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June 2021

NOVEL 101: I Can’t Possibly Get Rid of a Single Word: The Challenge of Editing

June 23 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Member Price: $30 Full Series (3): Members $80 | General Public $95 1 Session, 1.5 hours Deadline to Register: June 23, 5 pm Instructor: David B. Seaburn   Writers love their own words! We are loath to get rid of any of them. And yet, when the writing is done, it’s often the editing that turns a worthy draft into an excellent story. From story arc to single words and sentences, participants will learn ways to edit their own work.…

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Brenda Peynado: The Rock Eaters: Stories

June 24 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select “Get Tickets” to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event.   In the vein of Carmen Maria Machado, Kelly Link and Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Peynado’s collection spans worlds and dimensions to tackle issues ranging from class differences, to immigration, to first-generation experiences, to xenophobia. Threaded with magic, transcending time and place, her stories explore what it means to cross borders and break down walls, personally and politically. With elements of science fiction and fantasy, fabulism…

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July 2021

Heather Lanier: Raising a Rare Girl

July 8 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:10 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select “Get Tickets” to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event. Buy Raising a Rare Girl at our independent bookstore, Ampersand Books.   Award-winning writer Heather Lanier’s memoir about raising a child with a rare syndrome, defying the tyranny of normal, and embracing parenthood as a spiritual practice that breaks us open in the best of ways.   “Lanier’s memoir is now on the short list of books I’ll give, when the time comes, to my…

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Joani Elliot: The Audacity of Sara Grayson: A Novel

July 10 @ EST 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select “Get Tickets” to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event.   Presented in partnership with the Livonia Public Library.   Joani Elliott’s humorous contemporary fiction debut, The Audacity of Sara Grayson (Post Hill Press), follows an insecure writer’s journey of self-discovery as she struggles to fill the void left behind by her mother, a best-selling literary icon. The Audacity of Sara Grayson is a rich tale—a story within a story—with dramatic twists at every turn.…

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World Building for Social Justice

July 12 @ EST 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: 12 - 14 Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Melissa Michal Slocum Are you passionate about important social topics and silenced issues? Can you see robots taking over the world, or creatures trying to steal each other’s land? Science fiction and fantasy are generative spaces for social justice dialogue. Considering such writers as Octavia Butler, N.K. Jemisin, and Margaret Atwood, we will be…

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Magical Doorways & Portals

July 12 @ EST 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$70

Member Price: $63 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 Sessions, 1.5 hours Ages: 6 - 8 Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Alexa Scott-Flaherty When we’re young, stories, books, and poems are our first doorway into a magical world. This camp celebrates exploring our imaginations and imaginary worlds. By engaging with such stories as Malcolm Mitchell’s “The Magician’s Hat,” Mac Barnett’s “Extra Yarn,” Grace Lin’s “A Big Mooncake for Little Star,” Nancy Tupper-Ling’s “The Yin-Yang Sisters”…

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Young Activists: Be the Change

July 12 @ EST 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 Sessions, 2.5 hours Ages: 8 - 11 Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Almeta Whitis Do you think one person can change the world? What about a kid or a young adult? Think of Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, Amanda Gorman. These  are only a few of the young people who, by charging the air with their voices and putting pen to paper, are changing our world. You,…

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Build-A-Book

July 12 @ EST 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$185

Member Price: $165 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 sessions, 4 hours with lunch 12 pm-1 pm Ages: 10 - 13 Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Tracy Cretelle So you want to write a book, but you need a plan? Learn how to plot a book chapter by chapter, taking your great idea and turning it into a juicy plot. We’ll access resources from a variety of arts & cultural organizations, and observe how ordinary…

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Hogwarts Express: Harry’s First Four years

