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August 2018

Best Friends and Worst Enemies

August 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 17, 2018

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

Ages: 14 & Up Plot is important, but characters are even more vital to our stories. We’ll begin by identifying how writers assemble their characters from foundation to final details. We’ll study examples from favorite stories and media then distill them down to the “what” of a character that makes them so beloved. We’ll pay close attention to people’s real interests and habits, slang, the flaws that make them unique, and memorable moments in their pasts. Through fun and interactive…

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Word Play Workshop

August 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 17, 2018

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

Ages: 8-11 All work and no play makes for a dull writer. Come stretch your language brain in the Word Play Workshop. We will uncover magic in words, learn to write anagrams and palindromes, and find many words within one word. In small groups, we’ll play games such as Boggle, Scrabble, and Hangman. We might pencil our way through a word search, a crossword puzzle, or an acrostic. We will stretch our vocabulary, improve our spelling, and play with words…

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Find a Mystery

August 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 17, 2018

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

Ages: 8-11 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 mantel last month? It’s a mystery! Whether your favorite sleuth is Nancy Drew or Herculeah Jones, Dink Duncan or Encyclopedia Brown, you’re sure to get a chance to follow their lead: something mysterious is always happening in…

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I Wonder: Exploring Eternal Questions

August 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 17, 2018

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

Ages: 12-14 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 modern-day philosopher, learning how to debate and write creatively. Your personal journal will help capture your impressions and refine your philosophy. Class activities include invigorating discussions, meaningful writing prompts, all in the agora-like setting of ancient Greece. Our experience this year will be…

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CLASS FULL: Writing with Light

August 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 17, 2018

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$300

Ages: 12-14 The word photography literally means “writing with light.” Combine the magic of film-based photography with the power of your words. Using a 35mm film camera (provided) and a pen and notebook, you will explore the uniqueness of the Neighborhood of the Arts. There will be opportunities to photograph and write about the outdoor art such as wall murals and sculptures, the interior and exterior details of the many historic buildings, and the gardens and natural areas. You will…

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Magic Tree House: Merlin Mission Adventure

August 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - August 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until August 17, 2018

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

Ages: 7-9 Take part in wonderful magical adventures from the Magic Tree House Merlin Mission series! Join Annie and Jack as they solve problems, help people, and travel around the world and through time. We might visit China, the Swiss Alps, or Egypt.  Like Annie and Jack, we will learn about the animals and people we visit. Read some of the stories, act out scenes; and try some art activities. Find out about Frederick Douglass and what may have happened if…

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Hike & Write!

August 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until August 17, 2018

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

Ages: 8-11 In this camp, students will express themselves in writing, using nature as a unique source of inspiration! We will travel outdoors to explore, observe, record, and discuss all that nature has to offer. In addition to exploring the local neighborhood, we might take a city bus excursion to Highland Park, Pinnacle Hill, or Cobbs Hill to see Rochester in a new light, so put on your hiking shoes! Our outdoor excursions will lead us to write descriptive pieces…

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We Breathe Fire: Teen Poetry Slam

August 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until August 17, 2018

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

Ages: Teen Slam Poetry is an art form where performance is combined with the riveting wonderment of language.  It is used to convey our personal experiences, speak out against social injustices, or to simply share something uplifting, funny, and lighthearted. You will study the works of traditional and contemporary poetry that will help inform and strengthen your own writing. In this class, you will be provided your own personal “slam kit” to bring your words from page to stage.  We only require…

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Writing with Friends

August 13, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until August 17, 2018

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

Ages: 6-11 Bring a friend or make a friend in this workshop where you will write your own book. You and a friend will pair up to share stories, painting, drawing, and your own writing.  Each day a new book will be introduced. You will learn many authors’ craft techniques such as: how to write a tall tale, how to write a pattern book, how to write a book that’s a play on words, how to write a rhyming book, or…

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August 2019

Writing Characters: Heroes, Villains, and Everybody In Between (August 19 – August 23)

August 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 23, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$126.00

(MORNINGS: for ages 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 inside out, making them as vivid as your best friend or worst enemy and able to connect with your readers like never before.

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Produce a 90-Second Newbery Film (August 19 – August 23)

August 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 23, 2019

RCTV Media Center, 21 Gorham St.
Rochester, NY 14605 United States
$260.00

(ALL DAY: for ages 13-16) NOTE: Meets at RCTV, 21 Gorham Street Over the course of this week-long camp, students transform into cast and crew to make their own 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. Oh, and did we mention you’ll be the writers and stars of the movie too? We’ll have a red carpet premiere for friends and family on Friday…

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Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen (August 19 – August 23)

August 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 23, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$252.00

(ALL DAY: for 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…

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Deaf Lens: A Filmmaking Workshop (August 19 – August 30)

August 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 23, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$470.00

(ALL DAY: for ages 10-15) ‘As luck would have it, ASL is a language of moving pictures’ - Kenny Lerner & Peter Cook, The Flying Words Project Calling would-be filmmakers! In this two-week-long camp, Deaf and hard of hearing campers get an incredible opportunity to create your own short films! Under the careful guidance of seasoned filmmakers who sign in American Sign Language, students will create shot lists and schedules, direct five-minute short films using mural art field trips as…

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I Wonder: Exploring Eternal Questions (August 19 – August 23)

August 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 23, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$252.00

(ALL DAY: for ages 12-14) 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 modern- day philosopher, learning how to debate and write creatively. Your personal journal will help capture your impressions and refine your philosophy. Class activities include invigorating discussions, meaningful writing prompts, all in an agora-like setting like ancient Greece. Our experience…

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My Idea Book (August 19 – August 23)

August 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 23, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$126.00

(MORNINGS: ages 8-11) Artists carry sketchbooks to capture ideas with drawings. Writers carry journals to capture thoughts and experiences with words. In this camp, we will gather pictures and words in our own special “idea books” in order to explore ways in which art and words can work together. We will take walks in the neighborhood and visit the Memorial Art Gallery to capture images in sketches and words. We will experiment with both illustration and writing by trying different…

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CANCELED: It’s Alive! Frankenstein and Sci-Fi (August 19 – August 23)

August 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$126.00

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 14+) Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelley in a competition with her husband and a friend to write the best horror story, is an early example of science fiction and, some have argued, the first true science fiction story. In this camp, we will use Frankenstein as a springboard to discuss the science fiction genre and to consider the consequences and controversies surrounding certain scientific advancements. Through readings, discussion, activities, and writing exercises, the class will also contemplate…

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Heroes of Social Justice (August 19 – August 23)

August 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until August 23, 2019

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$126.00

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 8-11) Last year, 2018 marked the 200th birthday of Frederick Douglass, and here in Rochester we will continue to honor his legacy. This camp will celebrate heroes around the world who stand up for justice and freedom. We will learn about local heroes in our history like Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass, as well as today’s heroes and innovators such as refugee and Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini, human rights activist Yeonmi Pak, and more! You will…

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