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740 University Avenue, Rochester NY, 14607 [Directions]
Hours (as of March 2013)
Monday-Thursday: 11:00AM to 9:00PM
Friday: 11:00AM to 5:00PM
Saturday: 9:00AM to 1:00PM
585 473 2590 / 585 442 9333
<office AT wab DOT org>

Writers & Books is a Rochester literary center offering writing and poetry classes, workshops, readings, competitions, outreach programs, residency programs, and internships.

Stop by the Poetry Booth (a phone booth that used to dispensing poetry, however they couldn't keep up with the vandals that continue to break parts of it off) located in front of our building. They'd love for you to take a picture of you and your friends in it and e-mail them a copy though. It could make it up on our Facebook page & website. Put "Phone Booth ATTN Chris F" in the subject line.

Awards & Achievements

In August of 1986, the New York State Council of the Arts named Writers & Books one of New York's 'Primary Arts Organizations'.

Writers & Books won the Arts for Greater Rochester's 1988 award for 'Significant Contributions to the Arts in Rochester'.

Writers & Books won the Rochester Bibliophile Society's 1989 award for 'Significant Contributions to the Rochester Reading Community'

Writers & Books was recognized as Rochester's premiere 'Cultural Organization' at the Rochester Council of the Arts Annual Arts Awards.

Writers & Books was voted "Best Place To Dig Some Poetry" in City Newspaper's Best Of Awards in 2007.1



Teen Poetry Slam


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2008-07-08 13:11:59   I've stopped by here before, just to check out the items for sale. The people working there aren't the friendliest. In fact, they have made me feel like I am interrupting their conversations by entering the store. Just my two cents. —KimBee

2011-12-22 16:46:45   Hey everybody! Writers & Books has changed drastically over the past 3 years. We have revamped our Book Store into a comfortable lounging area with couches and WiFi. Our workshops & programs are better than ever! Visit www.wab.org for up to date information on whats going on at 740 University Ave. Also check out our Twitter account @writersandbooks, and our facebook page by searching Writers & Books. —ChrisFanning