July 12 @ EST 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$180

Member Price: $160 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 Sessions, 2.5 hours Ages: 8 - 10 Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Chris Fanning Immerse yourself in Harry Potter’s world! This workshop is for young wizards and witches who haven’t yet read the full series. With dramatic read-alouds, creative projects, and visits from special professors, students will dig into the first four books of the series in a supportive environment. Using the Floo Network, we’ll Zoom…

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Creating Diverse and Inclusive Characters

July 12 @ EST 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: Teens Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Melissa Michal Slocum Are you passionate about important social dialogues? Do you want to incorporate a more diverse and inclusive range of characters, but aren’t sure how? We will discuss important strategies for writing characters outside your own experiences in ways that are respectful and aimed at understanding multiple perspectives and ways of being. Feel free…

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Start Your Story

July 12 @ EST 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$70

Member Price: $63 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 Sessions, 1.5 hours Ages: 6 - 8 Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Sarah Brown Are stories constantly running through your imagination? Get your ideas out of your head and onto paper! In this camp we will learn what makes a good story by exploring such essential elements as character, plot, setting, conflict, and more. In this welcoming and friendly virtual environment, we’ll learn, write, and share.…

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Here and Now: Writing Your Truth in Uncertain Times

July 12 @ EST 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: 12 - 14 Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Jessica Merrills We are living in a time of unprecedented reckoning. A global pandemic has turned our world upside down. More light is being shed on inequities and racial and social injustice. Through the ages, in times of uncertainty, people have turned to reading and writing to make sense of their experiences or to…

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Te-Ping Chen, Land of Big Numbers: Stories

July 15 @ EST 8:00 pm - 8:40 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select “Get Tickets” to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event.   A debut collection from an extraordinary new talent, a vivid portrayal of the men and women of modern China and its diaspora. Cutting between clear-eyed realism and tongue-in-cheek magical realism, Chen’s stories coalesce into a portrait of a people striving for openings where mobility is limited.  With acute social insight, Chen layers years of experience reporting on the ground in China with incantatory prose…

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Ed Fuller and Gary Grossman: Red Deception: A Novel

July 17 @ EST 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select “Get Tickets” to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event.   Presented in partnership with the Livonia Public Library.   Masters of international intrigue Ed Fuller and Gary Grossman are back with their latest timely geopolitical thriller. When terrorists bomb bridges across the country and threaten the Hoover Dam, the vulnerability of America’s infrastructure becomes a matter of national security. With the U.S. at the mercy of an egomaniacal leader, and reporters and covert agents…

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The Art of Storytelling: Myths & Motifs

July 19 @ EST 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 2 July 19 - 23 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: 12 - 14 Deadline to Register: July 12, 11:59 pm Instructor: Almeta Whitis 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…

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Rebels, Leaders, & Innovators

July 19 @ EST 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$70

Member Price: $63 SummerWrite Week 2 July 19 - 23 5 Sessions, 1.5 hours Ages: 6 - 8 Deadline to Register: July 12, 11:59 pm Instructor: Alexa Scott-Flaherty Be a change maker! We all have the power to make the world a better place, one action at a time. And stories, true and fictional, have the power to guide us. This camp helps us learn about the heroes among us, at all levels of society and in different times, and…

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Shakespeare’s Comedy Camp

July 19 @ EST 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 2 July 19 - 23 5 Sessions, 2.5 hours Ages: 8-11 Deadline to Register: July 12, 11:59 pm Instructor: Sara Bickweat Penner Calling young thespians! Are you a world builder, a lover of language, a reader with a flare for expression and imagination? We’ll spend the week walking into the world of William Shakespeare, exploring his life and times, and unlocking the secrets to his lyricism and use of language.  We’ll play theatre games and…

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Dragons, Dice, & Roleplaying

July 19 @ EST 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$235

Member Price: $215 SummerWrite Week 2 July 19 - 23 5 sessions, 4 hours with lunch 12 pm-1 pm Ages: Teen Deadline to Register: July 12, 11:59 pm Instructor: Emma Callahan & Ben Callahan Calling all quest-seekers! What do collaborative role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and writing have to do with each other? Quite a lot, as you’ll discover. In this class, we’ll explore rich, fantastical worlds; create complex, driven characters; and learn how to hone our plot…

