Classes & Workshops


These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.


How to Write Your Own Book

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Tracy Cretelle

JY17-R51 How do dinosaurs write books with their friends? We’ll find out when we read a book each day of the week from Mark Teague & Jane Yolen’s collection of… View More »

Fantastic Beasts 101 (CLASS FULL)

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Chris Fanning

JY17-R53   Are you a young magizoologist (a person who studies magical creatures)? Are you considering a career in the Department for the Regulation & Control of Magical Creatures? If… View More »

I Wonder: Exploring Eternal Questions (CLASS FULL)

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Almeta Whitis

JY17-M24 “I was so happy I thought of it. It came to me. Which is what the creative act is all about. Things come to you without you necessarily knowing… View More »

Teen Comedy Improv

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Julie Donofrio

JY17-D23 Have you ever seen the television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and thought, “I’d like to do that!” Here’s your chance! Comedy improvisation is the art of acting… View More »

Percy Jackson Readers’ Theatre

August 07, 2017
Instructor(s): Marna Rossi

JY17-R04 When New York middle school student Percy Jackson finds out he is a Demi-god, the Greek myths come alive in a way he would never have imagined! We’ll explore… View More »

Best Friends & Worst Enemies: Creating Memorable Characters (CLASS FULL)

August 07, 2017
Instructor(s): Nina Alvarez

JY17-F49 Plot is important, but characters are even more vital to our stories. We’ll begin by defining characterization and all the ways that writers go about creating it. We’ll study… View More »

Writing Your College Admissions Essay

August 07, 2017

JY17-B02 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, curious,… View More »

Secret Lives of Animals (CLASS FULL)

August 14, 2017
Instructor(s): Caren Pita

JY17-F21 From the talking beasts of Narnia, to Warrior cats, to the falcon Frightful, animal characters fill youth fiction with adventure, both realistic and fantastic. We’ll share our favorite animal… View More »

Fan Fiction

August 14, 2017
Instructor(s): Amie McLaughlin

JY17-F35 Have your friends ever referred to you as a fanatic? Do you have a favorite anime/manga, book, movie, cartoon, play/musical, comic, TV show, or game that you like so… View More »

Writing Movies

August 14, 2017
Instructor(s): Michael M.B. Galvin

JY17-D04 All the best stuff happens before the cameras roll! In this workshop we’ll talk about what makes screenplays work and learn basic techniques by focusing on structure, story, characters,… View More »