5th Annual Celebration


by Open Letter

November 10, 2019
Sunday @ 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Nox Cocktail Lounge
302 Goodman St N, Rochester, NY

**Tickets are limited!**

Ticket levels:

  • $25 for entry + 1 book
  • $100 for entry + 5-book bundle + drink ticket

All tickets/books will be held at the door. Any questions? Just drop us a line at contact@openletterbooks.org.



Whether you'll be partying with us in Rochester on November 10th or not, everyone can be part of the night's raffle to help raise funds for the missions of both Open Letter Books and the American Literary Translators Association. Not local? Not a problem. If it can be shipped within the U.S., we'll get it to you. 


It’s almost time for the 5th Annual Celebration of Open Letter & Rochester—this year featuring the American Literary Translators Association! Join Open Letter Books and ALTA for an evening of ambiance, food, specialty cocktails, a raffle featuring local Rochester goods, and literary arts.

This year we will have several Open Letter authors celebrating with us (list TBA)! Snag a ticket for $25 and get a copy of one of their titles, published by Open Letter. Treat yourself to a VIP ticket at the $100 level and get a copy of a book from EACH AUTHOR! That’s a bombastic bundle!

All tickets are tax deductible; this year all proceeds directly benefit BOTH the mission of Open Letter Books (a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts organization at the University of Rochester), and the American Literary Translators Association.  

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 5th Rochester celebration, and help support one of the community's most internationally beloved arts organizations with a night of literature, music, food, drinks, and more! 

Special thanks to our event sponsors: Box Walla, BOA Editions, the Center for the Art of Translation & Publishers Weekly!