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Magic Treehouse Adventure Club: Exploring Cultures Around the World

July 19 @ EST 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$70

Member Price: $63 SummerWrite Week 2 July 19 - 23 5 Sessions, 1.5 hours Ages: 6 - 8 Deadline to Register: July 12, 11:59 pm Instructor: Marna Rossi Take part in wonderful adventures from the Magic Tree House series. Celebrate and appreciate diversity while learning about people, animals and the cultures from around the world. Join Annie and Jack as they solve problems, help others, and travel around the globe and through time. We might visit China, ancient Ireland, or…

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Flash Your Fiction

July 19 @ EST 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 2 July 19 - 23 5 Sessions, 2.5 hours Ages: 8 - 11 Deadline to Register: July 12, 11:59 pm Instructor: Rylie Day Flash fiction is a very short form of story writing where every word is essential. This genre has all the parts of a story—characters, setting, and plot—but in a nutshell. We’ll learn to hook the reader and then, through an unexpected twist, leave the reader wanting more. In writing our own pieces,…

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Novel Tools

July 19 @ EST 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 2 July 19 - 23 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: 12- 14 Deadline to Register: July 12, 11:59 pm Instructor: Wendy Low Whether you aspire to write fantasy, science fiction, historical, or contemporary realist novels, you’ll want to develop the skills and discover the tools that successful fiction writers use to bring their stories to life. We will focus on examples and exercises that help develop characters, setting, and atmosphere; choosing point of view; and…

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Lilly Dancyger: Negative Space

July 20 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:10 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select “Get Tickets” to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event.   Despite her parents’ struggles with addiction, Lilly Dancyger always thought of her childhood as a happy one. But what happens when a journalist interrogates her own rosy memories to reveal the instability around the edges? Negative Space explores Dancyger’s anger, grief, and artistic inheritance as she sets out to illuminate the darkness that was hidden from her.   "This book is so many things:…

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Joanna Scott: Excuse Me While I Disappear

July 22 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select “Get Tickets” to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event.   Photo by J. Adam Fenster, University of Rochester Joanna Scott turns her “incandescent imagination” (Publishers Weekly) back to the craft of the short story, with breathtaking results. Ranging across history from the distant past to the future, Scott tours the many forms our stories can take, from cave wall paintings to radio banter to digitized archives, and the far-reaching consequences of our communications.  …

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Hogwarts Academy

July 26 @ EST 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$240

Member Price: $215 SummerWrite Week 3 July 26 - 30 5 sessions, 4 hours with lunch 12 pm-1 pm Ages: 8 - 13 Deadline to Register: July 19, 11:59 pm Instructors: Jamie Bozek, David Broadnax, Sarah Brown, Tracy Cretelle, Rylie Day, Chris Fanning, Michelle LaVarnway, Tracy Nemecek, Sara Penner, Alexa Scott-Flaherty, Katherine Varga Immerse yourself in Harry Potter’s world by Zooming into Hogwarts classes through the Floo Network. Throughout the week,  such classes as Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms,…

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Dumbledore’s Army

July 26 @ EST 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$240

Member Price: $215 SummerWrite Week 3 July 26 - 30 5 sessions, 4 hours with lunch 12 pm-1 pm Ages: Teen Deadline to Register: July 19, 11:59 pm Instructor: Christine Green Are you considering a career as an auror? Do you look up to the members of the Order of the Phoenix? Do you wish you had more opportunities to gather with like-minded wizards and witches? We will use the Floo Network to Zoom you into Hogwarts for activities and…

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Laura Warren Hill: Strike the Hammer

