Across the Divide: Stories About Race

January 19, 2018: Local writers and storytellers tell how race has colored, shaped, and affected their lives.


Hot Fun in the Summertime!

Date: July 21, 2017

“Hot Fun in the Summertime: Stories about water sports, camping trips, family reunions & other disasters.”

What could be better than going to a (fake) summer resort, canoeing in the Adirondacks (solo), getting stuck in a (July) snowstorm, hosting guests (who won’t leave!), finding summer “love”, or moving to Italy only to discover how many friends would love to stay in your “caravan”? Hearing a story about someone else’s misadventures, of course.


Join us for a hilarious evening of true, personal stories.

It’s a Mystery: Unanswered Questions that Haunt Our City, Our Families, and Ourselves

Date: October 8, 2016

October is the time when we delight in ghost stories, shiver in haunted houses and cemeteries, but what about the real life mysteries that haunt us? Unsolved crimes, premonitions, uncanny coincidences, dreams, visitations from loved ones.

Join us in our new location as we team up with Writers & Books!

Doors open at 6:30 for beverages and good conversation. Stories begin at 7:00.

Location: Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY.

Seating is limited. Call 473-2590, or contact us here to reserve a seat.

Get Lit!

Date: August 25, 2016

Storytellingget_lit_1 is one of the oldest and most profound oral traditions. StoriesROC features well-crafted, intimate, moving stories that celebrate the diversity and complexity of the human experience.

Join us for Rochester’s Second Annual “Get Lit!” pub crawl, sponsored by Writers & Books. StoriesROC kicks off the night at The Daily Refresher, starting at the Daily Refresher, and followed by readings at Roc Brewing and the Skylark Lounge.

More information can be found on the Writers & Books Get lit! page.

Time: 7 PM

Location: The Daily Refresher

Hosted by Leah Ruekberg.