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April 2019

Awakening: Writing Your Spiritual Memoir

April 11 @ 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Free

In the classic film Groundhog Day, Phil the weatherman is confronted by a storm he didn't predict and couldn't control and forced to stay in Punxatawney, PA, doomed to repeat the day again and again. Using this film as a template for writing, we will explore Phil's progressive “waking up” experiences from a lonely, cynical narcissist to a compassionate, creative citizen.

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Children’s Books Part I: Writing

April 13 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free

Interested in writing for children? This seminar will get you started. Published children's author and illustrator Will Hubbell provides three hours of inspiration and information. The emphasis will be the unique challenges and opportunities of the field. The history and aesthetics of writing for children will also be covered. This is the first of two seminars of children's writing. Handouts provided.

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Mini 3: “Conversation is But Carving”: Writing Dialogue

April 13 @ 11:00 am
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$8

Mini 3: "Conversation is But Carving": Writing Dialogue How can you squeeze more juice out of your dialogue?  If all you’ve got is two characters talking, you could be getting a lot more!  In this mini-workshop, we’ll look at very different approaches skilled novelists take to make their dialogue jump off the page.  We’ll take some time to write, then workshop student pieces. Feel free to bring something you’re working on. Prompts will be provided for beginners or writers wanting…

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Flipping Fiction: How to Locate and Renovate Common Errors in Your Writing

April 15 @ 7:00 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$97.00

Doris Lessing said, “There are no laws for the novel.” But agents, editors, and writing instructors have a host of commandments for strong writing. So are there hard and fast rules to creative writing? Yes and no. This course will investigate a short list of “guidelines” and how you can practically apply them to strengthen your work.

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Writing Mysteries and Thrillers

April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$146

New dates! This class has been postponed to April 16 - May 21, 2019 The main focus of this course is devoted to helping participants develop greater skills while writing mystery or thriller novels. Through an interactive process we will explore and examine the major components of writing compelling fiction. This will include the importance of opening scenes, characterization, realistic dialogue, writing vivid descriptions, how to keep your readers engaged and a myriad of other topics that will help expand…

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Living to Tell, Telling to Live: Two Literary Exercises

April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$49.00

We all have stories that are particular to our own experience. This two-hour workshop will lead you to produce two pieces of writing based on these events. We will muse on particulars by first answering questions and jotting down notes. Then we will let our imagination fly and use these bits and pieces to create a story, be it fiction or non-fiction. You can take this work home and continue the process.

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Children’s Books Part 2: Publishing

April 20 @ 10:00 am
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$73.00

Have you written a children's book? Are you considering writing one? Published children's author and illustrator Will Hubbell provides three hours of essential information on getting published for aspiring children's authors. Topics include the nut-and-bolts of submission, the publishing process, agents, contracts, and even taxes. This is the second of two seminars on Children's writing. Handouts provided.

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Mini 4: Overcome Writer's Block—Break through the resistance, overwhelm, and inner criticism that keep you from writing

April 20 @ 11:00 am
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10.00

Mini 4: Overcome Writer's Block—Break through the resistance, overwhelm, and inner criticism that keep you from writing Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!

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From Crib to College: Capturing Memories of Childhood & Parenting

April 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$49.00

1 Session Have you always wanted to write about your experience raising your child or children? This class will help you gain the confidence to start writing about your life as a parent. In this course you will read poems, essays, and non-fiction pieces by parent-writers and practice writing your own stories.

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Mini 5: Freelance Writing Tips

April 27 @ 11:00 am
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10.00
Stacey Freed

Mini 5: Freelance Writing Tips Freelancing is like hitchhiking; you never know when a ride might come along. But do you have to take every ride that comes along? During our time together, I’ll help you figure out some strategies to finding the right clients and developing a freelance business. Come armed with questions.   About the instructor: Stacey Freed was a senior editor at Remodeling for nearly a decade. Since 2013 she has been freelancing for national trade and…

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Fiction Meets Nonfiction; Verse Meets Prose

April 29 @ 6:30 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$116.00

Cross the genre border and explore new terrain! Developing intriguing characters and engaging plots can enhance nonfiction pieces, while researching facts can bring depth to fiction writing. Writing poetry can sensitize us to wordplay and imagery. We will read personal essay, flash fiction, and poetry; and strengthen craft through writing exercises. Try creating mixed genre pieces or pieces outside your usual genre.

