Classes & Workshops


These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.


Writing Your College Admissions Essay

July 17, 2017

Code: JY17-B01 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,… View More »

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

July 24, 2017
Instructor(s): Christine Green

Code: JY17-R29 Join Bellatrix Lestrange for a magical jaunt through The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Class activities will include discussion and writing activities about fairy tales in both the… View More »

The Bare Bones Of A Play

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Katherine Varga

JY17-D35 Whether you’re interested in writing for theatre, TV, or film, you need characters, conflict, and perception shifts. Sound boring? It’s actually awesome. This class will teach the narrative theory… View More »

Teen Comedy Improv

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Julie Donofrio

JY17-D23 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 »

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 »

Embracing the Personal Essay

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Sally Bittner Bonn

JY17-N13 Does the word “essay” make you cringe? Not all essays are 5-paragraph school assignments. In fact, the personal essay is quickly growing to be one of the most popular,… View More »

Best Friends & Worst Enemies: Creating Memorable Characters (CLASS FULL)

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 »

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 »

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 »