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Write to Act

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: Teen Participants will transform thoughts and feelings into a written piece that can be used in a short performance for the class.  We will use many techniques such as theatre games, improv, and monologue reading to explore the impact of emotions and words.  We will use poetry, songwriting, journal entries, writing prompts, and meditations to reveal […]

$126
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We Breathe Fire: Teen Poetry Slam

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: Teen Slam Poetry is an art form where performance is combined with the riveting wonderment of language.  It is used to convey our personal experiences, speak out against social injustices, or to simply share something uplifting, funny, and lighthearted. You will study the works of traditional and contemporary poetry that will help inform and strengthen […]

$126
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Deaf Lens: A Filmmaking Workshop

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: Teen Do you know how unique Rochester is with its strong deaf connections?! You will find out in this camp designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing students! We will create short films after going on exciting adventures that showcase important landmarks in Rochester’s Deaf history. Under the guidance of artists who respect American Sign Language, […]

$470
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Essay Writing is No Big Deal

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: Teen Nervous about writing essays in high school or college next year? Don’t be! Essay writing is no big deal. You’ll write a five-paragraph essay (on a subject of your choosing), taking it through the five-step writing process in five days. And you’ll have a former college professor holding your hand the entire way […]

$126

Write On for Homeschoolers

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

We live to create at Write On. Stories and skits go from idea to ready-to-share as we take them through the 5-step writing process. Classes include writing prompts or games, time to work on projects, and a little break to play (outdoors, when the weather allows). Content will be student-directed, so expect lots of creativity! […]

$206

Teen Writers’ Circle

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Avid and accomplished teen fiction writers meet to explore new approaches to their craft, give each other 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, we’ll explore literary genres, techniques, and approaches. We will offer […]

$196

Write On for Homeschoolers

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

We live to create at Write On. Stories and skits go from idea to ready-to-share as we take them through the 5-step writing process. Classes include writing prompts or games, time to work on projects, and a little break to play (outdoors, when the weather allows). Content will be student-directed, so expect lots of creativity! […]

$206

Teen Writers’ Circle

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Avid and accomplished teen writers meet to explore new approaches to their craft, give each other 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, we’ll explore literary genres, techniques, and approaches. We will offer encouraging […]

$168

Teen Writers’ Circle

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Avid and accomplished teen writers meet to explore new approaches to their craft, give each other 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, we’ll explore literary genres, techniques, and approaches. We will offer encouraging […]

$168

Songwriter’s Workshop (August 5 – August 9)

Rochester Contemporary School of Music 1 Grove St #122a, Pittsford, NY

(ALL DAY: for teens) NOTE: Camp meets at Rochester Contemporary School of Music, The Old Pickle Factory Building, 1 Grove Street, Suite 122A, Pittsford, NY 14534 Do you constantly have a tune playing in your head? Are you always listening to music? Do you wish you could write your own songs, like your favorite artists? […]

$319

Teen Playwriting Workshop (August 12 – August 16)

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

(AFTERNOONS: for teens) We all know and love Young Adult novels, but where are the plays featuring strong teenage protagonists? This class hopes to fill the void! We’ll read scenes from contemporary plays that feature compelling teen characters, and talk about how to write dramatic structure, engaging dialogue, and perception shifts. Whether you’re drawn to […]

$126

Teen Writers Circle

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Youth Workshop: 5 Saturdays October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 23, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Sarah Cedeño Ages: 13+ Deadline to register September 27, 11:59 pm 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 […]

Teen Writers Circle

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Youth Workshop: 5 Saturdays October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 23, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Sarah Cedeño Ages: 13+ Deadline to register September 27, 11:59 pm 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 […]

Teen Writers Circle

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Youth Workshop: 5 Saturdays October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 23, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Sarah Cedeño Ages: 13+ Deadline to register September 27, 11:59 pm 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 […]

Teen Writers Circle

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Youth Workshop: 5 Saturdays October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 23, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Sarah Cedeño Ages: 13+ Deadline to register September 27, 11:59 pm 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 […]

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Write On for Homeschoolers

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

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 […]

$206

Erasure Poetry and Photography

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $60 Deadline to Register: May 12, 5 pm Instructor: Kylie Newcomber and Anderson Allen AGES teen • Four sessions, once a week • May 13, 20, 27, and June 3 Erasure Poetry is a process of finding poems within already written text. The author blacks out or erases words, leaving visible only the […]

$72

Poetry and Adversity

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $15 Deadline to Register: May 12, 5 pm Instructor: Jessica Merrills AGES teen • One-time session • Teen years are hard enough when you have acne, crushes, mixed emotions and now a quarantine on your mind. This workshop is a chance to channel a snapshot of the challenges you’re facing right now. Use […]

$18

Copy & Paste: Collage Meets Poetry

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $60 Deadline to Register: May 14, 5 pm Instructor: Elizabeth Raymonda and Anderson Allen AGES teen • Four sessions, once a week • May 15, 22, 29, and June 5 In both the written and visual arts, the possibilities are endless. This can be a double edged sword. Sometimes we do not know […]

