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3rd Annual Celebration of Open Letter Books & Rochester


by Open Letter

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November 5, 2017
Sunday @ 4:00 p.m.
The Spirit Room
139 State St., Rochester, NY

**Tickets are limited! Get yours for $25 for entry + a copy of The Golden Calf. All tickets/books will be held at the door. Any questions? Just drop us a line at****


Enter to win our Big Bad ROC Swag Bundle!
Buy tickets for the chance to be the lucky winner to take home our big bad bundle of ROC-curated raffle items, including goods from Wegmans, Sky Zone Rochester, and more! Whether you'll be celebrating with us in Rochester on November 5th 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.


Come celebrate Rochester’s own Open Letter Books with an evening of ambiance, food, specialty cocktails, a raffle featuring local Rochester goods, and Rochester's literary arts—featuring one of our favorite and best-selling titles, The Golden Calf by Ilf & Petrov, translated by Rochesterians Helen Anderson and Konstantin Gurevich.

This year the celebration will be hosted by Rochester's newest and arguably most atmospheric stop for all things literary and cocktail/culinary—The Spirit Room!

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 3rd 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!