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July 2020

Novel Tools

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 6, 11:59 PM Instructor: Wendy Low Age Group: 12-14 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…

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Visible and Invisible Characters: Reading and Writing Disability

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 6, 11:59 PM Instructor: Kimberly Morgan Age Group: 8-11 Popular books like Wonder, El Deafo, The Hunger Games, Cinder, and the Percy Jackson Series all portray characters with disabilities and tell a story about how the community interacts with these characters. Did you know that 1 in 5 people has a disability? Some disabilities you can see on the outside,…

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Percy Jackson’s Greek Myth Theatre

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 6, 11:59 PM Instructor: Marna Rossi Age Group: 8-11 When New York middle school student Percy Jackson finds out he is a Demi-god, the Greek myths come alive in a way he never before imagined! We’ll explore his adventures and learn about myths, Greek gods, heroes, and modern-day Demi-god heroes. We’ll create our own heroes; act out brief role-plays based…

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Magical Doorways and Portals

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$42

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $42 Deadline to Register: July 6, 11:59 PM Instructor: Alexa Scott-Flaherty Age Group: 5-7 Stories, books, and poems are our first doorway into a magical world as young people, and this camp will celebrate the MAGIC of going into our imaginations and into imaginary worlds. By exploring such stories as Malcolm Mitchell’s The Magician’s Hat, Mac Barnett’s Extra Yarn, Grace Lin’s A Big Mooncake for Little Star,…

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Flash Your Fiction

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 6, 11:59 PM Instructor: Rylie Day Age Group: 8-11 Flash fiction is a very short form of story writing where every word becomes 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…

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“What else should I have done?”: Embracing the Slow Poetic during a Pandemic

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $65 Deadline to Register: July 11, 11:59 pm Instructor: Karen vanMeenen In sharing the richness of a quiet summer day, poet Mary Oliver watches a grasshopper eat out of her hand and asks, “what else…

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Writing as Character : A Poetry Persona Workshop

July 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $65 Deadline to Register: July 10, 11:59 pm Instructor: Jessica Fischoff Whether humorous, intense, dramatic, or morbid, poets use persona as the speaker in poetry to bring the reader into an imagined experience--a new take…

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Hogwarts Express: Harry Potter’s First 4 Years

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$180

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $162 Deadline to Register: July 13, 11:59 PM Instructors: Chris Fanning & guests Age Group: 8-10 "Come immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter! This brand-new 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 have a chance to dig into the first four books of the…

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing: World Building with Today’s Social Issues

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 13, 11:59 PM Instructor: Melissa Michal Slocum Age Group: 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? Science fiction and fantasy are generative spaces for social justice dialogue. Considering such writers as Octavia Butler, M.K. Jemison, and Margaret Atwood, we will…

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Write a Short Play!

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 13, 11:59 PM Instructor: Katherine Varga Age Group: 12-14 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…

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Writing Movies

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 13, 11:59 PM Instructor: Michael Galvin Age Group: 14+ 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 their scripts to see how the writer made it…

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Fabulism: Writing the Absurd as Real

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 13, 11:59 PM Instructor: Melissa Michal Slocum Age Group: 12-14 Do you like creating weird stories? Are you interested in odd plots, characters, and places that you don’t see in other books? Do you like inserting absurdity into real-life situations? Have you ever wanted to write a modern-day fairy tale? Then you like fabulist writing, where the weird enters our…

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Building Fantastical Worlds

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Instructor: Rylie Day Age Group: 8-11 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 the world of the everyday and leap into fantastical realms? Better yet, how do we create our own? Come explore surprising worlds of all shapes and sizes and learn new perspectives…

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Leaders, Rebels, and Innovators

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$46

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $42 Deadline to Register: July 13, 11:59 PM Instructor: Alexa Scott-Flaherty Age Group: 5-7 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 will help us learn about the heroes among us, at all levels of society and in different times,…

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Shakespeare’s Comedy Camp

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$92

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $83 Deadline to Register: July 13, 11:59 PM Instructor: Sara Bickweat Penner Age Group: 9-12 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 use of language. We’ll play theatre games…

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Flash Fiction: Making the Most of the Super Short Form

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $65 Deadline to Register: July 15, 11:59 pm Instructor: Shoshana Akabas Some writers can pack more into a one-page story than an entire novel. In this session, we'll study writers who challenge our understanding of…

