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August 2021

Write a Short Play

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

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

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Mirrors & Windows: A Closer Look

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

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

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I Wonder: Exploring Eternal Questions

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

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

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Building Fantastical Worlds

August 2 @ EST 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$125

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

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

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

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

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Songwriting Workshop

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

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

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

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

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

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Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen

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

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

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

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

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

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Produce a 90-Second Newbery Film

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

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

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Comedy Improvisation

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

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

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Citizens: Race, Identity, & Democracy

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

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

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Poetry, Pottery, & Paper: Hybrid Camp

August 9 @ EST 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$208 Sold out

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

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Teen Zine: Hybrid Camp

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

Member Price: $165 SummerWrite Week 5 August 9 - 13 5 Sessions, 5 hours Ages: Teens Deadline to Register: August 2, 11:59 pm Instructor: Kylie Newcomer & 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 at the Flower City Arts Center, 713 Monroe Avenue (see below for COVID safety protocols). Create your own zine in this exciting new collaboration between…

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Visible & Invisible Characters

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

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

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Writing Movies

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

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

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