We didn’t have far to look for an audition venue here in Rochester. We wanted:
a place that welcomes writers;
a place that connects people with their words and others’ words;
a genuinely cozy, comfortable, creative spot. We wanted to hold auditions at Writers and Books, the crown jewel of Rochester’s grassroots, literary movement.
Located in the heart of Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts, Writers and Books is the spot to meet your writing guru and introduce words to the memories, ideas, and emotions that you carry around but haven’t yet put to paper. (They also run a ton of fabulous programs, so be sure to check out their online catalogue.)
Writers and Books has something for everyone: teens, new writers, veteran writers, closet writers, voracious readers, poetry fanatics and people who just love the written word. At some point or another–if you haven’t already–you’re going to want to take one of WAB’s fabulous writing offerings. Writing a novel? Writing your memoirs? Machinating your own manifesto? Trying your hand at poetry? Just want to sit in and listen about a good book? Yeah, they got that. And a plethora of potential picks to pen your purple prose.
One favorite? Try “Where Motherhood and Writing Meet,” offered by local literary force Sally Bonn–a six-week course devoted to helping you pen your experiences with one of the World’s Hardest Jobs in a most supportive environment. And: the course runs prior to our auditions… so you never know if you might get a great LTYM piece out of it!
Seriously: we love this place, and we love the people who make it run. There’s simply nowhere else in the world you’re going to find an old firehouse with a giant pencil and a poetry booth just outside. Our sincere thanks to Writers & Books for our audition space! Sign up–space is limited for our March 2nd, 7th, and 14th auditions. See you at 700 University Avenue!
Featured video: Sabine Brown’s “On Being Just a Stay At Home Mom”