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August 2020

Citizens: A Conversation on Race, Ethnicity, Identity, and Democracy

August 3 @ 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 27, 11:59 PM Instructor: Almeta Whitis Age Group: 14+ Using Claudia Rankine’s book Citizen: An American Lyric as a jumping off point, we will engage in discussion and writing around racial identity and social justice issues. We will examine the question of what makes a person the “other.” Through open, ongoing dialogue and an arts process, students will create original…

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Writing Characters: Heroes, Villains, and Everybody in Between

August 3 @ 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 27, 11:59 PM Instructor: Alex Sanchez Age Group: 14+ What makes Harry Potter, Katniss Everdeen, or Twilight’s Bella and Edward so real and beloved? Bringing characters to life in words can feel almost magical. We'll create some of that magic through fun exercises, discussions, videos, and lots of writing. You’ll learn to develop unique, dynamic, and passionate characters from the…

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Poetry, Pottery, and Paper

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$145

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $145 Deadline to Register: July 27, 11:59 PM Instructor: Lisa Johnson & Kate Whorton Age Group: 8-11 In this collaboration between Writers & Books and the Flower City Arts Center, you’ll have a unique opportunity to merge visual arts with creative writing. You will etch a poem into your own ceramic tile, write pottery-inspired poems, interview real artists, stitch a book together, and create a…

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Stand Up for Young Comedians

August 3 @ 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 27, 11:59 PM Instructor: Julie Donofrio Age Group: 12+ Have you ever seen a stand up comedy routine, a comedic monologue, or a funny speech and thought, “That looks like fun”? It is fun, and now you can try it at SummerWrite! In this camp, students will be introduced to stand up comedy and given a brief introduction to other…

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Songwriters’ Workshop

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$235

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $235 Deadline to Register: July 27, 11:59 PM Instructors: Sean Jefferson and Robert Ricks Age Group: Teen Is a tune constantly playing in your head? Are you always listening to music? Do you wish you could write your own songs, like your favorite artists? At SummerWrite you can! Professional songwriters, musicians, and poets will lead you through the creative process of writing your own song.…

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Fairy Tales Around the World

August 3 @ 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 27, 11:59 PM Instructor: Rylie Day Age Group: 5-7 Wish you could travel around the world? At Writers & Books you can! Come listen to stories and poems from cultures near and far. We’ll read fairy tales from various cultures and people, including China, Japan, India, Ghana, Germany, France, and elsewhere. Each day, we will explore a new culture, do…

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Comedy Improv

August 3 @ 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 27, 11:59 PM Instructor: Julie Donofrio Age Group: 11-13 Have you ever seen a comedy improv show, or the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and thought, “That looks like fun!” It is fun, and here is your chance to see for yourself! Comedy improvisation is the art of acting without a script. You will try many theatre games,…

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It Could Happen Here: Mixing Reality and Fantasy

August 3 @ 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 27, 11:59 PM Instructor: Wendy Low Age Group: 10-13 Everything seems normal…on first appearance. Your main character seems like just another kid, with the usual hopes and anxieties, off to just another summer day camp, until another kind of world shows through the surface. Using maps, blueprints, photgraphs, and virtual tours we will find the magic in the historic Writers…

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