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Imposter Monster: A Poetry Workshop for Beginners (or Non-Poets)

July 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $22 Deadline to Register: July 17, 11:59 pm Instructor: July Westhale Are you new to the study of poetry? Maybe you think it's all rhyme and meter, you have a bad taste in your mouth…

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Dumbledore’s Army

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$240

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $215 Deadline to Register: July 20, 11:59 PM Instructor: Christine Green Age Group: 14+ 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 advanced study,…

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Hogwarts Academy

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$240

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $215 Deadline to Register: July 20, 11:59 PM Instructors: Chris Fanning, Rylie Day, Katherine Varga, Alexa Scott-Flaherty, Tracy Cretelle, Tracy Nemecek, Jamie Bozek, Sara Bickweat Penner, Michelle LaVarnway, Ben Callahan, Sarah Brown, Paul Moyer Age Group: 8-13 Immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter as we use the Floo Network to Zoom you into Hogwarts classes! Throughout the week, students will attend Hogwarts classes…

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Words on the Page: A Generative Writing Workshop

July 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $22 Deadline to Register: July 20, 11:59 pm Instructor: Kristen Zory King Thomas Mann said, "A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people." And it's true -…

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August 2020

Citizens: A Conversation on Race, Ethnicity, Identity, and Democracy

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 27, 11:59 PM Instructor: Almeta Whitis Age Group: 14+ Using Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric as a jumping off point, we will engage in 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…

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Writing Characters: Heroes, Villains, and Everybody in Between

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 27, 11:59 PM Instructor: Alex Sanchez Age Group: 14+ What makes Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, or Twilight’s Bella and Edward so real and beloved? Bringing characters to life in words can feel almost magical. We'll create some of that magic through fun exercises, discussions, videos, and lots of writing. You’ll learn to develop unique, dynamic, and passionate characters from the…

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Poetry, Pottery, and Paper

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$145

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $145 Deadline to Register: July 27, 11:59 PM Instructor: Lisa Johnson & Kate Whorton Age Group: 8-11 In this collaboration between Writers & Books and the Flower City Arts Center, you’ll have a unique opportunity to merge visual arts with creative writing. You will etch a poem into your own ceramic tile, write pottery-inspired poems, interview real artists, stitch a book together, and create a…

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Stand Up for Young Comedians

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 27, 11:59 PM Instructor: Julie Donofrio Age Group: 12+ Have you ever seen a stand up comedy routine, a comedic monologue, or a funny speech and thought, “That looks like fun”? It is fun, and now you can try it at SummerWrite! In this camp, students will be introduced to stand up comedy and given a brief introduction to other…

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Songwriters’ Workshop

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$235

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $235 Deadline to Register: July 27, 11:59 PM Instructors: Sean Jefferson and Robert Ricks Age Group: Teen 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 writing your own song.…

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Fairy Tales Around the World

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$92

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $83 Deadline to Register: July 27, 11:59 PM Instructor: Rylie Day Age Group: 5-7 Wish you could travel around the world? At Writers & Books you can! Come listen to stories and poems from cultures near and far. We’ll read fairy tales from various cultures and people, including China, Japan, India, Ghana, Germany, France, and elsewhere. Each day, we will explore a new culture, do…

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Comedy Improv

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 27, 11:59 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, and here is your chance to see for yourself! Comedy improvisation is the art of acting without a script. You will try many theatre games,…

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It Could Happen Here: Mixing Reality and Fantasy

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 27, 11:59 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, until another kind of world shows through the surface. Using maps, blueprints, photgraphs, and virtual tours we will find the magic in the historic Writers…

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The Day Poem

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $22 Deadline to Register: July 28, 11:59 pm Instructor: Karen vanMeenen The Day Poem is a simple way to develop the poetic mind, connect with the world around you (in more ways than one), and…

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Empathy and Authenticity

August 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $65 Deadline to Register: July 31, 11:59 pm Instructor: Summer Dawn Reyes How do you write a character you have nothing in common with? On the flip side, how do you write authentically about yourself?…

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Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$140

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $128 Deadline to Register: August 3, 11:59 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 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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Bookmaking Extravaganza

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$185

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $185 Deadline to Register: August 3, 11:59 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 several unique book constructions, including a kaleidoscope book that opens like a fan or DNA helix, a flag book with a series of pages that…

