pm Book discussion of The Snow Child Brighton Memorial Library
2300 Elmwood Ave. BRIGHTON (sponsored by Friends of the Brighton Memorial
Library)
Free. No registration
required. For more information call (585) 784-5300.
Wed. Feb. 19 7:00pm Book discussion of The Snow Child Brighton Memorial Library
2300 Elmwood Ave. BRIGHTON (sponsored by Friends of the Brighton Memorial
Library)
Free. No registration
required. For more information call (585) 784-5300.
Thurs. Feb. 20 7:00-8:30pm Alaskan Odyssey: Cruising the Inside
Passage and Beyond4
Henrietta Public Library
455 Calkins Rd. HENRIETTA
Free but registration
required. To register or for more information call (585) 359-7092 or visit hpl.org.
Thurs. Feb. 20 7:00-8:45pm Book discussion of The Snow Child Seymour Library 161 East
Ave. BROCKPORT
Free. No registration
required. For more information call (585) 637-1050 or email cgouveia@libraryweb.org.
Mon. Feb. 24 7:00pm Book discussion of The Snow Child Fairport Public Library 1
Fairport Village Landing FAIRPORT
Free. No registration
required. For more information call (585) 223-9091.
Wed. Feb. 26 12:00-1:00pm Brownbag book discussion of
The Snow Child
Rundel Auditorium Central
Library of Rochester & Monroe County 115 South Ave. ROCHESTER
Free. No registration
required. Refreshments served; participants welcome to bring a lunch. For
more information call (585) 428-8375 or email Carol Moldt at
carol.moldt@libraryweb.org.
Wed. Feb. 26 7:00pm Book discussion of The Snow Child with the Titles Over
Tea Book Group
Barnes & Noble Greece
330 Greece Ridge Center Dr. GREECE
Free. No registration
required. For more information call (585) 227-4020.
Thurs. Feb. 27 7:00-8:00pm Book discussion of The Snow Child for parents and
community members
Palmyra Macedon Primary
School 120 Canandaigua St. PALMYRA
Free but registration
required. For
information or to register, email jolene.cretekos@palmaccsd.org or julianne.ballard@palmaccsd.org.
Thurs. Feb. 27 1:00pm Book discussion of The Snow Child Ogden Farmer’s Library 269
Ogden Center Rd. SPENCERPORT
Free. No registration
required. For more information call (585) 617-6181.
Thurs. Feb. 27 4:00-5:45pm Book discussion of The Snow Child Highland Branch Library 971
South Ave. ROCHESTER
Free. No registration
required. For more information call (585) 428-8206.
Thurs. Feb. 27 7:00-9:00pm Book discussion of The Snow Child Rush Public Library 5977 E.
Henrietta Rd. RUSH
Free but registration
required. To register or for more information call (585) 533-1370.
Thurs. Feb. 27 7:00pm Book discussion of The Snow Child with Words on Women Barnes & Noble 1070
Ridge Rd. WEBSTER
Free but registration
required. To register or for more information call (585) 872-9710.
Fri. Feb. 28 6:00-10:00pm Opening of the exhibition “Peter’s Picks 2011
Featuring Winter Images” (on view through March 23)
Image City Photography Gallery 722 University Ave. ROCHESTER Free. No registration required. Gallery open Wed.-Sat. 11:00am-7:00pm and Sun.
12:00-4:00pm. For more information see www.imagecityphotographygallery.com.
Tues. March 4 7:00-8:00pm Native
American Crafts Demonstration: Basket Weaving in Alaskan Tribal Pattern
Ontario Public Library1850 Ridge Rd. ONTARIO Free but registration required. For information or to register go to
www.ontariopubliclibrary.org.
Tues. March 4 7:00-8:30pm Sleeping in Ice5 Penfield Public Library
1985 Baird Rd. PENFIELD
Free but registration
required beginning Feb. 18. To register or for more information call (585)
340-8720.
Thurs. March 6 1:00-2:00pm Author Eowyn Ivey talks live with host Evan Dawson and local callers on “Connections” WXXI Radio— 1370 AM Free. To join the conversation call (585) 263-WXXI (263-9994).
Thurs. March 6 7:00-9:00pm Book discussion of The Snow Child Rush Public Library 5977 E.
Henrietta Rd. RUSH
Free but registration
required. To register or for more information call (585) 533-1370.
Fri. March 7 6:00-10:00pm The Snow Child “Snow Day” Party with music by The Fevertones, paper snowflake
making and refreshments, plus our annual First Friday Scavenger Hunt6
Writers
& Books 740
University Ave. & other First Friday venues ROCHESTER
Free.
No registration required. For more information see www.wab.org or www.firstfridayrochester.org.
Sat. March 8 10:00-11:30am Surviving in the snow (ages 8+)7 Mendon Ponds Park MENDON
(sponsored by the Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club)
Free. No registration
required. For more information call (585) 820-2018.
Sat. March 8 2:30-3:30pm Spring Into the Arts:
Storytelling8
Penfield Public Library
1985 Baird Rd. PENFIELD
Free but registration
required beginning Feb. 21. To register or for more information call (585)
340-8720.
Sat. March 8 3:00-5:00pm An Afternoon of Winter
