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July 2020

Novel Tools

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: Wendy Low Age Group: 12-14 Whether you aspire to write fantasy, science fiction, historical, or contemporary realist novels, you’ll want to develop the skills and discover the tools that successful fiction writers use to bring their stories to life. We will focus on examples and exercises that help develop characters, setting, and atmosphere; choosing point of view; and creating and sustaining interest through conflicts. We also will look…

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Be the Story You Love

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: Lisa Buck Age Group: 5-7 Bring your favorite books to life with readers theatre. We’ll read many stories together, including those that students bring in to share. Then we’ll enjoy a series of acting games and fun exercises. Everyone will choose a book, comic, or poem to act out. Throughout the week we will practice our stories together as a group, making each character and scene come to…

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Me, Myself, and I: Exploring the Creative Self

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: Gary DeWitt Marshall Age Group: Teen This brand-new workshop, led by an acclaimed director and actor, allows for exciting exploration and skill-building through the world of theatre. With theatre-based games, activities, and exercises that combine writing and acting, students develop character-building skills that focus on self-expression. Dramatic arts can strengthen character and support an improved self-concept when providing students opportunities to work in a liberated, non-judgmental environment. The…

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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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Writers and Cooks: Menus for Every Meal

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$220

Member Price: 198 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on June 28 Instructor: David Festenstein Age Group: 9-13 Cook up a storm and put together your own cookbook in this busy, creative, tasty workshop for budding young cooks and writers. Taught by a local chef and culinary instructor, this workshop will take place in a teaching kitchen. Participants will work from a full day’s menu—breakfast through evening snack—cooking, eating, and discussing dishes for a full meal each day. We will annotate…

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Your Incredible Illustrated Story

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

$270 for W&B and MAG Members | $300 General Public To register, please visit: mag.rochester.edu/classes Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on June 28 Instructors: Tracy Cretelle & Ben Leyer Age Group: 10-13 What do you want to say? In this exciting collaboration between Writers & Books and the Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, you’ll create your own fantastically illustrated and self-written story while learning from two master teaching artists, a writer and a visual artist. You’ll learn the…

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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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Every Day Heroes: Creating Characters who Fight for Justice

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: Tracy Cretelle Age Group: 12-14 Do you believe that anyone with a desire to fight for justice can do extraordinary things when they set their mind to it? Do you have a passion to help others, and a desire to use your creative writing skills to help guide others on a path toward justice? We will explore developing characters who advocate for citizens' rights, solve mysteries, help their…

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Classical Monologue Intensive

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: Sara Bickweat Penner Age Group: Teen Are you a high-school student who is working on material for college auditions? Are you an actor who wants to expand your rep and experience by adding a classic piece? Do you love Shakespeare and want to work on a new piece? Is it your first time exploring classics and you need some guidance? This camp is for you. Come experience the…

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Magical Doorways and Portals

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: Alexa Scott-Flaherty Age Group: 5-7 Stories, books, and poems are our first doorway into a magical world as young people, and this camp will celebrate the MAGIC of going into our imaginations and into imaginary worlds. By exploring such stories as Malcolm Mitchell's The Magician's Hat, Mac Barnett's Extra Yarn, Grace Lin's A Big Mooncake for Little Star, Nancy Tupper-Ling's The Yin-Yang Sisters and the Dragon Frightful, and…

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Writers and Cooks: Flavors of America

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$220

Member Price: 198 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on June 28 Instructor: David Festenstein Age Group: 9-13 Taste your way across the USA, making a culinary journey from New England to Hawaii that includes regional Southern, Louisiana, and Southwest/California cuisine. Taught by a local chef and culinary instructor, this workshop will take place in a teaching kitchen. In addition to cooking, eating, and discussing, we’ll annotate and illustrate the recipes (including creative variations) and do some taste-bud-tickling creative writing. Scholarships…

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