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How to Write Funny

April 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$143.00

4 Sessions Since the earliest hieroglyphics, people have been injecting humor into their writing. (Bird, bird, eyeball, guy facing left!) When used correctly, humor can help you win over your audience, get your point across, or diffuse a tense situation. When used incorrectly, it can have the opposite effect. This class will examine various types of humor, and how and when to use them effectively, through a mixture of lecture, class discussion, and writing prompts and exercises. Perfect for anyone…

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May 2019

Help! My Manuscript Needs Work—Troubleshooting Your Novel

May 1 @ 6:30 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$210.00

A great book hooks readers with engaging characters, compelling plot, strong scenes, gripping language, and a unified theme. Whew, so much to accomplish! For most writers, it takes more than one draft. Together we'll workshop the writing you've done; help you take a fresh look at your story; explore tools and techniques for reworking and revising; and develop an action plan that'll build upon your work and keep you going.

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Mini 6: Improv for Writers

May 4 @ 11:00 am
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$8

Mini 6: Improv for Writers Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!

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Social Media for Writers

May 7 @ 6:30 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$49.00

1 Session Are you a writer (fiction or non-fiction) and you'd like to learn how to use Facebook and LinkedIn as effective tools? Jane Sutter, an experienced writer and owner of Sutter Communications, will teach students how to use social media to promote their works (such as blogs and books) and build a following, connect with other writers/editors/publishers, and find resources that would be helpful in writing and publishing.

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Dealing with Time in Memoir

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$44

The juxtaposition of time and tenses is something memoirists have to deal with. When to comment on the past, when simply to portray experience and let it speak for itself? Memoirs by definition look backward. They are the response to what Kierkegaard said—that life can only be understood backward but must be lived forward. Come to discuss, study and write.

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Writing Mothers

May 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$44

Motherhood, mothering, being mothered—a subject central to our lives—has always attracted writers. In this class, you'll consider examples of mothers from literature, with a focus on the techniques the authors used to create compelling characters and conflicts, and practice writing around the universal, expansive concept. Whether your chosen form is fiction, non-fiction, or poetry, you'll take away fresh words and ideas to continue developing on your own.

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Mini 7: Writing Exercises

May 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
$10.00

Mini 7: Writing Exercises Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!

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Beginning Poetry

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$132.00

4 Sessions Curious about poetry but not sure how to get started? In this class we'll develop your creative writing in a supportive environment. We'll workshop student poems, read contemporary poets, review traditional forms, and explore different styles.

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Beginning Memoir

May 17 @ 11:15 am - 1:15 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$210.00

6 Sessions This class is designed to help students find the theme or backbone of their memoir and then learn how to write vivid scenes. For those who don't know where to start, we'll build a solid foundation. For those who already have some writing, we'll help with focus and structure. We'll do writing exercises that reveal theme, learn the five narrative modes, and story structure. We'll discuss options for how to organize memoirs. The objective is to understand what…

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Mini 8: Editing Out Ego and Fear

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10.00

Mini 8: Editing Out Ego and Fear Practicing reflection and fearlessness is an important part of writing, both in initially putting words on the page and during the revision process. This means cutting away at some of the fluff that obscures our work when we transpose ourselves too heavily over characters or narrative. This class is presented as a part of CosmoCon.

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Love and Theft: My All-time Favorite Short Stories

May 25 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$97.00

2 Sessions Let's take an in-depth look at three classic short stories--stories that are widely praised, and anthologized. What elements makes them great? How does a piece of writing carry an emotional impact? Through close reading, analysis, and discussion we will learn how a story can be successful and what we can do to emulate its strengths.

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June 2019

Blogging 201

June 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$49.00

1 Session Are you a blogger and you want to build traffic and interaction? Jane Sutter, owner of Sutter Communications and an experienced blogger, will teach proven strategies on how to grow your audience. Jane will share case studies of how successful bloggers do it. The class will be focused on actions that achieve results. Attendees should have an established blog or have taken Jane's class Blogging 101 at Writers & Books.

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Writing Poetry in the style of Frank O’Hara

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$49.00

1 Session Frank O'Hara ignored the poetic rules of his time and wrote with uninhibited play of the imagination, generous emotions, and ordinary events. He saw poetry as something living, not academic. His style opened up poetry for generations to come. Like us, he juggled the contradictory components of modern life. Come study his work, attempt his style, and expand your own poetry. In this workshop we will read some of his work, discuss it and be inspired to write…

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Writing the Labyrinth

June 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$49.00

New date: Wednesday, June 12 1 Session The labyrinth is an ancient geometric pattern, usually circular, formed of intertwined spirals with a single path leading to the center. The path in is the same path out (unlike a maze, which has numerous choices of routes and is designed to confuse). Walking the labyrinth activates the problem-solving left brain. As a leading labyrinth researcher, writes, “A walker leaving the labyrinth is not the same person who entered it, but has been…

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Mini 1: Writing From Family Photographs

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10.00

Mini 1: Writing From Family Photographs - Please bring a few photographs   Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!