Fancies: Creative Movement Workshop with Live Music followed by Flights of
Winter Fancy dance performance9
Hochstein School of Music
& Dance 50 N. Plymouth Ave. ROCHESTER
Free but registration
suggested. To register or for more information call (585) 454-4596.
Wed.
March 12 7:00-8:30pm
Book discussion of The Snow Child with Women Who Love to
Read
Lift Bridge Book Shop 45
Main St. BROCKPORT
Free.
No registration required. For more information call (585) 637-2260.
Thurs. March 13 6:30-8:30pm Video: The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012,
directed by Peter Hedges)
Penfield Public Library
1985 Baird Rd. PENFIELD
Free but registration required
beginning Feb. 28. To register or for more information call (585) 340-8720.
Fri. March
14 7:00pm
Book discussion of The Snow Child LAVA (Literature &
Visual Arts) First Unitarian Church (Susan B. Anthony Room) 200 Winton Rd. S.
ROCHESTER
Free. No registration
required. For more information email Bill Fugate at wrfugate@frontiernet.net.
Tues. March 18-Wed. March
19
Exhibition of quilts
inspired by The Snow Child, organized
and sponsored by the Genesee Valley Quilt Club10
Penfield Public Library
1985 Baird Rd. PENFIELD
For more information see
Details below or email Lois Mae E. Kuh at forkuh@frontiernet.net.
Wed. March 19 2:00pm Book discussion of The Snow Child Fairport Public Library 1
Fairport Village Landing FAIRPORT
Free. No registration
required. For more information call (585) 223-9091.
Wed. March 19 3:00-4:30pm An afternoon with Eowyn Ivey: reading followed by Q&A and
book signing
Nazareth College Forum of the Shults Center 4245 East Ave. ROCHESTER (sponsored by
The Marie Callahan Reading Center Memorial Fund and the Graduate Literacy
Programs of Nazareth College)
Free. No registration required. For more information call Dr.
Naomi Erdmann at (585) 389-2614.
Wed. March 19 6:30-8:00pm Book discussion of The Snow Child Ontario Public Library 1850 Ridge Rd. ONTARIO Free; no registration required. For information call (315) 524-8381.
Wed. March 19 6:30-7:30pm Stories
and crafts based on the Russian “Snow Child” fairy tale
Greece Public Library 2
Vince Tofany Blvd. GREECE
Free but registration
required. For more information or to register call (585) 225-8951 or visit www.greecepubliclibrary.org.
Wed. March 19 7:00-9:30pm An evening with Eowyn Ivey and book signing Penfield Public Library 1985 Baird Rd. PENFIELD Free but registration required beginning Feb. 19. To register or
for more information call (585) 340-8720.
Thurs. March 20 12:00pm Author visit by Eowyn Ivey: reading followed by Q&A and book
signing
Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County 115 South Ave.
ROCHESTER
Free. No registration required. For more information call (585)
428-8350 or email
Rebecca.Fuss@libraryweb.org.
Thurs. March 20 3:00-5:00pm Author visit by Eowyn Ivey: reading followed by Q&A and book
signing
Rochester Institute of Technology Reading Room, Campus Life
Center One Lomb Memorial Dr.
HENRIETTA
Free. No registration required. For more information email
karen@wab.org.
Thurs. March 20 7:00-8:30pm Author visit by Eowyn Ivey: reading followed by Q&A and book
signing
Greece Public Library 2 Vince Tofany Blvd. GREECE Free but registration required. For more information or to
register
call (585) 225-8951 or visit www.greecepubliclibrary.org.
Fri. March 21 11:00am Author visit by Eowyn Ivey: reading followed by Q&A and book
signing
Wood Library 134 N. Main St. CANANDAIGUA Free. No registration required. For more information call (585)
394-1381.
Fri. March 21 3:00-4:30pm An afternoon with Eowyn Ivey: reading followed by Q&A and
book signing
Valley Manor 1570 East Ave. ROCHESTER Free but registration required. To register or for more
information call (585) 770-1956 or email Gail Reeves at
greeves@seniorsfirstonline.com.
Fri. March 21 5:30-7:00pm A novel evening with Eowyn Ivey Location offered with
tickets; space for this intimate event is very limited
Tickets are $75 each. To
purchase tickets call (585) 473-2590 x106.
Sat. March 22 10:00am-3:00pm Critter Challenge11 Seneca Park Zoo 2222 St.
Paul St. ROCHESTER
Free with zoo admission.
For information call (585) 336-7200 or visit www.senecaparkzoo.org.
Mon. March 31 6:30pm Book discussion of The Snow Child Wadsworth
Library 24 Center St. GENESEO (refreshments provided by Friends of Wadsworth
Library)
Free. No registration
required. For more information call (585) 243-0440.
Mon. March 31 7:00pm The Silence of the North.” Video Screening.1981 film, stars Ellen Burstyn and Tom Skerritt Winton Branch Library Free. No registration
required.
Wed. May
14 2:00pm
Book discussion of The Snow Child Parma Public Library 7 West
Ave. HILTON
Free. No registration
required. For more information call (585) 392-8350.

