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Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen | Ages: 9 – 12

July 8 @ EST 9:00 am - July 12 @ EST 4:00 pm


Percy Jackson is mighty with his sword; his creator, Rick Riordan, is mighty with his pen. Experiment with the writing methods Riordan uses to weave a siren spell. You will need to prepare by reading the first book of the series, The Lightning Thief. In class, we will mine it for models of how to develop vivid characters and hold readers across chapter breaks, and for the benefits of borrowing story elements from past literature. We’ll craft vivid descriptions and humorous wisecracks, similar to those in Percy’s narration. You’ll create your own Camp Half Blood adventure. Meanwhile, we’ll enjoy exploring ancient Greek culture: hear stories from myths and history, attempt a Greek poetic form, and examine Greek artifacts from museums around the world, including a field trip to nearby Memorial Art Gallery. We will look at how we still borrow from ancient Greece in our language, government, culture, architecture, and art—to see that ancient Greece lives on.

Location: Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY
Camp Dates: July 8 – 12
Time: 9 am – 4 pm
Price: Members $286 | General Public $322
Deadline to Register: June 30, 11:30 pm
Minimum Enrollment: 4
Maximum Enrollment: 12

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.

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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!

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Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen | Ages: 9 – 12
$ 322.00


July 8 @ EST 9:00 am
July 12 @ EST 4:00 pm
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Writers & Books
(585) 473-2590
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Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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(585) 473-2590
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.

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