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June 2020

Becoming a Storyteller

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$110

Member Price: 100 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on June 14 Instructor: Judy DeCroce Age Group: 8-11 Make a story come alive in the telling! Using theatre games and other fun techniques, we’ll learn skills for engaging an audience, all the while building self-confidence. Activities will include practicing voice, body language, facial expressions, and characterization. At the end of the week, we’ll display our new skills in a presentation for our families and friends. Scholarships Available

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Building Fantastical Worlds

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$110

Member Price: 100 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on June 14 Instructor: Rylie Day Age Group: 8-11 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 the world of the everyday and leap into fantastical realms? Better yet, how do we create our own? Come explore surprising worlds of all shapes and sizes and learn new perspectives from which to construct original,…

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July 2020

Visible and Invisible Characters: Reading and Writing Disability

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: Kimberly Morgan Age Group: 8-11 Popular books like Wonder, El Deafo, The Hunger Games, Cinder, and the Percy Jackson Series all portray characters with disabilities and tell a story about how the community interacts with these characters. Did you know that 1 in 5 people has a disability? Some disabilities you can see on the outside, some you can’t. In this workshop, we will focus on how disabilities…

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Percy Jackson’s Greek Myth Theatre

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: Marna Rossi Age Group: 8-11 When New York middle school student Percy Jackson finds out he is a Demi-god, the Greek myths come alive in a way he never before imagined! We’ll explore his adventures and learn about myths, Greek gods, heroes, and modern-day Demi-god heroes. We’ll create our own heroes; act out brief role-plays based on the adventures of Demi-god heroes; learn about dramatic action, style, character,…

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August 2020

Poetry, Pottery, and Paper

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$295

Member Price: 270 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on July 19 Instructor: Lisa Johnson & Kate Whorton Age Group: 8-11 In this collaboration between Writers & Books and the Flower City Arts Center, you’ll have a unique opportunity to merge visual arts with creative writing. You will handbuild a ceramic book, write pottery-inspired poems, interview real artists, make paper, and use a letterpress to print the words you have written. This camp will be a real hands-on experience taught by…

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Bookmaking Extravaganza

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$198

Member Price: 185 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on July 26 Instructor: Laura Jackett Age Group: 8-11 All writers and artists need books to fill with their creations. And sometimes the book, itself, can be an artform. In this workshop, we will explore several unique book constructions, including a kaleidoscope book that opens like a fan or DNA helix, a flag book with a series of pages that interweave, or a pop-up book with parts that move with the action…

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Fantastic Beasts 101

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$148

Member Price: 135 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on July 26 Instructor: Chris Fanning Age Group: 8-11 Ever caught a Bowtruckle poking around your backyard? Marveled at a Merperson in Lake Ontario? Discovered a Doxy in your desk drawer? Yes or no, it’s high time you brushed up on your magizoology notes so you’re prepared when the time comes. Welcome to Fantastic Beasts 101. In this camp, we’ll discuss the fantastic beasts from JK Rowling’s magical world. We’ll travel around…

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