literature

Pop-up bookstores become indie lit's guide to survival

Customers of John’s Tex-Mex in the South Wedge typically get their tacos and burritos with a side of refried beans or mashed potatoes. On a recent...
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Thu, 05/06/2021 - 8:55am
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Connections: Previewing the Rochester Teen Book Festival

We talk with organizers and participants in the Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival . The event is in its 14th year. This year's virtual festival is...
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Wed, 05/05/2021 - 10:46am
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Connections: Is short fiction gaining popularity?

When is the last time you read a short story? Novelist Zadie Smith recently turned to short fiction, publishing her first collection of short stories...
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Mon, 11/04/2019 - 9:22am
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Connections: Why do we need diverse books?

Why do we need diverse books – books written by diverse authors that feature diverse characters? The question is the focus of an upcoming panel hosted...
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 10:37am
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Connections: Remembering the life and work of Toni Morrison

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison died last week at the age of 88. Morrison is perhaps best known for her work, “Beloved,” but her work spans...
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Mon, 08/12/2019 - 10:23am
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Connections: Celebrating 25 years of Lake Affect magazine

Lake Affect Magazine is celebrating 25 years of publication this year. The bi-annual arts and culture magazine highlights the work of Rochester-based...
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Mon, 07/08/2019 - 10:45am
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Connections: Discussing dystopian fiction and the staying power of the novel "1984"

George Orwell’s dystopian novel, “1984,” was published 70 years ago this week. In a recent piece for the “New Yorker,” Louis Menand writes that unlike...
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Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:06pm
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Connections: Writers & Books' new executive director, Alison Meyers, and the 2019 Ladder Conference

Writers & Books has a new executive director. Alison Meyers is a poet and fiction writer who previously led literary non-profit organizations in New...
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Fri, 05/17/2019 - 10:50am
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Connections: Exploring the literary history of Upstate New York

We explore the literary history of Upstate New York with local blogger Stephen Huff, who visited authors' graves in 35 communities across the state. He...
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Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:04am
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Connections: What should we do when artists misbehave?

What should we do when artists misbehave? In other words, when an author, actor, director, or artist does something offensive, acts inappropriately, or...
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Mon, 06/18/2018 - 12:41pm
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