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StageCraft 2024

A 4.5-month Vocational/Theater Arts fellowship program, StageCraft engages five greater Rochester BIPOC individuals, ages 18 – 29, with opportunities to acquire and apply skill sets needed for success in the non‐ performance side of theater.

Staged readings of Karen Culley’s play Monologues on Clarissa Street will be presented at Writers and Books on August 10th and at the 15th Annual Sankofa Theatre Festival on August 25th.

For more information, click HERE.


Nature Poetry Contest 2024

Water Into Words
Sponsored by Seneca Park Zoo | Co-sponsored by Writers & Books

For details please click HERE


SummerWrite Reading & Writing Camps

July 15 – August 9, 2024

Whether a reluctant reader or a budding novelist, your child, tween, or teen will express their creativity, make new friends, and pursue learning as an adventure at SummerWrite. Tax-deductible donations supporting need-based scholarships ensure access for all: explore giving opportunities here.

 

 


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Readings: Visiting Authors Series

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Artist in Residence

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Readings: Literary Partners

Steven Huff, Resting Among Us: Authors’ Gravesites in Upstate New York

Resting Among Us (Syracuse University Press, 2023) uncovers the region's rich literary heritage through Steven Huff's journeys to the graves of writers, both celebrated and forgotten. Interwoven with these remarkable […]

Free – $20.00
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SummerWrite 2024

Build-a-Book | Ages: 10 – 13

So you want to write a book, but you need a plan. Join our community of writers to learn how to plot a book chapter by chapter, taking your great […]

$322.00
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Arts Alive: Exploring the Neighborhood | Ages: 10 – 13

Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts (NOTA) has long been home to expression and creativity. Businesses and organizations that engage with art through painting, photography, food, and language abound. There are […]

$161.00
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SummerWrite in the Branches: Young Authors Club | Ages: 8 – 13

SummerWrite in the Branches: Families facing economic challenges are especially encouraged to register their young readers and writers in tuition-free camps held at five library branches. Let your creativity and […]

Free
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Hogwarts Academy | Ages: 8-14

Immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter when Writers & Books’ three-story building is transformed into Hogwarts! Throughout the week, students attend Herbology, Transfiguration, Divination, History of Magic, Defense […]

$422.00
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SummerWrite in the Branches: It Could Happen Here | Ages: 8 – 13

SummerWrite in the Branches: Families facing economic challenges are especially encouraged to register their young readers and writers in tuition-free camps held at five library branches. Everything seems normal...on first […]

Free
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Writers & Illustrators | Ages: 10 – 13

In this exciting collaboration between Writers & Books and the Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, you’ll create your own fantastically illustrated and imaginatively written story. You’ll learn how […]

$325
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Building Fantastical Worlds | Ages: 8 – 11

Have you ever wondered what it’s like living in magical worlds, such as those described in the Harry Potter series, Chronicles of Narnia, and The Borrowers? How do we leave […]

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Urban Outdoor Writers | Ages: 9 – 16

Explore fascinating green spaces right in our own city! Learn the art of observation, create a nature journal in which to sketch and write. We’ll take walking field trips in […]

$377.00
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SummerWrite in the Branches: Graphic Novels/The World in Pictures & Words | Ages: 8 – 13

SummerWrite in the Branches: Families facing economic challenges are especially encouraged to register their young readers and writers in tuition-free camps held at five library branches. Words and pictures work […]

Free
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SummerWrite in the Branches: The Poetry of You/La poesía acerca de ti | Ages: 8 – 13

SummerWrite in the Branches: Families facing economic challenges are especially encouraged to register their young readers and writers in tuition-free camps held at five library branches. Bilingual Camp Express the […]

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Telling Tales | Ages: 7 – 9

Create your own characters and tell your own story ideas while learning at the hand of master teaching artists, a writer and a visual artist. You’ll learn the tools of […]

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Poetry, Pottery, & Paper | Ages: 8 – 11

This collaboration between Writers & Books and the Flower City Arts Center provides a unique opportunity merging visual arts with creative writing. You will work with artists to hand-build a […]

$400.00
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Writing with Light | Ages: 12 – 14

The word photography means “writing with light.” Using a 35mm film camera (provided) and a pen and notebook, we will explore the uniqueness of the Neighborhood of the Arts (NOTA). […]

$400.00
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Story Writing Boot Camp | Ages: 13-16

Learn the essentials of voice, character, conflict, and dialogue to build a story and keep it going in a supportive setting. Whatever kind of fiction you write, we’ll home in […]

$161.00
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SummerWrite in the Branches: Tales From Your Mind | Ages: 8 – 13

SummerWrite in the Branches: Families facing economic challenges are especially encouraged to register their young readers and writers in tuition-free camps held at five library branches. Do you like fantasy, […]

Free
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Writing for the Screen | Ages: 13-16

Have you ever wondered how your favorite television show got to the screen? Want to try your hand at writing a script made for TV? In this camp you will […]

$161.00
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