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

August 5 @ EST 9:00 am - August 9 @ 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 hand-build 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 lunchtime, a staff member will lead campers on the 20-minute walk to Flower City Arts Center for the afternoon session.

Teaching Artist(s): Taurus Savant and a visual arts Teaching Artist (TBD)

Camp Date: August 5 – 9
Camp Time: 9 am  – 4 pm
Camp Location: Writers & Books and Flower City Arts Center
Price: Members $356 | General Public $400
Deadline To Register: July 28, 11:30 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.

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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Poetry, Pottery, & Paper | Ages: 8 - 11
$ 400.00
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August 5 @ EST 9:00 am
August 9 @ 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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