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Poetry, Pottery, & Paper Ages: 8-11

July 31, 2023 @ EST 9:00 am - August 4, 2023 @ EST 4:00 pm


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 handbuild a ceramic book,on which you will inscribe your own poem;make paper; learn to make different kinds of books; and use letterpress printing techniques to decorate them. With a writer, you will play with language, learning how to use image, metaphor, simile, alliteration, line breaks, and more to write your own poems. This camp is a real hands-on experience taught by professional artists and writers who share “tricks of the trade” in ceramics, book arts, poetry, and creative writing. The camp culminates with an art show and poetry reading. Mornings will be spent at Writers & Books;at lunch time, a staff member will lead campers on the 20-minute walk to Flower City Arts Center for the afternoon session.

Teaching Artist(s): Amy Sherman and Flower City Arts Center Teaching Artists
Location: Writers & Books and Flower City Arts Center
Camp Date: July 31 – August 4
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Price: Members $356 | General Public $400
Deadline To Register: July 23, 11:59 pm
Minimum Enrollment: 6
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.

Extended care is available for an additional charge of $32. Please click here.

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

Cancellation: In the event that a camp must be canceled due to low enrollment or other unforeseeable circumstances, you will be notified as far in advance as possible, generally 3-5 business days. A full refund will be issued.

Withdrawal: To withdraw, email vanessaf@wab.org. If you withdraw at least 10 business days before the first day of  camp, you will receive a full refund, minus a 15% administrative fee. If you withdraw between 5 and 9 business days before the first day of  camp, you will receive a full refund, minus a 25% administrative fee. No refunds will be given for withdrawals after the above cited dates.


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July 31, 2023 @ EST 9:00 am
August 4, 2023 @ 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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