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Driven by Character

June 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$132

3 Mondays, June 17—July 1, 7 pm —9 pm It’s a popularly held opinion that there are only two types of stories: narratives driven by plot and narratives driven by character. But all stories are character driven stories. Readers don’t care how amazing the plot is, if your protagonist has the personality of sawdust, they're not reading it. In this course, we’ll explore how to deepen our characters. Learn how to draft compelling inner and outer motivations, how to give your…

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Beyond the Self

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$49.00

Only dealing with ourselves in memoir is a diary or self-conscious journal, interesting only to friends or family. True memoir must go beyond what we have buried in our hearts and encounter history and others. We must form our narratives to structure our attention to the world beyond us and to reflect on what our experiences mean. Come to see how others have done this and practice it in your own writing.

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Marketing Your Book

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$73.00

1 Saturday, 10am-1pm Have you written a great book but it is not selling the way you hoped? Are you in the process of writing a great book and want to know how to launch it properly? This workshop will guide you through the distribution, marketing, and promotional side of things. We will cover how to find your readers and introduce them to your book, get your book set up in distribution channels, and give you an overview of the…

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Mini 2: How to Start Your Novel

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10

Mini 2: How to Start Your Novel Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!   J. Mulrooney’s An Equation of Almost Infinite Complexity made him a finalist for the Campbell award for best new writer of science fiction and…

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Experimental Storytelling: Writing Through Artifacts

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
740 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$49.00
Erin Dorney and Tyler Barton Fear No Lit

1 Session Great great works of literature have been told via lists, powerpoints, tweetstorms, hotel reviews, recommendation letters, emails, youtube comments, .gifs... The first novels ever written were made-up diary entries. One of the best poems published last year was a flowchart. The number of forms your writing can take is endless. This generative workshop will explore a variety of modern, experimental forms for stories, poems, and essays, providing attendees with resources and writing exercises to explore.

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Mini 3: Story Structure

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10

Mini 3: Story Structure Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!   Jennifer Blanchard is a best-selling author, a screenwriter, a Developmental Book Editor and the Writing Industry's Mindset Coach. It's her mission in life to change the way…

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July 2019

The World of Natural Poetry

July 2 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until July 16, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$139

4 Tuesdays, June 25 - July 16 This class examines poetry and the inspiration from nature: what nature teaches us and what we can learn from writing poetry based on nature. We'll use exercises and discussions on equanimity, balance, life cycles, change, beauty, and restoration. The practice of writing in nature restores our relationship with ourselves and the world around us.   Joel Lesses’s passions include the intersection of poetry, spirituality, science, and psychology shared and disparate in the human experience. …

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Mini 4: Writing Exercises

July 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10

Mini 4: Writing Exercises Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!   Matt Kotula lives in Rochester and writes poetry and fiction. He received his MFA from Rutgers University. He is an adjunct instructor at SUNY Brockport, where he…

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Write Your Life

July 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$132

3 Mondays, July 15 - July 29 If you use your life for inspiration, you'll never run out of things to write about. This class explores how to mine your life for writing inspiration and then you'll choose one bit of inspiration to create a memoir-style piece of writing (personal essay, blog post, etc). You'll also have the opportunity to share your piece in class.   Jennifer Blanchard is a best-selling author, a screenwriter, a Developmental Book Editor and the…

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Fiction Camp

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$172.00

Jump-start your writing year by spending an invigorating week at Writers & Books. Perfect for getting those gears turning, each evening will feature a different teaching artist. In this course, we'll sharpen the skills necessary to make our fiction sizzle and pop off the page. This instructive workshop will include generative exercises to help you improve your fiction, and is perfect for beginning writers and advanced writers alike looking to hone their skills in the topic areas.   Monday, July…

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Write Around the Block: Writing Short Plays for Street Performance

July 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$20

For one session we will explore the dramatic/comedic world of daily street life: the traffic, the vehicles, the people who use our streets. We’ll create short plays that address how we make public spaces-- streets and sidewalks--less automobile-centric, and more people/community focused and friendly for all users. From the lemonade stand to the skateboarder to the bus rider, we all use the street. We hope to gather enough material for a street performance at Fringe on September 21.

