Classes & Workshops

These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.

Beginnings and Endings

March 01, 2017
Instructor(s): Matt Kotula

This workshop is devoted to recognizing, analyzing and composing effective prose beginnings and endings. Half of the sessions will be devoted to beginnings, half to endings. Participants will workshop one… View More »


Writing Cartoons

March 06, 2017
Instructor(s): Danica Glamack

Cartooning is a combination of words and images. This class will walk you through the steps of creating a single-panel gag cartoon. Included is the selection of your subject matter,… View More »


World-building: Tools and Tricks to Make a Setting Live (New!)

March 07, 2017
Instructor(s): Wendy Low

Compelling setting is a crucial ingredient for speculative and genre fiction. Beloved authors often invite readers to dwell in fantastic worlds, if only until the last pages. We will discuss… View More »

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Reading Seminar of The Enchanted and A Lesson Before Dying

March 07, 2017
Instructor(s): Karen VanMeenen

In three Tuesday meetings we will explore these two books (one our 1st Rochester Reads selection and the other our 17th and latest) whose narratives in part deal with the… View More »

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Twitter for Writers

March 08, 2017
Instructor(s): Robin Flanigan

Tweeting can help you become a better writer. Not only does the 140-character limit sharpen your prose, the social network introduces you to venues, authors, and conferences you never knew… View More »


Letter Writing in the Modern Era (New!)

March 11, 2017
Instructor(s): Christine Green

We live in a world of to-the-point emails, quick texts, and Snapchat “conversations.” Communication is quickly produced and consumed like fast food from a chain restaurant. Let’s slow it down… View More »

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Publication Bootcamp: Pt. 2

March 11, 2017
Instructor(s): Jennifer Kircher Carr

Kick up your submission strategy! This three-hour class is perfect for those who are already send their work out into the world, and want to strategize a better process. Hone… View More »


Master Class with Rene Denfeld

April 01, 2017

Here is your chance to learn from acclaimed author Rene Denfeld, through a series of writing exercises and discussions that will help propel your writing forward. Registration required. Visit… View More »

Introduction to Grant Writing

April 01, 2017
Instructor(s): Margit Brazda Poirier

This introductory workshop is for those new to grant writing. The focus is on writing grants to support programs, capital projects and operations at nonprofit organizations and businesses (not college… View More »

A Taste of Writers & Books! (ages 10-13)

April 17, 2017
Instructor(s): Judy DeCroce Almeta Whitis Donna Marbach Chris Fanning Angela Cannon-Crothers Sara Bickweat Penner Tracy Cretelle

Sign up for all 5 days and save! Use code W17-YX04 MONDAY: Flash Fiction TUESDAY: Storytellers & Seers WEDNESDAY: Word Play Workshop THURSDAY: Hogwarts Academy Day One FRIDAY: Hogwarts Academy… View More »