Writers & Books, Inc.

Writers & Books Promotes Reading and Writing as Life-Long Activities for People of All Ages and Backgrounds

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Writers & Books, Rochester's community literary center, inspires and instructs over 25,000 people each year through a wide array of offerings in nearly every literary genre. Believing that the written and spoken word are central to our lives and culture, Writers & Books celebrates, promotes and works to make them available to all. Writers & Books is located at 740 University Avenue, near Atlantic Avenue in the Neighborhood of the Arts.

Who We Serve
Each year our programs and services engage more than 25,000 Rochester-area residents of all ages and backgrounds in locations throughout the community.

How We Serve Them
Our programs reach people of all levels of interest in reading and writing and are designed to help people discover the important part that literature plays in our individual lives and the life of our community. Our programs are many and varied and reach out to constituencies of all ages and backgrounds living within our region, and include:

  • writing classes and workshops for youth and adults held at our facilities;
  • outreach programs held throughout the community, in schools, hospitals, libraries, senior citizen centers, recreation centers, and social service agencies;
  • readings and talks by visiting and regional writers;
  • residency programs at our rural retreat center, The Gell Center of the Finger Lakes;
  • an annual Festival of Reading;
  • an annual Regional Playwriting Competition held in collaboration with Geva Theater;
  • internships in literary programming and management for high school and college students.

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Year Founded: 1980
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740 University Ave Rochester, NY 14607
Monroe County, Rochester NY   Region
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