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April 2017

A Taste of Writers & Books! (ages 7-9)

April 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$225

Sign up for all 5 days and save! Use code W17-YX03 MONDAY: Percy Jackson Greek Theatre TUESDAY: How to...Write Your Own Book! WEDNESDAY: Let's PLAY! THURSDAY: Magical Beasts FRIDAY: Bienvenidos - Fun With Spanish If you would like to make a request for an accommodation, please email us at accommodation@wab.org at least 10 days prior to the event.

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July 2018

Field Guide to Sprites, Goblins, & Other Fairy Folk, Part I

July 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 3, 2018

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$104

Ages: 7-9 Spiderwick is not the only keeper of a Notebook to Magical Beings; you can be one too! You will create your own Field Guide complete with illustrations, stories, and identification details. When we aren’t busy working on our books, we will listen to fantastical stories, play magical games, and design and build fairy and troll houses to hide around the grounds at W&B.

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Field Guide to Sprites, Goblins, & Other Fairy Folk, Part 2

July 5, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$104

Ages: 7-9 How do we know magical beings are about? Where do we find them and when? Using a Notebook of Magical Beings you create yourself for recording your discoveries, we will explore local gardens at RMSC and the George Eastman Museum (where someone almost always spots a fairy!). You will have the opportunity to add poems and recipes for magical encounters and build fairy or troll furniture, accessories, and secret notes for the fairy and troll houses hidden at…

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August 2018

Telling Tales

August 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 10, 2018

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

To register please visit mag.rochester.edu/classes Registration for this camp opens April 14. Ages: 7-9 In this exciting collaboration between Writers & Books and the Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, you’ll create your own characters and explore your own story ideas while learning at the hand of master teaching artists: a writer and a visual artist. You’ll learn the tools of the trade—how to illustrate an idea, choose a fitting style, and draw things you don’t know how to…

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Magic Tree House: Merlin Mission Adventure

August 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - August 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until August 17, 2018

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$126

Ages: 7-9 Take part in wonderful magical adventures from the Magic Tree House Merlin Mission series! Join Annie and Jack as they solve problems, help people, and travel around the world and through time. We might visit China, the Swiss Alps, or Egypt.  Like Annie and Jack, we will learn about the animals and people we visit. Read some of the stories, act out scenes; and try some art activities. Find out about Frederick Douglass and what may have happened if…

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April 2019

Taste of Writers & Books, Ages 7-9

April 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - April 18, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$235
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Monday: Poetry Doodles

April 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$50

Do you like to doodle? Do you love to play with words? We’ll read poems, examine fun poetic devices like onomatopoeia and alliteration and make our own colorful drawings! We’ll also create concrete poems, where the words take a shape on the page!

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Tuesday: Start Your Story

April 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$50

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.

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Wednesday: Young Storytellers

April 17, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$50

The art of storytelling is important for confidence in any presentation. We’ll use theatre games to introduce skills needed to perform and engage an audience. We will practice a variety of techniques to deliver a story: voice, body language, and facial expressions.

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Thursday: Bookmaking Extravaganza

April 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$60

Students will make three unique books during this workshop: a Kaleidoscope book that opens like a fan or a DNA Helix, a Flag book that has a series of pages that interweave, and a pop-up book that has parts that move with the action of turning the pages. We’ll choose beautiful papers for the covers, and then have the opportunity to draw and write in our new books! Price includes $10 materials fee.

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Friday: Rebels, Leaders, & Innovators

April 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$44

This class will help us learn about the heroes among us, at all levels of society and in different times, and encourage us to stretch our“social good” muscles by reading age-appropriate biographies and doing engaging projects. We’ll embody our power to make a difference in our community!

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July 2019

Word Play Workshop (July 1 – July 3)

July 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$152.00

(ALL DAY: for ages 7-9) All work and no play makes for a dull writer. Come stretch your language brain in this camp where we will uncover the magic in words! We’ll write anagrams and palindromes, or find many little words within one big word. We will play games like Boggle, Scrabble, Taboo, or Hangman, then pencil our way through a word search, a crossword puzzle, or an acrostic. We will stretch our vocabulary, improve our spelling, and play with…

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Acting Exploration: Imagine. Create. Transform. (July 8 – July 12)

