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June 2018

Dragons, Dice, and Roleplaying

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

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$252

Ages: 13-16 Calling all quest-seekers! What do collaborative roleplaying games like Dungeons & Dragons and writing have to do with each other? Quite a lot, as you’ll discover! In this class, we will explore rich, fantastical worlds; create complex, driven characters; and learn how to hone our plot points into stories that the bards will sing of for ages to come. We will study tricks for tackling that fearsome beast known as writer’s block, and find answers for age-old riddles…

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Meet the Magic Dragon

June 25, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until June 29, 2018

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

Are you a serious writer or artist? Would you like to see your work in print? This workshop 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 of previously selected works, and read its “how-to” articles on writing or producing quality artwork in fun ways. The goal…

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Who Will Tell Your Story? Is Anybody Listening?

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

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$252

Ages: 12-14 Today’s youth are destined to be members of an expansive global community. Their responsibility is to learn from history and develop the skills to become critical and creative thinkers, cultural bridge builders, and compassionate doers. As adults, we have an obligation to prepare them for becoming civic-minded, ethical, caring members of the communities to come. This class explores the historical and cultural underpinnings of the artistic, scientific, and philosophical contributions made by indigenous American and African peoples, as…

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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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CLASS FULL: Percy Jackson’s Greek Myth Readers’ Theatre

June 25, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until June 29, 2018

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

Ages: 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 would never have imagined! We’ll explore his adventures, and learn about Greek gods, heroes, and modern-day Demi-god heroes along the way. You’ll get to create your own hero and act out brief role-plays based on the adventures of Demi-god heroes. With your team, you’ll practice a reader’s theatre skit based on a chapter of a…

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July 2019

The Harvest Season (July 1 – July 3)

July 1, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$136

(ALL DAY: for ages 12-15) Many problems beset our world: global warming, environmental disasters, conflict, drought, flood, famine, medical epidemics, economic disparities, and more. In this camp we will begin a hypothetical story with those universal problems and devise our own unique solutions to them. The tale begins. . . "Twin siblings,a girl and a boy join forces with a rogue princess to restore magic to their land and initialize a new generation of magi. To do this they must…

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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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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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