Classes & Workshops


These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.


Fact to Fiction

August 07, 2017
Instructor(s): Sarah Cedeño

  JY17-F41 Are you a budding writer looking for inspiration? Step outside, turn on the news, open a magazine, read your Facebook or Twitter feed. This course is fertile ground… View More »

Best Friends & Worst Enemies: Creating Memorable Characters

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »