Classes & Workshops


These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.


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 »

Where’s Walden?

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Angela Cannon-Crothers Edgar Brown

JY17-G01 Summertime, sunshine, green rolling hills, wildlife, and you! Spend a week communing with the writer within you at our retreat in the Bristol Hills. Explore with professional writers and… View More »

Outdoor Writers

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Angela Cannon-Crothers Edgar Brown

JY17-G02 Summertime, sunshine, green rolling hills, wildlife, and you! Spend a week communing with the writer within you at our retreat in the Bristol Hills. Explore with professional writers and… View More »

Songwriter’s Workshop

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Sean Jefferson Charlie Coté

JY17-M31 NOTE: Meets at Rochester Contemporary School of Music, The Old Pickle Factory Building, 1 Grove Street, Suite 122A in Pittsford. Inquire about transportation if needed.   Do you constantly… View More »

My Side Of The Mountain

August 07, 2017
Instructor(s): Edgar Brown Angela Cannon-Crothers Lindsay Cray

JY17-RG08 NOTE: Held at Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat. A van will run from Writers & Books leaving promptly at 8 am, returning at 5 pm If meeting the… View More »

Poetry, Pottery, & Paper

August 07, 2017
Instructor(s): M.J. Iuppa Kate Whorton Ryana Lawson

JY17-A09 In this collaboration between Writers & Books and the Flower City Arts Center, you’ll have a unique opportunity to merge visual arts with creative writing. You will use a… View More »

Your Incredible Illustrated Story

August 07, 2017
Instructor(s): Donna Marbach

NOTE: To register please call the Creative Workshop: (585) 276-8959. What do you want to say? In this exciting collaboration between Writers & Books and the Creative Workshop at the… View More »

Build-A-Book

August 14, 2017
Instructor(s): Tracy Cretelle

JY17-F29 So you want to write a book, but you need a plan? Learn how to plot a book chapter by chapter, taking your great idea and turning it into… View More »

Writing with Light

August 14, 2017
Instructor(s): Sulyn Bennett-Hennesey Liz Raymonda

JY17-A17 The word photography literally means “writing with light.” Combine the magic of film-based photography with the power of your words. Using a 35mm film camera (provided) and a pen… View More »

Produce a 90-Second Newbery Film

August 21, 2017
Instructor(s): Rashida Burch-Washington John Watson

JY17-V02 NOTE: Meets at RCTV, 21 Gorham Street Over the course of this week-long class, students transform into cast and crew to make their own short movie based on a… View More »