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey

(paperback version) is available for sale at Writers & Books at a cover price of $14.99.

Writers & Books offers a discount to members (just ask at the bookstore)

as well as bulk discounts to schools and book groups (email karen@wab.org).

Visit the Writers & Books web site at www.wab.org for more information and Calendar updates.

 

DETAILS ABOUT CALENDAR EVENTS

 

1. Writers & Books and Geva Theatre Center Seek Submissions for 2 Pages/2 Voices. Each January, 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 by area actors. Each play must be no more than two pages in length and contain no more than two characters. The only other stipulation for this year’s submissions is that at some point in the play the word “fox” must be included, in honor of The Snow Child. 
Deadline for submissions: Friday, January 3, 2014. Submissions can be hand-delivered or mailed to Writers & Books, 740 University Ave., Rochester, NY 14607. Reading: Monday, Jan. 27 at 8:00pm at Writers & Books.

2. Creative Approaches to The Snow Child: A Training for Teachers and Book Discussion Leaders. Join Wendy Low, former Youth Education and Outreach Coordinator at Writers & Books, and Karen vanMeenen, RIT faculty member and Coordinator of “If All of Rochester Read the Same Book…,” for a presentation and discussion of various approaches to teaching and discussing The Snow Child. The discussion will revolve around analyzing the writer’s craft; character development, choices and change; social and cultural issues raised within the text; the use of creative writing and personal writing assignments in the classroom; and other pertinent information. This workshop is geared toward anyone interested in a deeper understanding of the book, especially book discussion leaders and teachers looking for insight and creative approaches to the learning process. Free but registration required: email karen@wab.org by Wed. Jan. 8 at 5:00pm.

3. Fairy Tales Around the World: Russia and the Snow Child. Come read around the world with Writers & Books! Read fairy tales from Russia, including The Snow Child, the magical tale that inspired this year’s “If All of Rochester Read the Same Book…” pick. Enjoy hot chocolate and make paper snowflakes after the reading.  Facilitated by Marni Rossi and W&B staff. For families with children ages 4-12. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

4. Alaskan Odyssey: Cruising the Inside Passage and Beyond. Join Lisa Wemett and Terry Mulee as they revisit their exploration of our 49th state via a round-trip cruise from Seattle, Washington. The forested islands along the Inside Passage give way to the raw beauty of the Hubbard Glacier and Tracy Arm. Discover the Native Tlingit culture at remote Icy Strait Point, the Gold Rush days of Ketchikan and Juneau, and the Russian influences on Kodiak and Sitka. From the cosmopolitan port of Anchorage to the wildlife centers in Homer and Kodiak, find out why Alaska is truly the Great Land. To register or for more information call (585) 359-7092 or visit hpl.org.

