Classes & Workshops


These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.


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 »

Hogwarts Academy

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 »

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 »

Comedy Improv

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Julie Donofrio

JY17-D03 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 »

I Wonder: Exploring Eternal Questions

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »