2nd Annual Celebration of Open Letter Books & Rochester


by Open Letter

October 21, 2016
Friday @ 8:00 p.m.
(Special VIP Reception @ 7:00 p.m.)
The Historic German House
315 Gregory St., Rochester, NY

Ticket levels:

  • $20 for entry
  • $25 for entry + a copy of A Greater Music
  • $100 for entry + the book + a special pre-event VIP reception (@ 7:00 p.m.) with cocktails, our guest speakers, Open Letter, and other donors

And Buy tickets now for your favorite raffle items! Whether you'll be partying with us in Rochester on October 21st or not, everyone can be part of the night's raffle to help raise funds for the press and its mission. Not local? Not a problem. If it can be shipped within the U.S., we'll get it to you. Get a head start and cast your early raffle ballots, now!

Come celebrate Rochester’s own Open Letter Books with an evening of author-curated music, food, specialty cocktails, palm readers, a raffle featuring local Rochester goods,  and the release of A Greater Music by Bae Suah.

AND this year the celebration will feature Rochester visionary speakers, including Rachel Barnhart, Glenn Kellogg (Hart’s), Kyle Semmel (Writers & Books), Leah Stacy (Boomtown Table), and more!

All tickets are tax deductible, and all proceeds directly benefit the mission of Open Letter Books (a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization at the University of Rochester), help afford students the opportunity to learn literary translation here in Rochester, and further promote the literary arts in our community.

Note: After completing checkout, you'll receive a general confirmation email. All tickets will be held at the door. As the event nears, you'll receive a second email from us with your final ticketing info and event details. Any questions? Just drop us a line!

Open Letter Books was founded in 2007 at the University of Rochester with the mission of enhancing American book culture by translating and promoting literature from around the world. To date, the press has published more than seventy critically-acclaimed titles, launched the Best Translated Book Award (the largest prize for translations in the U.S.), and has hosted dozens of locally-based Rochester events in its "Reading the World Conversation Series." The press also works closely with the University of Rochester’s literary translation studies program and offers internships to local students. Featured in the CITY Paper as one of the most vibrant publishers on the scene, Open Letter is a mainstay among Rochester arts organizations.

Come join us for our 2nd Annual Celebration of Open Letter and Rochester, and help support one of the community's most internationally beloved arts organizations with a night of literature, music, food, drinks, and more!