$72

The MagiQ MYCOO Monologue Experience

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $15 Deadline to Register: May 18, 5 pm Instructor: Gary DeWitt Marshall AGES teen • One-time session • A MYCOO is a unique “self portrait" constructed from randomly chosen words, evocative imagery, and thoughtful reflections from life’s experiences, fantasies, and imagination. Observation, imagination, and guided prompts will be used to create a 150 […]

$18

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing: World Building with Today’s Social Issues

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 19, 5 PM Instructor: Melissa Michal Slocum Age Group: 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 […]

$138

Write On for Homeschoolers and Remote Learners: October

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $108 Teens | 4 Sessions: October 7, 14, 21, 28 Deadline to Register: October 6, 5 pm Instructor: Caren Barth We live to create at Write On. The heart of this class is the weekly workshop of student writing, moderated so that each writer feels encouraged and supported by the others, while also […]

$132

Write On for Homeschoolers and Remote Learners: November

Virtual Classroom NY

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the […]

$66

Write On for Homeschoolers and Remote Learners: December

Virtual Classroom NY

Workshops are conducted EST via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. To participate, please register by the deadline using the ticket portal below, or go to Scholarships. Zoom links are emailed to registered participants as follows: Morning and Noon Workshops: Link is sent on the […]

$99

Write On for Homeschoolers and Remote Learners: January/February

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $189 7 Sessions - Fridays:  January 8, 15, 22, 29, and February 5, 12, 26 Deadline to Register: January 7, 5 pm Instructor: Caren Barth We live to create at Write On. The heart of this class is the weekly workshop of student writing, moderated so that each writer feels encouraged and supported […]

$230

Write On for Homeschoolers and Remote Learners: March/April

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $216 8 Sessions - Fridays: March 5, 12, 19, 26, and April 9, 16, 23, 30 Deadline to Register: March 4, 5 pm Instructor: Caren Barth We live to create at Write On. The heart of this class is the weekly workshop of student writing, moderated so that each writer feels encouraged and […]

$264

Creating Diverse and Inclusive Characters

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 1 July 12 - 16 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: Teens Deadline to Register: July 5, 11:59 pm Instructor: Melissa Michal Slocum Are you passionate about important social dialogues? Do you want to incorporate a more diverse and inclusive range of characters, but aren’t sure how? We will discuss important […]

$138

Dragons, Dice, & Roleplaying

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $215 SummerWrite Week 2 July 19 - 23 5 sessions, 4 hours with lunch 12 pm-1 pm Ages: Teen Deadline to Register: July 12, 11:59 pm Instructor: Emma Callahan & Ben Callahan Calling all quest-seekers! What do collaborative role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and writing have to do with each other? […]

$235

Dumbledore’s Army

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $215 SummerWrite Week 3 July 26 - 30 5 sessions, 4 hours with lunch 12 pm-1 pm Ages: Teen Deadline to Register: July 19, 11:59 pm Instructor: Christine Green Are you considering a career as an auror? Do you look up to the members of the Order of the Phoenix? Do you wish […]

$240

I Wonder: Exploring Eternal Questions

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 4 August 2 - 6 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: Teen Deadline to Register: July 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Almeta Whitis Do you enjoy arguing in defense of your ideas? Are you endlessly curious? What about searching for what lies beneath the surface? If so, this is the camp for […]

$138

Songwriting Workshop

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $215 SummerWrite Week 4 August 2 - 6 5 sessions, 4 hours with lunch 12 pm-1 pm Ages: Teen Deadline to Register: July 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: Sean Jefferson & Anderson “Poetically Undefined” Allen Is a tune constantly playing in your head? Are you always listening to music? Do you wish you could […]

$235

Writing Ourselves Queer and Here: A Workshop for LGBTQIA+ Teens

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 4 August 2 - 6 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: Teen Deadline to Register: July 26, 11:59 pm Instructor: KaeLyn Rich Together, we'll create a safe space to tell our own stories through many formats, including but not limited to fiction, personal essay, fanfic, songs, and poetry. We also will […]

$138

Citizens: Race, Identity, & Democracy

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $137 SummerWrite Week 5 August 9 - 13 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: Teen Deadline to Register: August 2, 11:59 pm Instructor: Almeta Whitis Using Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric as a jumping off point, we will engage with discussion and writing around racial identity and social justice issues. We will […]

$150

Teen Zine: Hybrid Camp

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $165 SummerWrite Week 5 August 9 - 13 5 Sessions, 5 hours Ages: Teens Deadline to Register: August 2, 11:59 pm Instructor: Kylie Newcomer & Rylie Day NOTE: This camp is a hybrid camp. Students will spend the mornings, 10 am-12 pm, on Zoom with Writers & Books, and then afternoons, 1pm-3pm, in-person […]

$185

Writing Movies

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $125 SummerWrite Week 5 August 9 - 13 5 Sessions, 3 hours Ages: Teen Deadline to Register: August 2, 11:59 pm Instructor: Michael M.B. Galvin All the best stuff happens before the cameras roll! In this camp we’ll talk about what makes screenplays work and learn basic techniques by focusing on structure, story, […]

$138
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