Classes & Workshops


These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.


Fantastic Beasts 101

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 »

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 »

Spooky Stories

August 07, 2017
Instructor(s): Caedra Scott-Flaherty

JY17-F47 If you love reading about ghosts, witches, monsters, and vampires, and wish every day could be Halloween, then this class is for you! Together we will learn how to… 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 »

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 »

Write a 10-Minute Play!

August 14, 2017
Instructor(s): Katherine Varga

JY17-D37 Do you love theatre? Have you always wanted to write your own play? Then this class is for you! We will read several short plays aloud (aspiring actors are… View More »

Secret Lives of Animals

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 »

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 »

Young Storytellers

August 21, 2017
Instructor(s): Judy DeCroce

JY17-M20 The art of storytelling is important for confidence in any presentation. This class will introduce skills needed to perform and engage an audience. We will practice a variety of… View More »