fbpx

Children’s Book Basics

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Mini Workshops Instructor: Will Hubbell Are you thinking about writing a children’s book? Have you started one? Published children’s book author and illustrator Will Hubbell discusses the unique aspects of writing for young audiences and provides essential information for aspiring children’s book authors. The class includes a writing exercise designed to help speed you to […]

$25

Telling A Tale with Improv

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Mini Workshop Instructor: Joanne Brokaw Practice letting a story take you to new and wonderful places, even if it's someplace you’ve never planned to go. Fun improv games and exercises will help you break through writer's block or generate new ideas. No improv experience necessary.

$25

Generative Poetry Workshop

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Mini Workshop Instructor: Jessica Cuello This workshop will stimulate the creative process and bring forth new work. With a series of exercises designed to evoke our own obsessions in surprising ways, participants will write intensively and leave with several drafts for new poems. Selected poems by Tyree Daye, Brigit Pegeen Kelly, Ashley Jones, Safia Elhillo, […]

$25

This Is Your Life! Writing a Powerful Memoir

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Mini Workshop Instructor: Mark Block This class is now full. The workshop will begin with a discussion of the key elements of writing effective memoirs. Using familiar prompts in a timed activity, participants will then be asked to write a short piece to share with the group. Group feedback will focus on how well each […]

$25

Joke Writing Workshop

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Would you like help crafting and sharpening your stand-up act? We’ll collaboratively workshop your jokes in a fun and supportive atmosphere to bring each comedian’s act to the next level. Participants will receive priority slots at the open mic. Kevin Markman has performed comedy for over five years. He has even been funny. He started […]

$15

Put Down Your Fears , Pick Up Your Pen, Overcome Your Resistance to Writing

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Mini Workshop Instructor: Alex Sanchez This class is now full. Resistance to writing kicks everyone’s “butt,” but our desire to conquer it can triumph. With writing exercises, discussions, and readings, we’ll explore ways to tackle our fears and knock down dream- blocking barriers. Together we can win!

$25

Finding Your Voice With a Journal

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Mini Workshop Instructor: Nancy Steinkamp What do Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, C.S. Lewis and Anais Nin all have in common? They are published authors who kept a journal, the container that holds a writer’s fullest expression, revealing a unique voice and increasing self-understanding. In this class, we will experience a variety of writing techniques that […]

$25

Writing an Intentional Book

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Mini Workshop Instructor: Robin Flanigan Perhaps it’s a calling or simply a wish to make the world a better place. Whatever the reason, writing a book to help others live with intention means consciously considering the impact of your work. Using my book M is for Mindful as a model, through a series of writing […]

$25

Joke Writing Workshop

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Would you like help crafting and sharpening your stand-up act? We’ll collaboratively workshop your jokes in a fun and supportive atmosphere to bring each comedian’s act to the next level. Kevin Markman has performed comedy for over five years. He has even been funny. He started taking classes at Writers & Books and now hosts […]

$15

The Art of Astonishment

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

The best poems surprise us. Kim Addonizio writes, poems can “leap from one synapse to another, one thought to a further thought, one level of understanding or questioning to being in the presence of the mystery.” How can you welcome the unexpected, the mysterious, and the revelatory in your own writing? What does it take […]

$25

Writing A Powerful Memoir Part II: Share Your Work

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

As discussed in Part I, Memoirs are meant to be shared; to inspire, challenge and allow readers to identify with the writer’s experiences both intellectually and emotionally. Not an easy task! In Part II, we will briefly review the criteria for composing a powerful Memoir. Then, each participant will share their Memoir theme and read […]

$25

Getting Started: Form and Content for the Beginning Writer

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Member price: $22 Instructor: Anais Salibian Do you have an urge to write even though you are not clear what you want to write about? This workshop will get you going with prompts designed to help you generate material in various genres. You’ll learn to  approach writing in three stages: getting words on the page, […]

