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July 2020

Fiction in a Flash

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$138

Member Price: 125 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on June 21 Instructor: Rylie Day Age Group: 12-14 How many words do you need to create a compelling story? Fewer than you think! Flash fiction is the art of crafting a story in which every word is essential. Looking to examples from authors of all backgrounds, in this camp, we will learn about the elements of fiction writing and how they relate to this unique form of storytelling. We will learn…

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The Circle of Life: Dancing and Writing Encounters with Nature

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$138

Member Price: 125 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on June 21 Instructor: Rosalie "Daystar" Jones Age Group: 12-14 Indigenous Peoples worldwide gather in the circle formation in order to recognize the equality of everyone in the circle. Black Elk, Lakota Elder says, “The Earth is a Circle. The Sun and Moon are formed in a Circle. The nests of birds are created in a Circle.” Taught by an award-winning, internationally recognized choreographer and dancer, this workshop will examine the prevalence…

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Novel Tools

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$138

Member Price: 125 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on June 28 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 view; and creating and sustaining interest through conflicts. We also will look…

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Every Day Heroes: Creating Characters who Fight for Justice

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$138

Member Price: 125 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on June 28 Instructor: Tracy Cretelle Age Group: 12-14 Do you believe that anyone with a desire to fight for justice can do extraordinary things when they set their mind to it? Do you have a passion to help others, and a desire to use your creative writing skills to help guide others on a path toward justice? We will explore developing characters who advocate for citizens' rights, solve mysteries, help their…

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Write a Short Play!

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$138

Member Price: 125 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on July 5 Instructor: Katherine Varga Age Group: 12-14 Do you love theatre? Have you always wanted to write your own play? Then this camp is for you! Through theatre games and writing exercises, we will learn how to tell a story meant for the stage. Our own 5-10-minute plays will be presented in a staged reading for friends and families on Friday. Come prepared to play and write. Scholarships Available

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Fabulism—Writing the Absurd as Real

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$138

Member Price: 125 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on July 5 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 human world. In this workshop, we will experiment with different earthly settings…

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August 2020

Writing with Light

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$330

Member Price: 300 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on July 26 Instructor: Sarah Cedeño & Juliana Muniz Age Group: 12-14 The word photography means "writing with light". Combine the magic of film-based photography with the power of your words. Using a 35mm film camera (provided) and a pen and notebook, we will explore the uniqueness of the Neighborhood of the Arts. There will be opportunities to photograph and write about such outdoor art as wall murals and sculptures, the interior…

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The Conversation We Need to Have: Writing for Change

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$138

Member Price: 125 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on August 2 Instructor: Robert Ricks Age Group: 12-14 Sometimes what we don't say out loud is what matters most. In this camp, we will dig deep in our hearts, examine our community, and write about the things that keep us up at night or disrupt our focus on some days. Whether it’s peer pressure, politics, parents, poverty, injustice, the environment, or anything else, this is a safe space to write our…

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World Building

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$138

Member Price: 125 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on August 2 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 inspired to write stories that immerse readers in worlds that illuminate today’s…

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