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Writing with Light | Ages: 12 – 14

August 5 @ EST 9:00 am - August 9 @ 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 outdoor art such 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): Misty Yarnall and photography 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: 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.

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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Writing with Light | Ages: 12 - 14
$ 400.00


August 5 @ EST 9:00 am
August 9 @ 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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