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January 2020

Write On for Homeschoolers

January 22 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 25, 2020

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$206

Member price: $182 Wednesdays, January 8 - March 25 (no class Feb. 19) Instructor: Caren Barth Ages 13+ We live to create at Write On. Students develop their own stories and poems. Weekly workshops focus on constructive, encouraging feedback and analysis. Classes include writing prompts or games, time to work on projects, and skill-building as needed. Content will be student-directed, so expect lots of creativity!

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Writers ROC!

January 24 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:45 pm on Friday, repeating until May 15, 2020

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Free and open to the public Ages 10-12 In this young writers group you’ll do some new writing, share your work, and hone your skills. This will be a supportive community mentored by MCC creative writing major Misty Yarnall, who will present writing prompts, offer tips for revising and editing, and most of all create space for young writers to gather!

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CANCELED: Teen Writers Circle

January 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on February 8, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on February 29, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on March 14, 2020 at 10:30 am

One event on March 28, 2020 at 10:30 am

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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Member price: $144 Saturdays, January 11, 25, February 8, 29, March 14, 28 Instructor: TBD Ages 13+ Avid and accomplished teen writers meet to explore new approaches to their craft, give one another feedback under the guidance of published writers, and plot world domination, or at least the future domination of the publishing industry! Using examples, prompts, and optional outside assignments, participants explore literary genres, techniques, and approaches, and receive encouraging, strategic feedback on whatever works-in-progress are underway. We’ll set…

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February 2020

Fiction Workshop: Daydream Your Hero’s Journey

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until February 19, 2020

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$150

Member price: $132 Deadline to register: February 6, 11:59 pm February 17 - 19 Instructor: Wendy Low Ages 10 - 13 “We all—adults and children, writers and readers—have an obligation to daydream.” —Neil Gaiman Good at daydreaming? Writing fiction is one place to apply your talent! You can experience the world through the senses of your main character, whether they are a mouse, a dragon, a shy middle-schooler, or someone never yet encountered in fiction.  By learning the basic structures…

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FLASH! Fiction and Photography

February 17 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until February 21, 2020

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$300

Member price: $275 Deadline to register: February 6, 11:59 pm February 17 - 21 Instructors: Juliana Muniz and Christine Green Ages 14 - 17 In this collaborative experience with Flower City Arts Center, participants will create their own fictional stories with a skilled writer, then learn how to create their own black- and- white photographs to illustrate their writing. Participants will enjoy craft lessons in setting, character, and story arc; gain hands-on experience using a professional lighting studio; learn how…

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Comedy Improv

February 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until February 21, 2020

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$100

Member price: $88 Deadline to register: February 6, 11:59 pm February 20, 21 Instructor: Julie Donofrio Ages 10 - 13 In this two-day workshop, students will learn the basic rules of improvisation and some basic comedy techniques, as well as a variety of theater games and comedy improv games, such as those featured on the television show, Whose Line Is It Anyway? The class will present some of their favorite games for family members at the end of the second…

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April 2020

MONDAY: Start Your Story

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$50

Member price: $44 Deadline to register: March 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Rylie Day Ages 7-9 Are stories constantly running through your imagination? Get your ideas out of your head and onto paper! This camp will give you fresh ideas and creative tools for starting your own story or continuing work on one you have already begun. Rylie Day is native to Rochester and graduated from Nazareth College in 2013 with her degree in English Literature. Her passions include Shakespeare, children,…

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MONDAY: Comedy Improvisation

April 6 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$50

Member price:$44 Deadline to register: March 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Julie Donofrio Ages 10-13 Improvisation is acting without a script, and often includes audience participation. Students will learn the basic rules of improv, and then a variety of theater games and comedy improv games such as those featured on the television show, Whose Line is it Anyway? To put their new skills to work the class will present some of their favorite games for friends and family at 2:00 pm.…

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TUESDAY: Young Storytellers

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$50

Member price: $44 Deadline to register: March 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Judy DeCroce Ages 7-9 The art of storytelling is important for confidence in any presentation. We’ll use theater games to introduce skills needed to perform and engage an audience. We will practice a variety of techniques to deliver a story including voice, body language, and facial expressions. Judy DeCroce is an educator and professional storyteller who has taught and entertained for over 25 years. Her technique is “first person”…

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TUESDAY: Myth, Mystery, & Me

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$50

Member price:$44 Deadline to register: March 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Almeta Whitis Ages 10-13 Today we will go on an imaginary adventure, encounter formidable and friendly beings to help us seek creative solutions to magical problems, mirrored in our present world challenges. Enter a magical landscape to discover our inner resources, explore myths, and use archetypes and mystery to learn important life lessons. A treasure hunt for magical amulets will bring challenges, dispel chaos, establish harmony and bring peace and…

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WEDNESDAY: Stories to Grow On

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$50

Member price: $44 Deadline to register: March 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Tracy Nemecek Ages 7-9 Stories can help us to take a closer look at our own thoughts and feelings and to appreciate moments of joy and face moments of challenge. We’ll read stories together as a group, create art, and use creative movement to understand and express our emotions more effectively. Read, create, grow! Tracy Nemecek is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor.  As an undergraduate, she majored in Psychology…

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WEDNESDAY: Flash Your Fiction

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$50

Member price:$44 Deadline to register: March 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Judy DeCroce Ages 10-13 Flash fiction is a short form of writing in which every word is essential. These stories have a rhythm, and foundation of character, setting, and plot. We will learn to hook the reader quickly, and then, through an unexpected twist, leave the reader wanting more. Students will go home with at least three new pieces of writing! Judy DeCroce is an educator and professional storyteller who…

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THURSDAY: Heroes of Social Justice

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$50

Member price: $44 Deadline to register: March 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Marna Rossi Ages 7-9 Celebrate heroes around the world who stand up for justice and freedom. We will learn about local and international heroes, decide what makes a hero, and use your imagination in fun activities honoring heroes. With a partner, present to your classmates an amazing hero who dared to be different, through a short skit and a collage drawing. Marna Rossi, PhD, is a storyteller and workshop…

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THURSDAY: Hogwarts Day One

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$50

Member price:$44 Deadline to register: March 26, 11:59 pm Ages 10-13 Jump into the world of all things Harry Potter! You will make a wand, write for the Daily Prophet, and take several classes central to the wizarding world. Learn Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, Transfiguration and more! Leave at the end of the day feeling as if you yourself were a student at Hogwarts. It is not necessary to participate in Day One in order to participate in…

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FRIDAY: Superheroes Are Everywhere

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$50

Member price: $44 Deadline to register: March 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Lisa Buck Ages 7-9 Superheroes aren’t just in the movies and comic books, they are everywhere: in your family, among your friends, in your neighborhood. We’ll look at the book Superheroes Are Everywhere by Kamala Harris. By exploring different cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds not always found in mainstream children’s lit we will discover that everyone can have an amazing story. Lisa Buck has been a teacher in the…

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FRIDAY: Hogwarts Day Two

April 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$50

Member price:$44 Deadline to register: March 26, 11:59 pm Ages 10-13 Jump into the world of all things Harry Potter! You will make a wand, write for the Daily Prophet, and take several classes central to the wizarding world. Learn Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, Transfiguration and more! Leave at the end of the day feeling as if you yourself were a student at Hogwarts. It is not necessary to participate in Day One in order to participate in…

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