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Writing with the Hermit Crab (August 12 – August 16)

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


(MORNINGS: for ages 14+) Hermit crab?! What does this creature have to do with creative writing?! Just as the hermit crab finds a new home in a shell that once belonged to another animal, writing of any genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) can find a home in different shaped “shells” or forms. In this camp, students will use alternative structures to explore their ideas—for example, a dictionary entry for grief that explores a writer’s loss, or a soundtrack that explores a time period in a character’s life. Students will read and discuss several published examples of hermit crab forms, generate ideas and drafts of poetry, nonfiction, or fiction using the hermit crab form, and workshop one piece of your choosing.

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Writing with the Hermit Crab (August 12 - August 16)$126

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SummerWrite 2019 • Week 7 • August 12-16

Extended Care Available

Extended care is available if a child must arrive more than 15 minutes before class begins or after it ends. We need to know your extra care needs at least two weeks in advance to be sure we can fill your request.

Morning Extended Care (optional)

7:30am drop-off

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8:00am drop-off

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Evening Extended Care (optional)

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August 12
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Writers & Books
740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
(585) 473-2590


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5 Workshops from 9:00a-12:00p Each weekday from August 12nd - August 16th, 2019
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