Classes & Workshops


These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.


(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 »

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 »

Fairy Tale Heroines

August 21, 2017
Instructor(s): Christine Green

JY17-R57 We’ve all learned about sleepy Snow White and drowsy Sleeping Beauty. But Fairy Tales worldwide feature heroines with a little more oomph who were much less likely to doze… 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 »

Fleshing Out Fiction

August 21, 2017
Instructor(s): Leslie Youngblood

JY17-F51 As a teen, you already have hundreds of stories to tell. This class helps you build confidence and hone your voice to flesh out the stories. From a place… View More »

Reading Marginalized Voices

August 21, 2017

JY17-N15 In this polarizing political climate, there’s plenty a writer can do to ensure that underrepresented people and groups get their voices out into the world: Read. We’ll look at… View More »

Writers on the Move

August 21, 2017
Instructor(s): Henry Padrón

JY17-M57 Art and words meet in our community in this brand new class! In recent years many new murals have been painted in Rochester to build community awareness, delve into… 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 »