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August 2020

I Wonder: Exploring Eternal Questions

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$278

Member Price: 255 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on August 2 Instructor: Almeta Whitis Age Group: 14+ Do you enjoy arguing in defense of your ideas? Are you endlessly curious? What about searching for what lies beneath the surface? If so, this is the camp for you! Become a philosopher, learning how to debate and write creatively. Your personal journal will help capture your impressions and refine your philosophy. Activities include invigorating discussions, meaningful writing prompts, all in a setting…

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Produce a 90-Second Newbery Film (13-16)

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RCTV Media Center, 21 Gorham St.
Rochester, NY 14605 United States
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$290

Member Price: 260 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on August 2 Instructors: Rashida Burch-Washington & John Watson Age Group: 13-16 SW 19 pic 3 Over the course of this week-long camp, students transform into cast and crew to make a short movie based on a Newbery Medal-winning book. You will learn how to run cameras, set up lights, operate audio equipment, direct, and edit. And did we mention you’ll be the writers and stars of the movie, too? We’ll have…

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Build-A-Book

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$288

Member Price: 265 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on August 2 Instructor: Tracy Cretelle Age Group: 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. While on our daily walking trips to sites in the Neighborhood of the Arts, observe how ordinary people and places can help you bring your book’s characters to life and become…

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Deaf Lens: These Walls Are Signing!

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$515

Member Price: 480 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on August 2 Instructor: Stacy Lawrence Two Weeks Age Group: 11-15 “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men” - Frederick Douglass Calling would-be filmmakers! In this two-week-long camp, Deaf and hard of hearing campers get an incredible opportunity to create short films! Under the careful guidance of seasoned filmmakers who sign in American Sign Language, we will create shot lists and schedules, direct five-minute short films, receive…

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Find a Mystery

August 17 @ 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 August 2 Instructor: Caren Barth Age Group: 7-9 There's something mysterious about Writers & Books. Was the building designed by a man who talked to ghosts? Where does the staircase go, and what's with the little door at the top? What happened to the cracker I left on the mantle last month? It's a mystery! Whether your favorite sleuth is Nancy Drew, Herculeah Jones, Dink Duncan, or Encyclopedia Brown, you're sure…

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The Conversation We Need to Have: Writing for Change

August 17 @ 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 August 2 Instructor: Robert Ricks Age Group: 12-14 Sometimes what we don't say out loud is what matters most. In this camp, we will dig deep in our hearts, examine our community, and write about the things that keep us up at night or disrupt our focus on some days. Whether it’s peer pressure, politics, parents, poverty, injustice, the environment, or anything else, this is a safe space to write our…

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Poetry Rocks!

August 17 @ 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 August 2 Instructor: Marna Rossi Age Group: 7-9 Learn about sound imagineering and imagineer poems that can rock, dance, and sing to the beat! We’ll read poetry with sounds we hear made in the world around us from people, animals, objects, robots, and vehicles. We’ll explore rhythms and syllables that vibrate, ring and resonate; learn about sound effects in letters, syllables, words, and phrases; and make our poems come alive. With…

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World Building

August 17 @ 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 August 2 Instructor: Emma Lynge Age Group: 12-14 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, N.K. Jemison, and Margaret Atwood, we will be inspired to write stories that immerse readers in worlds that illuminate today’s…

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