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July 2018

CLASS FULL: Writers & Cooks: Menus for Every Meal

July 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 3, 2018

Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St
Rochester, NY 14607 United States

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, eating, and discussing dishes for one meal for each day. They will annotate and illustrate the recipes (including their own creative variations), and do a…

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CAMP FULL: Mo Willems

July 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 3, 2018

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

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 will make the books come alive through interactive reading, expressing ourselves with creative art projects, and laughing with delightful games.

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CLASS FULL: Comedy Improv

July 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 3, 2018

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

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 least entertaining. In this experiential workshop, students will learn the craft of comedy improvisation through playing warm-up and group-building games, skill-building theatre games, and finally…

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Write a Short Play

July 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 3, 2018

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

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 and families on Friday. Come prepared to play and write!

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Riding & Writing

July 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 3, 2018

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$385

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, recording our equine experiences, learning horse terminology, and creating horse-centered pieces of writing. On Friday we’ll have a reading of our new works.

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Writing the Unexpected: A Fiction Workshop for Writers of Color

July 30, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 3, 2018

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

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 orientation, disability, etc. We will read, write, and workshop story drafts, examining craft elements such as setting—how do time and place shape people; and point…

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Magic Treehouse Adventure Club

July 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until August 3, 2018

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

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 about the animals and people in each environment we visit. We will read some of the stories and act out scenes. We will even be…

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Teen Comedy Improv

July 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until August 3, 2018

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

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 at the least entertaining. In this experiential workshop, students will learn the craft of comedy improvisation through playing warm-up and group-building games, skill-building theatre games,…

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Writing a Fiction Series

July 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until August 3, 2018

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

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 franchise, you’ll write a complete episode of your own! We will start with strong beginnings that hook and ground the reader, and consider the best…

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CLASS FULL: Writers & Cooks: Around the World

July 30, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until August 3, 2018

Third Presbyterian Church, 4 Meigs St
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$197

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 and illustrate the recipes (including their own creative variations), and do some taste-bud-tickling creative writing.

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August 2019

Comedy Improv (August 5 – August 9)

August 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$126.00

(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 at the least entertaining. In this experiential camp, students will learn the craft of comedy improvisation through playing warm-up and group-building games, and finally the…

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

August 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$126.00

(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 activities Laura Ingalls Wilder describes: churning butter, making a button lamp, sewing, and pulling taffy! We’re pretty much going to make a mess and something…

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Songwriter’s Workshop (August 5 – August 9)

August 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Rochester Contemporary School of Music, 1 Grove St #122a
Pittsford, NY 14534 United States
$319.00

(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? Well, now you can! Under the guidance of professional songwriters, musicians, and poets, you will be led through the creative process of writing your own…

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College Essay Prep (August 5 – August 9)

August 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$126.00

(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 can draft their Common App essay with the help of a professional writer and journalist. Students will leave with a full, edited draft of their…

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

August 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$262.00

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 juicy plot! Observe how ordinary people and places can help you bring your book’s characters to life and become heroes and villains while on our…

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

August 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$267.00

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 merge visual arts with creative writing. You will use a press mold to create a ceramic book, write pottery-inspired poems, interview real artists, make paper,…

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

August 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$136.00

(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 find out about the great Houdini and learn magic tricks to amaze our friends. Like Annie and Jack, we will learn about the animals and…

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

August 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$126.00

(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 and families on Friday. Come prepared to play and write!

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Teen Comedy Improv (August 5 – August 9)

August 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$126.00

(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 the least entertaining. In this experiential camp, students will learn the craft of comedy improvisation through playing warm-up and group-building games, and finally the improv…

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