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CAMP FULL: Mo Willems

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 5-7 Have you read every single Elephant and Piggie book there is? Did you let Pigeon drive the bus? Mo Willems has been delighting young readers for more than a dozen years with books like Knuffle Bunny, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, and his popular Elephant and Piggie series. These stories are full of personality and we […]

$126
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CLASS FULL: Writers & Cooks: Menus for Every Meal

Third Presbyterian Church 4 Meigs St, Rochester, NY

Ages: 9-13 Cook up a storm and put together your own cookbook in this busy, creative, and tasty workshop for budding young cooks and writers. Taught by a chef who is also an English teacher, this workshop will take place in a teaching kitchen. Participants will work from a full day’s menu—breakfast through evening snack—cooking, […]

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CLASS FULL: Comedy Improv

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 11-13 Have you ever seen the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and thought, “I’d like to do that!” Here’s your chance! Comedy improvisation is the art of acting without a script. You will try many theatre games, sometimes plugging in audience suggestions, with the result being at best hilarious and at the […]

$126
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Write a Short Play

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 10-13 Do you love theatre? Have you always wanted to write your own play? Then this class is for you! Through theatre games and writing exercises, we will learn how to tell a story meant for the stage. Our own 5 - 10 minute plays will be presented in a staged reading for friends […]

$126
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Writing the Unexpected: A Fiction Workshop for Writers of Color

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 14 & Up This class will be comprised of serious and advanced fiction writers of color. We will open with a discussion of the significance of storytelling and what draws them to the page before delving into craft. Students will learn how to build strong, complex characters who subvert stereotypes of race, gender, sexual […]

$126
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Riding & Writing

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 8-11 Horseback riding and creative writing combined! We’ll spend the full day Tuesday and Thursday at Double G Ranch in Bergen (transportation from W&B will be provided), working with real horses! We’ll learn horse care and riding skills. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will be spent at Writers & Books making our own horse-inspired journals, […]

$385
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Magic Treehouse Adventure Club

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 5-7 Take part in wonderful magical adventures from the Magic Tree House series. Join Annie and Jack as they solve problems, help people, and travel around the world and through time. Through our exploration of the Magic Tree House books, we might visit China, the Swiss Alps, or the Australian outback! Like Annie and Jack, we will learn […]

$136
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Teen Comedy Improv

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 14 & Up Have you ever seen the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and thought, “I’d like to do that!” Here’s your chance! Comedy improvisation is the art of acting without a script. You will try many theatre games, sometimes plugging in audience suggestions, with the result being at best hilarious and […]

$126
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Writing a Fiction Series

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 10-13 What could be better than seeing your favorite series stretching out along the library shelf, going on and on? What could beat the thrill of a favorite author releasing a new novel? How about writing your own serial adventure? Whether you want to build on a favorite series or create your own fiction […]

$126
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CLASS FULL: Writers & Cooks: Around the World

Third Presbyterian Church 4 Meigs St, Rochester, NY

Ages: 9-13 Travel the world and put together your own cookbook in this busy, creative, and tasty workshop for budding young cooks and writers. Taught by a chef who is also an English teacher, this workshop will take place in a teaching kitchen. Participants will journey through five cuisines—cooking, eating, and discussing. They will annotate […]

$197

Comedy Improv (August 5 – August 9)

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

(MORNINGS: for ages 11-13) Have you ever seen the television show Whose Line is It Anyway? and thought, “I’d like to do that!” Here’s your chance! Comedy improvisation is the art of acting without a script. You will try many theatre games, sometimes plugging in audience suggestions, with the result being at best hilarious and […]

$126

“Little House” Hands-On Pioneers (August 5 – August 9)

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

(MORNINGS: for ages 5-7) If you are a fan of the Little House Books or TV show, you’ve probably wondered what it would be like to live long ago. Maybe you’ve even wondered what kids in the future will think was interesting about your life as a kid today. We’ll engage in some of the […]

$126

College Essay Prep (August 5 – August 9)

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

(MORNINGS: for rising seniors) Senior year is approaching and college-bound students can get an early start on their Common Application personal essay. Students may be asking themselves, “Where do I start? How can I make this essay the best it can be?” This workshop offers students a supportive, creative, and fun environment in which students […]

$126

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

CAMP FULL: Build-A-Book (August 5 – August 9)

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

This camp is full. Check out our classes for 11-13 year-olds during August 5-9: Comedy Improv, Write a Short Play! (ALL DAY: for ages 10-13) So you want to write a book, but you need a plan? Learn how to plot a book chapter by chapter, taking your great idea and turning it into a […]

$262

CLASS FULL: Poetry, Pottery, and Paper (August 5 – August 9)

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

This class is full. Please do not register for this class. As alternatives, you may be interested in My Name in Print (July 15-19) or My Idea Book (August 19 -23)! (ALL DAY: for ages 8-11) In this collaboration between Writers & Books and the Flower City Arts Center, you’ll have a unique opportunity to […]

$267

Magic Tree House Adventure Club (August 5 – August 9)

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 5-7) Take part in wonderful adventures from the Magic Tree House series. Join Annie and Jack as they solve problems, help people, and travel around the world and through time. Through our exploration of the Magic Tree House books, we might visit China, the Swiss Alps, or the Australian Outback! We’ll even […]

$136

Write a Short Play! (August 5 – August 9)

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 11-13) Do you love theatre? Have you always wanted to write your own play? Then this camp is for you! Through theatre games and writing exercises, we will learn how to tell a story meant for the stage. Our own 5-10 minute plays will be presented in a staged reading for friends […]

$126

Teen Comedy Improv (August 5 – August 9)

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

(AFTERNOONS: for teens) Have you ever seen the television show Whose Line is It Anyway? and thought, “I’d like to do that!” Here’s your chance! Comedy improvisation is the art of acting without a script. You will try many theatre games, sometimes plugging in audience suggestions, with the result being at best hilarious and at […]

$126

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

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: August 2, 5 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 […]

$138

Writing Characters: Heroes, Villains, and Everybody in Between

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: August 2, 5 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 […]

$138

Poetry, Pottery, and Paper

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $145 Deadline to Register: August 2, 5 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 […]

$157

Stand Up for Young Comedians

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: August 2, 5 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 […]

$138

Comedy Improv

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: August 2, 5 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, […]

$138

It Could Happen Here: Mixing Reality and Fantasy

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: August 2, 5 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, […]

$138
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