Classes & Workshops


These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.


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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

(Super) Hero Hall of Fame

August 14, 2017
Instructor(s): Delores Jackson Radney

JY17-M13 Our heroes inspire us! Which superheroes, historical heroes, and personal heroes do you look up to? Students will explore heroism in themselves, in their family, in the community, and… 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 »

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 »

Dystopian Literature

August 21, 2017
Instructor(s): Amie McLaughlin

JY17-R25 The Hunger Games has re-popularized the dystopian literature genre. Defined as fiction where characters struggle in an oppressive society that is the opposite of a utopia—or perfect place— it… View More »