$25

Finding Your Voice with a Journal

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Member price: $22 Instructor: Nancy Steinkamp What do Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, C.S. Lewis, and Anais Nin have in common? They are all published authors who kept a journal, the container that holds a writer’s fullest expression. In this class, we will experience a variety of writing techniques that adapt to the changing landscape of […]

$25

Poetry: Getting Unstuck

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Member price: $22 Instructor: David Ruekberg Writer’s Block: Is there such a thing? William Stafford’s solution was to ignore “high standards” and “get into action.” Expecting every piece of writing to say it all creates pressure. Exercising your writing muscles every day, however, can help prepare you for the moment when the big piece needs […]

$25

Overcome Writer’s Block: Break Through the Resistance that Keeps You From Writing

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Member price: $22 Through writing exercises, discussions, and readings we’ll explore ways to tackle the blank page (or screen), silence the inner critic, and ease the anxiety of starting and finishing a writing project. Recommended Bibliography: The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield Alex Sanchez has published eight novels with Simon & Schuster, including the […]

$25

Telling Secrets

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Member price: $22 Instructor: Liza Flum What would you say if no one was listening? Can poetry give us the space to write what we cannot say in everyday life? In this workshop, we’ll look at writers who turn to poetry as a way of expressing taboo, marginal, secret, or buried topics. We will talk […]

$25

The Healing Power of Personal Writing

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Member price: $22 Instructor: Karen vanMeenen Personal writing can help us understand ourselves and our place in the world. This workshop will focus on expression first and craft second as we work from provided texts and writing prompts and share our experiences in a safe, supportive space. Ultimately, you will learn a variety of strategies […]

$25

Hidden Figures: How Inanimate Objects Help Us See Ourselves

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Member price: $22 Instructor: Alicia Hoffman How can writing behind the concealment of a mask both free and reveal us? What would your favorite blanket tell you if it could speak? Or the single hawk feather found on a trail in the deep woods? Or the radio tower looming over the city skyline? In this […]

$25

Writing the Future

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Member price: $22 Instructor: Alison Lyke What breakout technology and trends will alter the future’s societal landscape?  It’s up to you, a speculative and science fiction writer, to propose the answer to this question. In this workshop, we’ll explore some of history’s most intriguing pieces of postulate science fiction, including works by Margret Atwood and […]

$25

Grounding in Gratitude

Virtual Classroom NY

Our workshops are moving to the virtual classroom! Through the magic of Zoom, you can fully participate–respond to prompts and exercises and interact with your instructor and fellow writers. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with your link to Zoom for your session.   Member Price: $22 Instructor: Kristen Zory King Chaos […]

$22

Fantastic Characters

Virtual Classroom NY

Our workshops are moving to the virtual classroom! Through the magic of Zoom, you can fully participate–respond to prompts and exercises and interact with your instructor and fellow writers. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with your link to Zoom for your session.   Member Price: $22 Instructor: Alison Lyke Learn how […]

$22

Poetry that Blooms and Binds

Virtual Classroom NY

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 Instructor: Kristen Zory King Spring is in the […]

$25

“The There There”: Developing Landscape in Your Writing

Virtual Classroom NY

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 Instructor: July Westhale Utilizing examples from Richard Hugo's […]

$25

Fatal Flaws & Great Desires

Virtual Classroom NY

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 Instructor: Nina Alvarez Are you a fiction, nonfiction, […]

$25

Beyond Inspiration: Searching for the origins of your poems

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

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: April 3, 11:59 pm […]

$25

Nature Writing in a Time of Social Distancing: Field Trip, Field Notes and Online Sharing Session

Virtual Classroom NY

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 Instructor: Celeste Schantz You’re on assignment, so grab […]

$25

Writing a Powerful Memoir I: Getting Started

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

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 Instructor: Mark Block Do you have a story […]

$25

Writing an Intentional Book

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

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 Instructor: Robin Flanigan Perhaps it’s a calling or […]

$22

Children’s Book Basics

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

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: April 24, 11:59 pm Instructor: […]

$22

Letter Writing in the Time of Social Distancing

Virtual Classroom NY

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: May 11, 5 pm Instructor: Christine […]

