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July 2016

Where’s Walden?

July 18, 2016 @ 9:00 am
Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat, 6581 W Hollow Rd.
Naples, 14512 United States
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Summertime, sunshine, green rolling hills, wildlife, and you! Spend a week communing with the writer within you at our retreat in the Bristol Hills. Explore with professional writers and naturalists along the Finger Lakes Trail, and observe the natural environment around you. We will try a variety of natural arts activities, both ancient and modern. We will each create field journals in which to sketch and write stories, dramatic monologues, and poems probing the past, present, and future of the…

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June 2018

CLASS FULL: Produce a 90-Second Newbery Film

June 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 29, 2018

RCTV Media Center, 21 Gorham St.
Rochester, NY 14605 United States
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$260

Over the course of this week-long class, students transform into cast and crew to make their own 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, did we mention you’ll be the writers and stars of the movie too? We’ll have a red carpet premiere for family and friends on Friday and the finished movie will be submitted to the 90-Second Newbery Film Festival…

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July 2018

Where’s Walden?

July 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 13, 2018

Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat, 6581 W Hollow Rd.
Naples, 14512 United States
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$252

Ages: 9-12 Summertime, sunshine, green rolling hills, wildlife, and you! Spend a week communing with the writer within you at our retreat in the Bristol Hills. Explore with professional writers and naturalists along the Finger Lakes Trail as you learn the art of observation. Try your hand at a variety of natural arts activities, both ancient and modern. Create field journals in which to sketch and write stories, dramatic monologues, and poems probing the past, present, and future of the…

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CLASS FULL: Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen

July 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 16, 2018

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

Ages: 9-12 Percy Jackson is mighty with his sword; his creator, Rick Riordan, is mighty with his pen. Try the writing methods Riordan used to weave a siren spell on you! Prepare by reading the first book of the series, The Lightning Thief. We will mine it for models of how to develop vivid characters, of how to hold readers across chapter breaks, and of the benefits of borrowing story elements from past literature. We’ll craft vivid descriptions and humorous…

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August 2018

CLASS FULL: Build-a-Book

August 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 24, 2018

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$262

Ages: 9-12 So you want to write a book, but you need a plan? Learn how to plot a book chapter by chapter, taking your great idea and turning it into a juicy plot! Observe how ordinary people and places can help you bring your book’s characters to life while on our daily walking trips to sites in the Neighborhood of the Arts and through tips from your own copy of Ralph Fletcher’s book, Live Writing. Our afternoons will be…

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July 2019

Fantastic Beasts 101 (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 9-12) 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 various fantastic beasts that have sprouted out of JK Rowling's magical world. We'll travel around the Neighborhood of the Arts looking for…

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Produce a 90-Second Newbery Film (July 8 – July 12)

July 8, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RCTV Media Center, 21 Gorham St.
Rochester, NY 14605 United States
$260.00

(ALL DAY: for ages 9-12) NOTE: Meets at RCTV, 21 Gorham Street. Over the course of this week-long camp, students transform into cast and crew to make their own 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 mention you’ll be the writers and stars of the movie too? We’ll have a red carpet premiere for friends and family on Friday…

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Riding & Writing (July 15 – July 19)

July 15, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$385.00

(ALL DAY: for ages 9-12) Horseback riding and creative writing combined! We’ll spend the full day Tuesday and Thursday at Double G Ranch in Bergen (transportation from W&B will be provided), working with real horses! We’ll learn horse care and riding skills. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will be spent at Writers & Books making our own horse-inspired journals, recording our equine experiences, learning horse terminology, and creating horse-centered pieces of writing. On Friday we’ll have a reading of our new…

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Where’s Walden? (July 29 – August 2)

July 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat, 6581 W Hollow Rd.
Naples, 14512 United States
$382.00

(ALL DAY: for ages 9-12) Summertime, sunshine, green rolling hills, wildlife, and you! Spend a week communing with the writer within you at our retreat in the Bristol Hills. Explore with professional writers and naturalists along the Finger Lakes Trail as you learn the art of observation. Try your hand at a variety of natural arts activities, both ancient and modern. Create field journals in which to sketch and write stories, dramatic monologues, and poems probing the past, present, and…

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August 2019

Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen (August 19 – August 23)

August 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 23, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$252.00

(ALL DAY: for ages 9-12) Percy Jackson is mighty with his sword; his creator, Rick Riordan, is mighty with his pen. Try the writing methods Riordan used to weave a siren spell on you! Prepare by reading the first book of the series, The Lightning Thief. We will mine it for models of how to develop vivid characters, of how to hold readers across chapter breaks, and of the benefits of borrowing story elements from past literature. We’ll craft vivid…

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