Organizer profile image

Writers & Books

Writers & Books is a 501-c-3 nonprofit literary arts center with a mission to promote reading and writing as lifelong activities for people of all ages in greater Rochester and beyond. The organization’s programs include writing workshops for adults and youth, readings, and an independent bookstore. Its flagship program, Rochester Reads, has for 19 years engaged the greater Rochester community with reading and discussing a single book; previously showcased authors include, among others, Russell Banks, Octavia Butler, Ernest J. Gaines, Ann Patchett, and most recently, Omar El Akkad. Rochester Reads 2020 will be held in October 2020. To learn more, visit