$25

Ode to Odes: Poetry Workshop on Praise, Gratitude, and Appreciation

Virtual Classroom NY

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: May 15, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia […]

$25

The Long and Short of It: How Time Functions in Narrative

Virtual Classroom NY

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: May 18, 5 pm Instructor: Shoshana […]

$25

Writing an Intentional Book

Virtual Classroom NY

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: May 25, 5 pm Instructor: Robin […]

$25

Prompting Poetry: How to Build a Poetry Prompt

Virtual Classroom NY

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: May 29, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia […]

$25

Doing It: Getting Words on the Page

Virtual Classroom NY

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: June 2, 5 pm Instructor: Anais […]

$25

The Funny Business: Humor, Jokes, and Laughs II

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

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: June 3, 11:59 pm Instructor: […]

$25

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

Virtual Classroom NY

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 24, 5 pm Instructor: July […]

$25

The Day Poem

Virtual Classroom NY

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: August 4, 5 pm Instructor: Karen […]

$25

Words on the Page: A Generative Writing Workshop

Virtual Classroom NY

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: August 10, 5 pm Instructor: Kristen […]

$25

“History has a Human Heart:” Using Historical Documents to Write Epistolary Poems

Virtual Classroom NY

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. You’ll receive an email with a Zoom link to your workshop 5pm the day before the workshop. Member Price: $22 Deadline to Register: September 17, 5 pm Instructor: David Mills […]

$25

One Good Poem Prompts Another

Virtual Classroom NY

We’ve moved online! All workshops are conducted via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. For morning and noontime workshops, your Zoom link will be sent the day before; for afternoon workshops, one hour in advance; and for evening workshops, between 5:15 pm and one hour […]

$25

For a Change, Let’s Be Bad

Virtual Classroom NY

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the […]

$25

Write Like a Mad Scientist

Virtual Classroom NY

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the […]

$25

Writing Poetry from the Outside In

Virtual Classroom NY

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the […]

$25

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

Virtual Classroom NY

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the […]

$25

Poetry Workshop: Slaying Shame, Bringing Wholeness to the Page

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $22 1 Session Deadline to Register: December 11, 5 pm Instructor: Rage Hezekiah *CAVE CANEM WORKSHOP One of the most powerful aspects of poetry is naming what might remain unsaid. Writing poems can be a liberatory process that frees us from the causes of shame. With poems that are willing to go deep […]

$25

Poetry Workshop: Writing from the Outside In, Part II

Virtual Classroom NY

  Member Price: $22 1 Session Deadline to Register: December 11, 5 pm Instructor: Jessica Cuello In this workshop we will use outside materials to spur our own poems, creating drafts from diary entries, letters, photos, other poems, and even the fears and phobias of our fellow workshop participants. Come prepared to write, and have […]

$25

Poetry Workshop: Slaying Shame, Bringing Wholeness to the Page Part II

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $22 1 Session Deadline to Register: January 8, 5 pm Instructor: Rage Hezekiah *CAVE CANEM WORKSHOP Part II is open to all participants; you do not have to have taken Part I One of the most powerful aspects of poetry is naming what might remain unsaid. Writing poems can be a liberatory process […]

$25

Getting Unstuck Poetry Workshop

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $25 1 Session, 1.5 hours Deadline to Register: April 9, 5 pm Instructor: David Ruekberg Writer’s block: Is there such a thing? William Stafford’s solution: Ignore "high standards" and get into action. Expecting every draft to say it all is a lot of pressure. Instead, exercising our writing muscles every day can help […]

$32

Using “Literature” of Illness in Writing

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $25 1 Session, 1.5 hours Deadline to Register: April 16, 5 pm Instructor: Sarah Cedeño Prescription medication guides, prescription advertisements, medical encyclopedia entries, symptom “diaries,” medical charts, doctor’s notes, physiological diagrams and illustrations, medical instructions, health histories, etc. are all promising forms that can be used to explore the writer’s experience, guiding us […]

$32
If you would like to make a request for any accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event or workshop.
0

Your Cart