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The Art of Storytelling, Myths & Motifs | Ages: 12-14

July 11, 2022 @ EST 9:00 am - July 15, 2022 @ EST 12:00 pm

The Epic of Gilgamesh

“Tell me a tale that always was. Read me a story that I can be in…Turn me around so that I can see everything I was meant to be.” —Michael Kiwanuka, from Tell Me a Tale

Why is telling a story more important today than ever before? The intimacy and power of sharing stories hails back to ancient times when the first person stood before a communal fire engaging the community. In this camp we’ll learn how and why storytelling developed, and we’ll look through the lens of mythology—from across the globe. Through discussion, writing, and the art of storytelling, we’ll learn universal and specific elements of telling stories in ways that are lively, captivating and life-enhancing, stoking your imagination and critical thinking. Together, we’ll develop our own group story that explores the issues you are most passionate about. This camp welcomes your personal literary, visual, musical and digital arts interests and talents to create an innovative group presentation.

The Art of Storytelling, Myths & Motifs, July 11 – July 15
Teaching Artist: Almeta Whitis
Location: Writers & Books
Time: 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Price: Members $133 | General Public $150
Deadline To Register: July 5, 11:59 pm
Minimum Enrollment: 4

Maximum Enrollment: 8

Scholarships Available

Extended care is available for an additional charge of $30. Please click here.

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Cancellation: In the event that a camp must be cancelled 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 office@wab.orgIf 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 11, 2022 @ EST 9:00 am
July 15, 2022 @ EST 12:00 pm
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Writers & Books
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Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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(585) 473-2590
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