 

5. Sleeping in Ice. Ever wonder how the Eskimos stayed warm in all that snow and ice? Join Rick French from Pack, Paddle Ski Corporation of South Lima, veteran of many nights sleeping in igloos and snow shelters, as he demonstrates how to make an igloo with your family in your backyard or how to survive a surprise blizzard in the mountains. This is a multimedia and hands-on demonstration. Free, but registration required beginning Feb. 18.

 

6.  Join us on Friday, March 7 to celebrate this year’s “If All of Rochester Read the Same Book…” program with a “Snow Day”! Enjoy music by The Fevertones, fruit pies in flavors inspired by the novel, johnnycakes, coffee, tea and “moonshine.” Make paper snowflakes to decorate Writers & Books or to take home. Expand the celebration with a Scavenger Hunt as part of First Friday, with prizes! Visit participating First Friday venues and find a hidden fox (images of the fox will be posted on the W&B website and Facebook page and via Twitter on March 6). Bring your fox to W&B by 9:30pm to receive a free copy of the novel. This event is free and open to the public. For information on W&B events visit www.wab.org. For information about the monthly First Friday events visit www.firstfridayrochester.org.

7. Surviving in the snow. Join Peter Debes and Valerie Rice of the Rochester Regional Group of the Sierra Club for a foray into the wilds of Mendon Ponds Park to search for signs of the “snow children” that live there. Winter is a severe hardship for any creature that lives outdoors, and many do not survive. But just how does any creature (or even a child) survive? Some creatures just “disappear” as they go into hibernation but others stay active all winter and emerge to raise their babies to brave another winter, which in Alaska is only a few short months away. We will look for signs of life, learn about the shelter and food these animals can find, and if conditions are right, create a snow shelter ourselves. Evolution has resulted in amazing adaptations for survival, and we’ll ponder the possibilities of a human child surviving bitter cold alone in a wilderness. Location: Hopkins Point, Mendon Ponds Park. Take the 2nd park entrance off Route 65 (Clover St.). Go to the end of the road by the pond. Come dressed for the weather, including boots or snowshoes if you like. Afterward, stop at Friendly’s on Monroe Ave. for hot chocolate or coffee. Storm date: Sunday, March 9 (same time and place). For more information or confirmation of date due to inclement weather, call (585) 820-2018.

8. Spring Into Arts: Storytelling. Join us in an exploration of the themes of The Snow Child through folktales from many cultures, including Russian and Inuit. The Genesee Storytellers will offer tales of wonder, wishes and hope in this once-upon-a-time listening experience. For ages 8 through adult.

9. An Afternoon of Winter Fancies: Creative Movement Workshop with Live Music Accompaniment in our dance studio 3:00-4:00pm; open to ages 3 and up. Join our dance department’s students and faculty as they lead families through an improvisational hour of movement for dancers and non-dancers alike. They will be accompanied by our music students performing a variety of pieces inspired by winter. This is immediately followed by a dance performance, “Fights of Winter Fancy,” at Hochstein Performance Hall, 4:15-5:00pm. Hochstein’s dance faculty, students and friends will be performing a variety of dances fitting to the season including “Nutcrackering” inspired by “The Nutcracker.” Our headline performer is Mariah Maloney, a native of Homer, Alaska, who grew up listening to her mother playing chamber music in their homesteader log cabin—a beginning that influences her dancemaking process today. Learn more about Mariah at

http://mariahmaloneydance.com/ and

http://www.brockport.edu/dance/people/mmaloney.html. Learn about Hochstein’s dance faculty at http://www.hochstein.org/our-people/faculty/dance. Both events are free and open to the public.

 

10. Genesee Valley Quilt Club (GVQC) Exhibition. GVQC invites quilters in the greater Rochester area to read The Snow Child and create quilts inspired by the novel. Each quilt will be “novel” and will show the artist’s love of both quilting and reading. Quilts will be on display the evening of March 18 through March 19 (the night of the author’s visit) at Penfield Library. For further information email Lois Mae E. Kuh at GVQCnovelquilt@gmail.com.

11. Seneca Park Zoo’s Critter Challenge. Could you spot your dinner from a mile away? Stand on one foot while you sleep? Or keep your nose to the ground to find a mate? Our Critter Challenge event gives visitors a chance to try several fun activities that will give them a better understanding of what some species do in order to survive. Visit the Writers & Books table, too!