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Comedy Improv

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: August 2, 5 PM Instructor: Julie Donofrio Age Group: 11-13 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, […]

$138

It Could Happen Here: Mixing Reality and Fantasy

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: August 2, 5 PM Instructor: Wendy Low Age Group: 10-13 Everything seems normal…on first appearance. Your main character seems like just another kid, with the usual hopes and anxieties, off to just another summer day camp, […]

$138

Stories to Grow On

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $83 Deadline to Register: August 9, 5 PM Instructor: Tracy Nemecek Age Group: 5-7 Stories to Grow On Get to know...YOU, through the wide world of books. We will work together to understand and express ourselves and our emotions more […]

$92

Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $128 Deadline to Register: August 9, 5 PM Instructor: Wendy Low Age Group: 9-12 Percy Jackson is mighty with his sword; his creator, Rick Riordan, is mighty with his pen. Try the writing methods Riordan uses to weave a siren […]

$140

Bookmaking Extravaganza

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $185 Deadline to Register: August 7, 5 PM Instructor: Laura Jackett Age Group: 8-11 All writers and artists need books to fill with their creations. And sometimes the book, itself, can be an artform. In this workshop, we will explore […]

$152

Writing with Light

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $180 Deadline to Register: August 9, 5 PM Instructor: Sarah Cedeño & Juliana Muniz Age Group: 12-14 The word “photography” means, "writing with light". Combine the magic of photography with the power of your words. Using your own digital camera […]

$200

Magic Tree House Adventure Club

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday – Friday. Member Price: $90 Deadline to Register: August 9, 5 PM Instructor: Marna Rossi Age Group: 5-7 Take part in wonderful adventures from theMagic Tree Houseseries. Join Annie and Jack as they solve problems, help people, and travel around the world and through […]

$98

Fantastic Beasts 101

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $135 Deadline to Register: August 9, 5 PM Instructor: Chris Fanning Age Group: 8-11 Ever caught a Bowtruckle poking around your backyard? Marveled at a Merperson in Lake Ontario? Discovered a Doxy in your desk drawer? Yes or no, it’s […]

$148

I Wonder: Exploring Eternal Questions

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: August 16, 5 PM Instructor: Almeta Whitis Age Group: 14+ 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 […]

$138

Build-A-Book

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $160 Deadline to Register: August 16, 5 PM Instructor: Tracy Cretelle Age Group: 10-13 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 […]

$180

Poetry Rocks!

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $83 Deadline to Register: August 16, 5 PM Instructor: Marna Rossi Age Group: 7-9 Learn about sound imagineering and imagineer poems that can rock, dance, and sing to the beat! We’ll read poetry with sounds we hear made in the […]

$92

World Building

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: August 16, 5 PM Instructor: Emma Lynge Age Group: 12-14 Are you passionate about important social topics and silenced voices? Can you see robots taking over the world, or creatures trying to steal each other’s land? […]

$138

World Building for Social Justice

Virtual Classroom NY

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? […]

$138

Magical Doorways & Portals

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$70

Young Activists: Be the Change

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$138

Build-A-Book

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$185

Start Your Story

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$70

Hogwarts Express: Harry’s First Four years

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$180

Creating Diverse and Inclusive Characters

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$138

Here and Now: Writing Your Truth in Uncertain Times

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$138

The Art of Storytelling: Myths & Motifs

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$138

Rebels, Leaders, & Innovators

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$70

Shakespeare’s Comedy Camp

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$138

Dragons, Dice, & Roleplaying

Virtual Classroom NY

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? […]

$235

Magic Treehouse Adventure Club: Exploring Cultures Around the World

Virtual Classroom NY

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. […]

$70

Flash Your Fiction

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$138

Novel Tools

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$138

Hogwarts Academy

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$240

Dumbledore’s Army

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$240

Write a Short Play

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$138

I Wonder: Exploring Eternal Questions

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$138

Building Fantastical Worlds

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$125

Songwriting Workshop

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$235

Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$138

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

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$138

Produce a 90-Second Newbery Film

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$290

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

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$138

Comedy Improvisation

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$138

Citizens: Race, Identity, & Democracy

Virtual Classroom NY

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 […]

$150

Poetry, Pottery, & Paper: Hybrid Camp

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

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 […]

$226

Teen Zine: Hybrid Camp

Virtual Classroom NY

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 & Rylie Day NOTE: This camp is a hybrid camp. Students will spend the mornings, 10 am-12 pm, on Zoom with Writers & Books, and then afternoons, 1pm-3pm, in-person […]

$185

Visible & Invisible Characters

Virtual Classroom NY

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, & […]

$138

Writing Movies

Virtual Classroom NY

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, […]

$138

Theatre for Social Change | Ages: 12-14

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Are you passionate about seeking justice? Do you listen in on current events and happenings in your community, wondering what you can do to make the world a better, more welcoming place? Improvisational theatre is a perfect vehicle for exploring these issues! We’ll be inspired by a script that brings a multi-racial, blended family to […]

$150

Poetry, Pottery, & Paper | Ages: 8-11

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

This collaboration between Writers & Books and the Flower City Arts Center provides a unique opportunity merging visual arts with creative writing. You will work with artists to handbuild a ceramic book—on which you will inscribe your own poem, make paper, learn to make different kinds of books, and use letterpress printing techniques to decorate […]

$375

Writing with Light | Ages: 12-14

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

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. 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 […]

$375

Build-a-Book | Ages: 10-13

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

  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 and cultural organizations and learn how thoughtful observation of ordinary people and places will […]

$300

Comedy Improv | Ages: 12-14

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

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. The results are always entertaining and often hilarious. In this […]

$150

Tales From Your Mind | Ages: 9-13

Arnett Branch Library 310 Arnett Blvd, Rochester, NY

Starting from two characters—one with your own personality and a character of your own invention—you will create the kind of stories you like, whether they are superhero adventures, fantasy, sci-fi, or realistic problem-solving stories. You'll learn methods to keep readers glued to your story. You will also create poems or dramatic scenes that express your […]

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