July 27 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:10 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select “Get Tickets” to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event.   Buy Strike the Hammer at our independent bookstore, Ampersand Books.   On July 24, 1964, chaos erupted in Rochester, NY. Strike the Hammer examines the unrest—rebellion by the city's Black community, rampant police brutality—that would radically change the trajectory of the Civil Rights movement. Laura Warren Hill examines Rochester's long Civil Rights history and, drawing extensively on oral accounts of the northern, urban community,…

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Donika Kelly: The Renunciations

July 29 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:10 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select “Get Tickets” to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event.   The Renunciations is a book of resilience, survival, and the journey to radically shift one’s sense of self in the face of trauma. Moving between a childhood marked by love and abuse and the breaking marriage of that adult child, Donika Kelly charts memory and the body as landscapes to be traversed and tended.   “A lionhearted odyssey through the self, a casting aside…

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Ed Hajim: On the Road Less Traveled: An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom

July 31 @ EST 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select “Get Tickets” to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event.   Presented in partnership with the Livonia Public Library.   In a memoir filled with human drama, wisdom and timeless life lessons, On the Road Less Traveled: An Unlikely Journey from the Orphanage to the Boardroom tells the improbable story of how Hajim bounced from foster homes to orphanages in a daily struggle to survive, to living the American dream as an accomplished Wall Street…

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August 2021

Write a Short Play

August 2 @ EST 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 4 August 2 - 6 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: 12 - 14 Deadline to Register: July 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Katherine Varga Do you love theater? Have you always wished you could see the characters and stories in your head come to life in front of you? Then this class is for you! Through games, writing exercises, and reader’s theatre, we’ll learn the basics of playwriting and write short plays to be performed over…

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Mirrors & Windows: A Closer Look

August 2 @ EST 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 4 August 2 - 6 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: 10 - 13 Deadline to Register: July 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Tracy Nemecek Reading can act as a mirror, offering us the chance to see our stories reflected back to us. It also can be a window, providing views into someone else’s experiences. But what happens when the mirrors and windows we encounter in books do not reflect everyone’s stories, and do not provide accurate…

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I Wonder: Exploring Eternal Questions

August 2 @ EST 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 4 August 2 - 6 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: Teen Deadline to Register: July 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Almeta Whitis Do you enjoy arguing in defense of your ideas? Are you endlessly curious? What about searching for what lies beneath the surface? If so, this is the camp for you! Become a philosopher, learning how to debate and write creatively. Your personal journal will help capture your impressions and refine your philosophy. Activities include…

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Building Fantastical Worlds

August 2 @ EST 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 4 August 2 - 6 5 Sessions, 2.5 hours Ages: 8 - 11 Deadline to Register: July 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Rylie Day Have you ever wondered what it’s like living in a magical world, like that of Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, or The Borrowers? How do we leave everyday routines and leap into fantastical realms? Better yet, how do we create our own? Come explore surprising worlds of all shapes and sizes and…

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Deaf Children’s Books: The Art of Visual Storytelling Through Disability & Race Conscious Lens

August 2 @ EST 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$360

Member Price: $ 335 SummerWrite Weeks 4 & 5 August 2 - 13 10 sessions, 4 hours with lunch 12 pm-1 pm Ages: 10 - 15 Deadline to Register: July 26, 11:59 pm Instructor:  Stacy Lawrence   Calling future writers, visual storytellers, artists, & filmmakers! In this two-week camp, Deaf and hard of hearing campers have a rare opportunity to meet an impressive lineup of writers, visual storytellers, educators, and artists from all corners of the country to discuss their…

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Songwriting Workshop

August 2 @ EST 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$235

Member Price: $215 SummerWrite Week 4 August 2 - 6 5 sessions, 4 hours with lunch 12 pm-1 pm Ages: Teen Deadline to Register: July 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Sean Jefferson & Anderson “Poetically Undefined” Allen Is a tune constantly playing in your head? Are you always listening to music? Do you wish you could write your own songs, like your favorite artists? At SummerWrite you can! Professional songwriters, musicians, and poets will lead you through the creative process of…

