September 8, 2018

Writers Paradise is a writers retreat to recognize and celebrate the art of writing and the importance of writers.

 The event will feature 

 *an on-site writing coach

 *an on-site editor  

*journaling tactics 

*meditative exercises to prevent writers block  

*writing prompt exercises  


We have invited dozens of authors, poets, educators, students and community members to join us.


Call for performers!

If you would like to read an excerpt of your work or recite a poem please email or call 585.210.8192. 

Master of Ceremonies & Facilitators

Ebony Nicole Smith, Facilitator

Founder of Exclusively4Clergy

Writing coach to clergy and teaches others how to effectively publish their manuscripts

Author of Eve’s Confessions, 5Harts and Wake Up To Your God Given Purpose

Associates degree in Bible/Biblical Studies from Midwest College of Theology

Jennifer Rodibaugh, Facilitator

Change Management Specialist &

Toastmasters International Member

More than a decade of corporate communications experience

Believes that open dialogue, clear goals, and a good sense of humor make change a little easier

Bachelor of Arts, Literature

University of Montana

Nancy Steinkamp, Facilitator

Founder of Wisdom Writing, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist and Journal Writing Instructor

Experienced human service professional who has learned that everyone has wisdom to share   

 Master of Science, University of Colorado   

Studied with the Center for Journal Therapy and Therapeutic Writing Institute and uses expressive writing as a tool for personal and professional growth 


Corey Tanksley, Facilitator

Founder of Rochester Black Authors Expo (RBAE)

Author of B-Boy to Man: Freshmen (2014) the debut novel of his four book series 

Recipient of the Roc Award for best Author (2015)

Organized the very first Black Author Expo in the history of Rochester, New York

RBAE will be celebrating its fourth year in May 2018

CaTyra Polland, Hostess

Founder of Polland Enterprises, LLC and Career Prep

Author of Professionalism, What's That (2017)

New York State Minority Women Business Enterprise Certified (Career Prep)

Master of Arts SUNY Albany

Bachelor of Arts SUNY Buffalo


Breanna J. Marshall

Breanna J. Marshall, known to the writing industry as Author Breanna J, is a 25-year-old author, hailing from Rochester, NY. 

She is hitting the scene with her debut novel, “In The Name of Love,” released January 2018. 

She started writing at the age of 7, using poetry to express herself in her times of loneliness.  The urge for writing novels came when she knew that her love of writing was good enough to share with the world. Her goal in the industry is to take the success she receives and help young girls with low self-esteem. She hopes that her writings show those that have low self-esteem and have the unfortunate circumstance of living in bad environments that things get better.