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Stories to Grow On

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$92

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $83 Deadline to Register: August 3, 11:59 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 effectively by reading stories together, creating art and writing pieces, and using creative movement. We will gain a greater appreciation for our own uniqueness by…

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Writing with Light

August 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$200

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $180 Deadline to Register: August 3, 11:59 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 or cell phone camera and a pen and notebook, you will investigate the uniqueness of the world around you. There will be opportunities to explore,…

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Fantastic Beasts 101

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$148

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $135 Deadline to Register: August 3, 11:59 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 high time you brushed up on your magizoology notes so you’re prepared when the time comes. Welcome to Fantastic Beasts 101. In this camp, we’ll…

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Teen Comedy Improv

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: August 3, 11:59 PM Instructor: Julie Donofrio Age Group: 14+ Have you ever seen the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and thought, “I’d like to do that!” Here’s your chance. Comedy improvisation is the art of acting without a script. In this camp, we will try many theatre games, some with the use of audience suggestions, and create scenes…

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Magic Tree House Adventure Club

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States + Google Map
$98

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday – Friday. Member Price: $90 Deadline to Register: August 3, 11:59 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 time. We might visit China, ancient Ireland, or the Australian Outback. Like Annie and Jack, we will learn about the animals and people in each…

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I Wonder: Exploring Eternal Questions

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: August 10, 11:59 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 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…

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Find a Mystery

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$92

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $83 Deadline to Register: August 10, 11:59 PM Instructor: Caren Barth Age Group: 7-9 Whether your favorite sleuth is Nancy Drew or Herculeah Jones, Dink Duncan or Encyclopedia Brown, you’re sure to get a chance to follow their lead: something mysterious is always happening in this class! We’ll make up our own curious crime-solvers, complete with lovable sidekicks like Dr. Watson, Betty, and Hamisher the…

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Build-A-Book

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$180

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $160 Deadline to Register: August 10, 11:59 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 turning it into a juicy plot. We'll access resources from a variety of Arts & Cultural organizations, and observe how ordinary people and places can…

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Deaf Lens: These Walls Are Signing!

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$345

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $320 Deadline to Register: August 10, 11:59 PM Instructor: Stacy Lawrence Two Weeks Age Group: 11-15 “ Once you learn to read, you will be forever free “- Frederick Douglass Calling future writers, visual storytellers, artists, & filmmakers! In this two-week-long camp, Deaf and hard of hearing campers get an incredible opportunity to create their own digital storybooks after reading children’s books that encourage Zoom…

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Poetry Rocks!

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$92

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $83 Deadline to Register: August 10, 11:59 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 world around us from people, animals, objects, robots, and vehicles. We’ll explore rhythms and syllables that vibrate, ring and resonate; learn about sound effects in…

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World Building

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: August 10, 11:59 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? Science fiction and fantasy are generative spaces for social justice dialogue. Considering such writers as Octavia Butler, N.K. Jemison, and Margaret Atwood, we will be…

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Location, Location, Location: How Setting Influences Character, Theme, and Plot

August 19 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $65 Deadline to Register: July 11, 11:59 pm Instructor: Shoshana Akabas Setting is often dismissed as simply providing a backdrop for the story, but the setting has the potential to be more than just the…

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Restructuring Truth

August 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $65 Deadline to Register: August 14, 11:59 pm Instructor: Nina Wolpow This special topic workshop will focus on surrealist short fiction by zeroing in on surrealism as a slight, often barely perceptible, change in every-day…

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College Essay Prep

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: August 17, 11:59 PM Instructor: Christine Green Age Group: High school seniors College-bound students can get an early start on their Common Application personal essay. Students may be asking themselves, “Where do I start? How can I make this essay the best it can be?” This workshop offers rising seniors a supportive, creative, and fun environment in which they can draft…

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Writing the Labyrinth

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $65 Deadline to Register: August 18, 11:59 pm Instructor: Karen vanMeenen The labyrinth is an ancient circular geometric pattern formed of intertwined spirals with a single path leading to the center. The path in is…

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September 2020

Collaborative Poetics

September 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.  Member Price: $65 Deadline to Register: September 4, 11:59 pm Instructor: Kathy Engel How can the writing and sharing of poems help us build community or invite a group to explore language, voice, and place? We will…

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