July 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$126.00

(MORNINGS: for ages 7-9) Do you like to pretend to be other people or to put yourself into someone else's life and experiences? Through games and age-appropriate scene work, young actors will investigate the various tools used in developing character work for performance. Students will will form a cohesive ensemble, and learn to trust themselves and each other. By exploring different characters, stories and activities, students will build skills related to group dynamics/social interactions, self-confidence, and creative thinking in a…

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Superheroes Are Everywhere (July 8 – July 12)

July 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$126.00

(AFTERNOONS: for 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. This camp is inspired by the book Superheroes Are Everywhere by Kamala Harris. Before Kamala Harris became a district attorney and then a United States senator, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. And when she looked around, she was amazed to find superheroes everywhere who showed her that all you need to do…

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Telling Tales (July 15 – July 19)

July 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Memorial Art Gallery, 500 University Ave
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

(ALL DAY: for ages 7-9) In this exciting collaboration between Writers & Books and the Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, you’ll create your own characters and explore your own story ideas while learning at the hand of master teaching artists: a writer and a visual artist. You’ll learn the tools of the trade—how to illustrate an idea, choose a fitting style, and draw things you don’t know how to draw—and learn the basics of plot, character, and setting,…

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Meet the Magic Dragon (July 29 – August 2)

July 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$126.00

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 7-9) This camp is not about dragons, it is about writing, artwork, and trying to get published! Are you a serious writer or artist who would like to see your work in print? This camp provides a real opportunity for advanced students to have work considered for publication in The Magic Dragon, an award-winning, local art and literary magazine for young people. Each student will receive a complimentary copy of The Magic Dragon to see first-hand examples…

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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

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: $44 Deadline to register: April 5, 3 pm Instructor: Wendy Low Ages 7-9 Are stories constantly running through your imagination? Get your ideas out of your head and onto paper! This camp will give…

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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

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: $44 Deadline to register: April 7, 3 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…

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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

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: $44 Deadline to register: April 8, 3 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…

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May 2020

Improv Games for Kids #1

May 5 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$18

Member Price: $15 Deadline to Register: May 4, 5 pm Instructor: Julie Donofrio AGES 7-9 • weekly drop-in session • In this workshop, students will learn the basic rules of improvisation, some basic comedy techniques, and a variety of comedy improv games such as those featured on the television show, Whose Line is it Anyway? The games allow students to think quickly and enhance social and communication skills, while having fun!

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Improv Games for Kids #2

May 12 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$18

Member Price: $15 Deadline to Register: May 11, 5 pm Instructor: Julie Donofrio AGES 7-9 • weekly drop-in session • In this workshop, students will learn the basic rules of improvisation, some basic comedy techniques, and a variety of comedy improv games such as those featured on the television show, Whose Line is it Anyway? The games allow students to think quickly and enhance social and communication skills, while having fun!

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Springtime Poems

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$36

Member Price: $30 Deadline to Register: May 12, 5 pm Instructor: Marna Rossi AGES 7-9 • Two sessions • May 13 & 20 Springtime chirps, sings, patters, and splashes; poems can sing, honk, hoot, and sizzle. We will craft springtime words into different forms of springtime poems that capture the sights and sounds of spring and cheer us up. Between classes, go for a nature walk, or just look out your window for wondrous sounds and sights of new life.

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Let’s Play Theatre Games!

May 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$18

Member Price: $15 Deadline to Register: May 13, 5 pm Instructor: Sara Penner AGES 7-9 • One-time session • Explore the structure of devising a short play with your friends. We will get to know one another and then create our own made up plays in this silly, fun class expressive class. Let’s play!

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Improv Games for Kids #3

May 19 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$18

Member Price: $15 Deadline to Register: May 18, 5 pm Instructor: Julie Donofrio AGES 7-9 • weekly drop-in session • In this workshop, students will learn the basic rules of improvisation, some basic comedy techniques, and a variety of comedy improv games such as those featured on the television show, Whose Line is it Anyway? The games allow students to think quickly and enhance social and communication skills, while having fun!

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Stories to Grow On #1: Flexible Thinking

May 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$18

Member Price: $15 Deadline to Register: May 19, 5 pm Instructor: Tracy Nemecek AGES 7-9 • drop-in session • Get to know YOU through the great world of books. Thinking flexibly allows us to be more adaptable to new and unpredictable situations, a particularly useful skill for the times! Through stories and creative self-expression, we will look at familiar objects, characters and thinking patterns in new ways.

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