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Writing Ourselves Queer and Here: A Workshop for LGBTQIA+ Teens

August 2 @ EST 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 4 August 2 - 6 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: Teen Deadline to Register: July 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: KaeLyn Rich Together, we'll create a safe space to tell our own stories through many formats, including but not limited to fiction, personal essay, fanfic, songs, and poetry. We also will dive into the role writing has played in LGBTQIA+ folks creating community, building movements, and writing ourselves into our own narratives for as long as…

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Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen

August 2 @ EST 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 4 August 2 - 6 5 Sessions, 2.5 hours Ages: 8 - 11 Deadline to Register: July 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Wendy Low Percy Jackson is mighty with his sword; his creator, Rick Riordan, is mighty with his pen. Experiment with the writing methods Riordan uses to weave a siren spell. You will need to prepare by reading the first book of the series, The Lightning Thief. In class, we will mine it for models…

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“Tomar espacio, Hacer espacio: narración a través de la poesía en dos idiomas/ Take Space, Make Space: Storytelling through Dual-Language poetry “

August 2 @ EST 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 4 August 2 - 6 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: 10 - 13 Deadline to Register: July 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Neyda Colón-DiMaria Todos tenemos una historia y ahora necesitamos unirnos para contarlas porque cada cuento importa. Durante este programa vamos a ‘tomar espacio, hacer espacio’ por la poesía para contar la historia de nosotros, de nuestra culturas, y nuestra gente. Al fin del programa, los estudiantes van a mostrar, en forma de poema, el…

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Produce a 90-Second Newbery Film

August 2 @ EST 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$290

Member Price: $260 SummerWrite Weeks 4 & 5 August 2 - 13 10 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: 9 - 16 Deadline to Register: July 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Rashida Burch-Washington & John Watson Over the course of this two- week camp, students transform into a virtual cast and crew to make a short movie based on a Newbery Medal-winning book. You will learn how to run cameras, set up lights, operate audio equipment, direct, and edit. Oh, and did we…

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Alex McElroy: The Atmospherians

August 3 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:10 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select “Get Tickets” to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event.   A “dazzling” (Bryan Washington, author of Memorial) and brilliantly satirical debut novel about two best friends—a disgraced influencer and a struggling actor—who form The Atmosphere, a cult designed to reform problematic men.   Sasha Marcus was once the epitome of contemporary success: an internet sensation, social media darling, and a creator of a high profile wellness brand for women. But a confrontation with an…

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Meg Kearney: All the Morning Crows

August 5 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:10 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select “Get Tickets” to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event.   Buy All the Morning Crows at our independent bookstore, Ampersand Books.   “Untranslatable and mysterious as any mythology, a various history of a changeable self accumulates in these inventive, charged, and often ecstatic poems.”--Cleopatra Mathis   Meg Kearney will be in conversation with Steve Huff, author of A Fire in the Hill.   Meg Kearney’s most recent poetry collection, All Morning the Crows, is…

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Comedy Improvisation

August 9 @ EST 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 5 August 9 - 13 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: 12 - 14 Deadline to Register: August 2, 11:59 pm Instructor: Julie Donofrio Have you ever seen a comedy improv show, or the television show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and thought, “That looks like fun!” It is fun, and here is your chance to see for yourself. Comedy improvisation is the art of acting without a script. We will play many theatre games, some…

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Citizens: Race, Identity, & Democracy

August 9 @ EST 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$150

Member Price: $137 SummerWrite Week 5 August 9 - 13 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: Teen Deadline to Register: August 2, 11:59 pm Instructor: Almeta Whitis Using Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric as a jumping off point, we will engage with discussion and writing around racial identity and social justice issues. We will examine the question of what makes a person the “other.” Through open, ongoing dialogue and an arts process, students will create original stories of everyday…

