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July 2018

Bienvenidos! Fun with Spanish

July 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 20, 2018

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

Ages: 5-7 If you want to explore the Spanish language in a fun and creative way, this is the course for you! We will learn the language through songs, games, stories, outdoor play, and multimedia. In addition, a walking field trip to the public market will help us learn and review our colors and food words in a real-world environment. This week-long experience with Spanish promises great excitement. Families will be invited to a final fiesta on the last day!

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Tiny Tales: Flash Fiction

July 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 20, 2018

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

Ages: 14 & Up Sometimes inspiration strikes you in a glimpse, an image, or a moment. Sometimes those nuggets lead to full-fledged poems, stories, or creative essays, but other times, those slices become more powerful in the shortest form—the flash. In this week-long fiction intensive for teen writers, we’ll discuss sharp muses, condensed language, and discover together, how, according to Robert Olen Butler, both yearning and epiphany can occur in the same moment to unlock powerful truths—even in fiction.

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Shakespeare’s Stage

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 20, 2018

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

Ages: 14 & Up Calling young thespians! We’ll spend the week walking into the world of William Shakespeare and putting on one of his plays! Teens love exploring the intense and hilarious characters of Shakespeare’s plays.  We’ll explore his life and times and learn the secrets to his use of language. We’ll act, create sets, props, and costumes. We’ll rehearse, come up with staging, and get comfortable with his wondrous words! Come, let’s cook up some chaos, incite some sibling rivalry,…

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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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My Name in Print

July 16, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until July 20, 2018

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

Ages: 8-11 Write, write, write! We will spend the first part of the course producing poems, stories, journal entries, and creative essays through imaginative writing prompts. Participants will be encouraged to try all genres, but will focus on the one(s) they feel most passionately about. Participants will learn to make the most of their writing by sharpening their editing and revising skills. Then they will select their favorite work, which will become part of a class anthology. At the end,…

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My Side of the Mountain

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 20, 2018

Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat, 6581 W Hollow Rd.
Naples, 14512 United States
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$350 – $460

Ages: 11 & Up Dare to discover your wild side! If books of survival like My Side of the Mountain, Hatchet, and Call of the Wild intrigue you, then don’t miss this week of full immersion in nature. Come to the Bristol Hills to learn about the wonders of the environment and practice fire-building skills, foraging for wild foods and medicines, building survival shelters, making and using tools, and learning how to find your way while playing games of stealth and…

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Fantastic Beasts 101

July 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until July 20, 2018

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$136

Ages: 8-11 Are you a young magizoologist (a person who studies magical creatures)? Are you considering a career in the Department for the Regulation & Control of Magical Creatures? If so, Fantastic Beasts 101 is for you! Join fellow creature hunters as we prepare our own magizoologist kits and scour the Neighborhood of the Arts for different beasts from the Harry Potter universe. We’ll study their muggle-concealment techniques and defense tactics, analyze their behavior and habits (a visit from the…

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July 2019

CAMP FULL: Dumbledore’s Army (July 22 – July 26)

July 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$325.00

(ALL DAY: for ages 14+) Are you considering a career as an auror? Do you look up to the members of the Order of the Phoenix? Do you wish you had more opportunities to gather with like-minded wizards and witches? We will begin each day in the Great Hall with all the Hogwarts students for a large group activity, then we will disappear into the Room of Requirement for serious studies. Activities and advanced areas of study will include: Wands,…

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Camp Full: Hogwarts Academy (July 22 – July 26)

July 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$325.00

This camp is NOW FULL, please contact office@wab.org to be added to the waiting list. (ALL DAY: for ages 8-13) Immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter as we turn all of Writers & Books into Hogwarts! Throughout the week students will have the chance to attend classes in Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Trans guration, Divination, History of Magic, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Potions, and much more! Hands-on activities will be accompanied by creative writing exercises…

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July 2020

Hogwarts Express: Harry Potter’s First 4 Years

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$180

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $162 Deadline to Register: July 19, 5 PM Instructors: Chris Fanning & guests Age Group: 8-10 "Come immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter! This brand-new workshop is for young wizards and witches who haven’t yet read the full series. With dramatic read-alouds, creative projects, and visits from special professors, students will have a chance to dig into the first four books of the…

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

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

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 land? Science fiction and fantasy are generative spaces for social justice dialogue. Considering such writers as Octavia Butler, M.K. Jemison, and Margaret Atwood, we will…

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Write a Short Play!

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 19, 5 PM Instructor: Katherine Varga Age Group: 12-14 Do you love theater? Have you always wished you could see the characters and stories in your head come to life in front of you? Then this class is for you! Through games, writing exercises, and reader's theatre, we'll learn the basics of playwriting and write short plays to be performed…

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Fabulism: Writing the Absurd as Real

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

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: 12-14 Do you like creating weird stories? Are you interested in odd plots, characters, and places that you don’t see in other books? Do you like inserting absurdity into real-life situations? Have you ever wanted to write a modern-day fairy tale? Then you like fabulist writing, where the weird enters our…

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Building Fantastical Worlds

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 19, 5 PM 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…

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Leaders, Rebels, and Innovators

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$46

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $42 Deadline to Register: July 19, 5 PM Instructor: Alexa Scott-Flaherty Age Group: 5-7 Be a change-maker! We all have the power to make the world a better place, one action at a time. And stories, true and fictional, have the power to guide us. This camp will help us learn about the heroes among us, at all levels of society and in different times,…

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Shakespeare’s Comedy Camp

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$92

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $83 Deadline to Register: July 19, 5 PM Instructor: Sara Bickweat Penner Age Group: 9-12 Calling young thespians! Are you a world builder, a lover of language, a reader with a flare for expression and imagination? We’ll spend the week walking into the world of William Shakespeare, exploring his life and times, and unlocking the secrets to his use of language. We’ll play theatre games…

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