Classes & Workshops


These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.


Find a Mystery

August 21, 2017
Instructor(s): Caren Pita

JY17-F43 There’s something mysterious about Writers & Books. Was the building designed by a man who talked to ghosts? Where does the staircase go and what’s with the little door… View More »

Poetry Doodles

August 21, 2017
Instructor(s): Marna Rossi

JY17-P16 Do you like to doodle? Do you love to play with words? Come create your own fabulous, colorful drawings! Learn to play with words through poetic devices like alliteration… View More »

Word Play Workshop

August 21, 2017
Instructor(s): Donna Marbach

JY17-L02 All work and no play makes for a dull writer. Come stretch your language brain in the Word Play Workshop. We will uncover magic in words, learn to write… View More »

Young Storytellers (CLASS FULL)

August 21, 2017
Instructor(s): Judy DeCroce

JY17-M20 The art of storytelling is important for confidence in any presentation. This class will introduce skills needed to perform and engage an audience. We will practice a variety of… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Write On for Homeschoolers

September 20, 2017
Instructor(s): Caren Pita

Code: F17-Y13 Dates: September 20 – December 6 (No class November 22) This session of Write On offers a workshop experience for the young writer! Each class will include writing… View More »