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Poetry, Pottery, & Paper: Hybrid Camp

August 9 @ EST 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$226

Member Price: $208 SummerWrite Week 5 August 9 - 13 5 Split Sessions: 9 am - 12 pm (3 hours) 1:30 - 3 pm(1.5 hours) Ages: 8 - 11 Deadline to Register: August 2, 11:59 pm Instructor: Kate Whorton & more TBA NOTE: This camp is a hybrid camp. Students will spend the mornings, 9 am-12 pm,  in-person at the Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Avenue (see below for COVID safety protocols), then afternoons, 1:30-3 pm, on Zoom with…

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Teen Zine

August 9 @ EST 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$185

Member Price: $165 SummerWrite Week 5 August 9 - 13 5 Sessions, 5 hours Ages: Teens Deadline to Register: August 2, 11:59 pm Instructor: Kylie Newcomer & more TBA Create your own zine in this exciting new collaboration between Flower City Arts Center and Writers & Books. Short for magazines, zines are small circulations of self-published books, which historically have aided in the advancement of ideas throughout communities since the 1930s. Journalist Britta Lokting describes zines as a way for…

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Visible & Invisible Characters

August 9 @ EST 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 5 August 9 - 13 5 Sessions, 2.5 hours Ages: 8 - 11 Deadline to Register: August 2, 11:59 pm Instructor:  Kimberly Caceci Did you know that one in five people has a disability? Popular books like Wonder, El Deafo, the modern retelling of Little Women Meg, Jo, Beth, & Amy, Jacqueline Woodson’s Before the Ever After and even the Percy Jackson Series all portray characters with disabilities and tell a story about how the…

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Writing Movies

August 9 @ EST 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 5 August 9 - 13 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: Teen Deadline to Register: August 2, 11:59 pm Instructor: Michael M.B. Galvin All the best stuff happens before the cameras roll! In this camp we’ll talk about what makes screenplays work and learn basic techniques by focusing on structure, story, characters, dialogue, and format. We’ll watch scenes from different movie genres and break down the scripts to see how the writer made it all happen.…

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Mike Bond: America: A Novel

August 14 @ EST 1:00 pm - 1:40 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select “Get Tickets” to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event.   Presented in partnership with the Livonia Public Library.   The 1960s transformed America.  After World War II, Korea, and the dreams of a healing nation, the ‘60s shook America to its foundation—the assassination of an idealistic young president, a tragic and unpopular war, the battle for civil rights, a cosmic clash of riots and burning cities, and an explosion of sex, drugs and rock…

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Jeannine Ouellette: The Part That Burns

August 17 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select “Get Tickets” to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event.   In her fiercely beautiful memoir, Jeannine Ouellette recollects fragments of her life and arranges them elliptically to witness each piece as torn and whole, as something more than itself. Caught between the dramatic landscapes of Lake Superior and Casper Mountain, between her stepfather’s groping and her mother’s erratic behavior, she lives for the day she can become a mother, herself, and create her own…

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Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Mama Phife Represents: Hybrid Memoir

August 19 @ EST 7:30 pm - 8:10 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select “Get Tickets” to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event. In this intimate collection, award-winning poet Cheryl Boyce-Taylor pays tribute to her departed son Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor of the legendary hip-hop trio A Tribe Called Quest.   Mama Phife Represents is a hybrid-story that follows the journey of a mother’s grieving heart through her first two years of public and private mourning. Told through a tapestry of narrative poems, dreams, anecdotes, journal entries, and…

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Jump at the Sun: Community Read & Virtual Conversation

August 21 @ EST 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Scroll down and select “Get Tickets” to receive a Zoom link to this virtual event. “Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at the sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.”  ---Zora Neale Hurston   We’re thrilled to partner with the Delta Nu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to showcase the literature and art of the Harlem Renaissance. Activities will be kicked off by a virtual…

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