CosmoCon 2019

  • Learn New Things

    “Possible Lives, Past Lives”

    a talk by Elizabeth Bodien

    and "Editing Out Ego and Fear" a workshop by Nina Alvarez

  • Meet Authors

    7 Cosmographia authors will read from their work. Refreshments and book signing.


  • Feel Inspired

    Meet other like-minded people who love writing with a soulful bent.​ It's going to be a celebration!

  • Plan Ahead

    Bookmark or download the CosmoCon schedule of events plus other important info

We are excited to invite you to the first-ever “CosmoCon” this May 15th, 16th, and 18th, a 3-day literary event at Writers & Books in Rochester, New York
CosmoCon will include readings, a talk, and a workshop by Cosmographia authors and editors. 
The main event is the reading on May 16th from 6:00-9:00 pm in which authors will read from their work, answer audience questions in 15-minute segments with a 15-minute book signing intermission every hour. Entry to the CosmoCon Reading on May 16th is free and includes light refreshments.
We recommend bookmarking or downloading our schedule of events.
You can check out our Facebook event, if you'd like.

All events will be at

Writers & Books

740 University Ave.

Rochester, New York

Why CosmoCon?

Nina Alvarez founded Cosmographia Books in 2013 and the idea of a multi-event celebration of the press was long overdue. “I think people are hungry for books that make them feel soulful, whether its an mind-bending memoir exploring past lives, or a gut-wrenching navigation of childhood trauma through art and memoir, or stories in which otherwise absurd characters come to moments of wisdom and reckoning. Because I believe in our mission, I’ve put years of work into growing Cosmographia’s reach and authorship, along with local volunteers Carolyn Birrittella, Meags Downing, and Linnea Schaefer.”


Cosmographia’s literary journal, Canvas—co-run by Nina Alvarez and Lindsay Herko—routinely publishes teenage writers and artists from diverse nationalities and cultural identities, read and rated by a teen editorial board from all across the U.S. and even Taiwan. One of those board members, Julia Pelletier of Our Lady of Mercy High School in Rochester, NY, will join the reading as a representative of Canvas.

© Cosmographia Books 2019 
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