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Make It Snappy: Writing Picture Books for Today’s Market

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$139

4 Tuesdays, July 16—August 6 Picture books are fun, lively, and engaging…but they aren’t as easy to write as they seem! In this course, you’ll learn the ins and outs of picture book writing, from generating fresh ideas to polishing your manuscript. You’ll discover how to pace your story, use page turns for suspense and humor, and find your snappy, picture-book-style voice. Students will leave with at least one polished manuscript and a notebook full of potential story ideas.  …

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Renew Your Writing with a Journal

July 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$49

1 Saturday, July 20 10 am—12 pm Life is full of experiences to capture in writing, even when we think we don't have time. In this class you will learn how to fit personal writing into your busy schedule, techniques for self discovery and quick methods for capturing ideas for writing projects. New and seasoned journal keepers are welcome.   Nancy Steinkamp, MS, CTRS is a certified journal writing instructor, who has studied with the Center for Journal Therapy and the…

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Mini 5: Writing from TV & Film

July 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$10

Mini 5: Writing from TV & Film Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes are popular, so register early to get a spot!   Alex Sanchez has published eight novels with Simon & Schuster, including the American Library Association “Best Book for Young Adults” Rainbow Boys and Lambda Award-winning…

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Poetry Camp (class full)

July 22 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
NY United States
$172.00

5 Sessions, Monday-Friday Ignite or re-energize your poetry by spending an invigorating week at Writers & Books. Perfect for getting those gears turning, each evening will feature a different teaching artist.  This course will include generative exercises and discussion of your own as well as published poems to help you get the most out of your work. A perfect fit for beginning poets as well as poets looking to reinvigorate their lines.   Teaching artists will include Sarah Freligh, Anastasia…

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Hogwarts…for Adults!

July 23 @ 7:00 pm - July 26 @ 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$12

7:00pm - 8:30pm Monday-Friday, July 22-26, 2019 Have you always secretly wished you could be a student at Hogwarts? Consider this your owl! During the week of July 22-26, while our whole building is decorated for our youth Hogwarts program, you can now come study with your peers. Seasoned professors will share their wisdom of wizardry with you. Attend one, a few, or the whole week! Hogwarts 1: Book Discussion with Chris Fanning Monday, July 22 Are you an adult that…

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Writing the Short Story

July 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$139

4 Wednesdays, July 24 - August 14 If you have a short story you’ve been wrestling with for a year, this class will help you bring it home. If you have an idea you’ve been itching to turn into a short story but don’t know where to begin, this class will get you started. If you’ve never written a short story in your life, this class will open the door. We will discuss the basic elements of story: plot, character,…

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Screenwriting: The Basics

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$139

4 Saturdays July 27 - August 17 This class will focus on writing scene structure, plotting, treatments, synopses; how a screenplay differs from a stage play; how we generate ideas and characters. There will be some homework and there will be popcorn.   Paula Marchese studied Theatre at the University of Michigan BA and MA. In addition to acting off-Broadway and in regional theatre, she was a founding member in the New York and Los Angeles wings of Ensemble Studio…

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Mini 6: Magazines, Agents, and Contests: Am I ready to send stuff out?

July 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10

Mini 6: Magazines, Agents, and Contests: Am I ready to send stuff out? Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!   Brian Wood holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Jose State University. He has served as the…

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August 2019

Writing the Hermit Crab Essay

August 1 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$172

5 Thursdays, August 1 - August 29 The hermit crab essay offers endless and provocative ways to write nonfiction. In this course, writers will use alternative structures to explore their experiences—for example, a dictionary entry for grief that explores the loss of one’s parent or a how-to manual for dismantling a home that explores one’s divorce. Writers will read and discuss several published essays, generate essay ideas and drafts, and workshop one essay of their choosing.   Sarah Cedeño’s work…

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Mini 7: Writing Exercises

August 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10

Mini 7: Writing Exercises Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!   Brian Wood holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Jose State University. He has served as the Managing Editor of Reed Magazine, as well as Fiction…

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Finishing Touches Fiction Workshop

August 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$139

4 Mondays, August 5—August 26, 7pm—9pm This workshop aims at going beyond the basics of editing your writing. Through close reading, dissection, and discussion of student and classic works of literature, we’ll learn how to sharpen our work. Discover how to develop your voice, keep your reader engaged, and polish out theme in this four-session workshop. Once we’ve honed these finishing touches, we will also discuss strategies for sending out work. Students should be prepared to share a 10-15 page sample…

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Mini 8: Writing Exercises

August 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10

Mini 7: Writing Exercises Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot. Joel Lesses’s passions include the intersection of poetry, spirituality, science, and psychology shared and disparate in the human experience.  Joel was nominated for Best Poet in 2013 and 2014…

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Mini 9: Improv for Writers

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$10

Mini 9: Improv for Writers Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a longer class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, share with fellow students, and get writing! These classes have been popular, so register early to get a spot!   Improvisor, columnist, and award-winning freelance writer Joanne Brokaw is the author of “What The Dog Said,” a collection of her newspaper columns. A memoir about her…

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