Classes & Workshops

These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.

Writers & Cooks: Around the World (CLASS FULL)

July 10, 2017
Instructor(s): Paul L. Jonasse

Code: JY17-C02 NOTE: Meets at Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St. 14607 Travel the world and put together your own cookbook in this busy, creative, and tasty workshop for budding… View More »

Novel Tools (CLASS FULL)

July 10, 2017
Instructor(s): Wendy Low

Code: JY17-F25 Whether you aspire to write fantasy, science fiction, historical, or contemporary realist novels, you’ll want to develop the skills and discover the tools that successful novelists use to… View More »

Telling Tales

July 17, 2017
Instructor(s): Donna Marbach

NOTE: To register please call the Creative Workshop: (585) 276-8959. In this exciting collaboration between Writers & Books and the Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, you’ll create your… View More »

My Name In Print

July 17, 2017
Instructor(s): M.J. Iuppa

Code: JY17-M07 Write, write, write! We will spend the first part of the course producing poems, stories, journal entries, and creative essays through imaginative writing prompts. Participants will be encouraged… View More »


July 17, 2017
Instructor(s): Lisa Johnson

Code: JY17-P12 Come explore the power and physicality of words, and the dramatization of the senses as poetry and dance meet. With an emphasis on sights and sounds, young minds… View More »

Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen (CLASS FULL)

July 17, 2017
Instructor(s): Wendy Low

Code: JY17-R06 Percy Jackson is mighty with his sword; his creator, Rick Riordan, is mighty with his pen. Try the writing methods Riordan used to weave a siren spell on… View More »

Supernatural Shakespeare

July 17, 2017
Instructor(s): Sara Bickweat Penner

Code: JY17-D25 Calling young thespians! We’ll spend the week walking into the world of William Shakespeare, with special focus on his use of the supernatural in his plays. We’ll explore… View More »

World Building

July 17, 2017
Instructor(s): Emma Lynge

Code: JY17-F23 Who is the world’s second tallest man and how does he ride a bike or go shopping? What household objects do the miniature people in the classic book… View More »

Writing Your College Admissions Essay

July 17, 2017

Code: JY17-B01 Learn to write impressive essays for admission applications, the kind that wow admissions officers by what you say and how you say it, and that advertise you: creative,… View More »

Hogwarts Academy (CLASS FULL)

July 24, 2017
Instructor(s): Angela Cannon-Crothers Tracy Cretelle Chris Fanning Donna Marbach Amie McLaughlin Claire Mulvey Sara Bickweat Penner

Code: JY17-R10 Immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter as we turn all of Writers & Books into Hogwarts! Throughout the week students will have the chance to attend… View More »