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Writing with Light | Ages: 12-14

August 7, 2023 @ EST 9:00 am - August 11, 2023 @ EST 4:00 pm


The word photography means “writing with light.” Using a 35mm film camera (provided) and a pen and notebook, we will explore the uniqueness of the Neighborhood of the Arts (NOTA). There will be opportunities to photograph and write about such outdoor art as wall murals and sculptures, the interior and exterior details of historic buildings, and gardens and natural areas. We will take portraits of each other in these environments and write about what we see and imagine. In the tradition of ekphrastic writing (writing inspired by art), we will respond to the images we’ve found, captured, and created by reimagining perspectives, exploring contexts, and approaching universal truths about the human condition. Using the community darkroom at Flower City Arts Center, we will make our own black and white prints and creatively combine words and pictures in a student-designed book published through MagCloud. We’ll spend our mornings at Writers & Books digging deep into the craft of writing; in the afternoons, we’ll take photography excursions around the NOTA and work in the darkroom at the Flower City Arts Center. All activities will be walking distance from Writers & Books.

Teaching Artist(s): Rylie Day-Walker and Kylie Newcomer
Location: Writers & Books and Flower City Arts Center
Camp Date: August 7 – August 11
Time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Price: Members $356 | General Public $400
Deadline To Register: July 30, 11:59 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.

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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August 7, 2023 @ EST 9:00 am
August 11, 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
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