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Hogwarts Academy | Ages: 8-14

July 22 @ EST 9:00 am - July 26 @ EST 4:00 pm


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 against the Dark Arts, Potions, and other classes.

Hands-on activities are accompanied by creative writing exercises to spur the imagination. Participants are sorted, earn house points, play Quad Ball (formerly Quidditch), take a magical field trip into the muggle world, and write for the Daily Quibbler. “Professors” provide opportunities to delve deeply into texts, analyzing them for strengths and flaws and exploring issues of identity and social justice. Every morning, all Hogwarts students gather in the Great Hall for a special activity to start the day.

Spoiler Alert: Participants must be familiar with all seven books/movies, as material from all these sources will be covered throughout the week. We cannot guarantee that there won’t be spoilers otherwise!

Note: Writers & Books neither condones nor agrees with J.K. Rowling’s transphobic social and political views. Our faculty, staff, and students choose to celebrate the magic of the Harry Potter series and claim the stories as our own through critical and creative exploration of the text. Trans Lives Matter.

Teaching Artist(s): David Broadnax, Emma Callahan, Tracy Cretelle, Rylie Day-Walker, Chris Fanning, Tracy Nemecek, Alexa Scott-Flaherty, and Katherine Varga

Location: Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY
Camp Dates: July 22 – July 26
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Price: Members $380 | General Public $422
Deadline to Register: July 14, 11:30 pm
Minimum Enrollment: 12
Maximum Enrollment: 40

Scholarships Available. If your scholarship application is declined or the award does not meet your need, please email office@wab.org with the subject line “SW Scholarship” to discuss an adjustment.

SummerWrite Tee Shirts
Every camper who registers on or before June 1, 2024, receives one complimentary tee. You have the opportunity to indicate size at the time of registration. A very limited number of shirts will be available on a first-come, first-served basis after the June 1 deadline. Reserve your free SummerWrite 2024 T-Shirt here!

For more information about SummerWrite visit our Things to Know page.


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July 22 @ EST 9:00 am
July 26 @ EST 4:00 pm
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(585) 473-2590
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740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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(585) 473-2590
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