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August 2018

Deaf Lens: A Filmmaking Workshop

August 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 31, 2018

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$470

Ages: Teen Do you know how unique Rochester is with its strong deaf connections?! You will find out in this camp designed for deaf and hard-of-hearing students! We will create short films after going on exciting adventures that showcase important landmarks in Rochester’s Deaf history. Under the guidance of artists who respect American Sign Language, twelve young filmmakers will be assigned roles and divided into two teams, to take their chance to win the Deaf Eyes! challenge, a friendly competition…

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CLASS FULL: Build-a-Book

August 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 24, 2018

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$262

Ages: 9-12 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 while on our daily walking trips to sites in the Neighborhood of the Arts and through tips from your own copy of Ralph Fletcher’s book, Live Writing. Our afternoons will be…

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CAMP FULL: My Idea Book

August 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 24, 2018

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

Ages: 8-11 Artists carry sketchbooks to capture ideas with drawings. Writers carry journals to capture thoughts and experiences with words. In this class, we are going to 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 and visit the Memorial Art Gallery to capture images in sketches and words. We will experiment with both illustration and writing by trying different drawing and…

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Produce a 90-Second Newbery Film

August 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 24, 2018

RCTV Media Center, 21 Gorham St.
Rochester, NY 14605 United States
$238

Ages: 13-16 Over the course of this week-long class, 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, did we mention you’ll be the writers and stars of the movie too? We’ll have a red carpet premiere for family and friends on Friday and the finished movie will be submitted to the 90-Second Newbery…

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Essay Writing is No Big Deal

August 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - August 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 24, 2018

Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$126
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Ages: Teen Nervous about writing essays in high school or college next year? Don’t be! Essay writing is no big deal. You’ll write a five-paragraph essay (on a subject of your choosing), taking it through the five-step writing process in five days. And you’ll have a former college professor holding your hand the entire way (metaphorically, because it is hard to write with someone holding your hand). We’ll cover how to write a paragraph that has one idea and several…

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Building Fantastical Worlds

August 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until August 24, 2018

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

Ages: 8-11 Have you ever wondered what it’s like living in a magical world, like that of Harry Potter, the Chronicles of Narnia, or The Borrowers? How does one leave the world of the everyday and leap into those of the fantastical ones? Better yet, how does one create their own? Join us for an exploration of surprising worlds of all shapes and sizes! Learn new perspectives from which to build original, in-depth worlds in your creative writing. Every student…

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Get Wired in the Mosh Pit: Cyberpunk Workshop

August 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until August 24, 2018

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

Ages: 14 & Up Science fiction is the precursor to science fact, especially when it comes to technology and its advancements. Cyberpunk is science fiction meets noir. By studying the relationship between humanity and technology we can explore how characters view the use of cybernetics and the impact of the internet on the world in their stories, as well as what it is to be human within the genre. Next you will build your own cyberpunk playground for your characters…

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Fairytale Heroines

August 20, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 1:00 pm, repeating until August 24, 2018

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

Ages: 12-14 We’ve all learned about Sleepy Snow White and Drowsy Sleeping Beauty. But Fairy Tales worldwide feature heroines with a little more oomph who were much less likely to doze off at inopportune times. In this class students will explore fairy tale heroines and discuss new ways to look at some of the classics we’ve read since we were just little kids. Students will work together to create a class book of their very own modern fairy tales with…

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August 2019

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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Your Own Graphic Novel (August 26 – August 30)

August 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

(MORNINGS: for ages 14+) Are you a comics or manga fan eager to tell your own stories combining words and pictures? Together we’ll explore how to write a dynamic and visual plot, create compelling characters, script lifelike dialogue, and conceive action-oriented illustrations that leap to life on the page. No matter what your writing or drawing skill-level, you’ll unleash new superpowers as you create your very own awesome mini-comic or manga.

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Create a Modern Day Radio Drama (August 26 – August 30)

August 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

(ALL DAY: for ages 12+) NOTE: Meets at RCTV, 21 Gorham Street Imagine if the Twilight Zone or War of the Worlds was on the air today. In this weeklong camp, students will write and produce a thrilling audio play. Students will work together to create a riveting script, learn voice techniques, create sound effects that heighten the mood, and utilize audio production equipment to perform their creation live at the end of the week on 100.9 FM, WXIR. This…

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What is the World Coming To?! Exploring Dystopian Lit (August 26 – August 30)

August 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

(MORNINGS: ages 12-14) A dystopia is an imagined state or society in which there is great suffering or injustice, but is it really just imagined – or do we currently live in a dystopian society? In this camp, we will discuss the background and history of the genre of dystopian fiction with special attention to the classic dystopian novel 1984. Through readings, discussion, movie clips, and writing exercises, this class will explore how fictional dystopian worlds share characteristics with and…

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Kitabu* Kingdom! (August 26 – August 30)

August 26, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until August 30, 2019

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

(MORNINGS: for ages 8-11) Books, books, books, and more books! We will read—in the classroom, outside under a tree, nestled in a cozy corner. We’ll read with a community of readers, we’ll pick favorite passages to share aloud, we’ll listen, and we’ll discuss our own very favorite books. What makes a book compelling? What draws you in and keeps you returning for more? We’ll explore these questions through writing our observations and participating in group activities. Come prepared with a…

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CANCELED: We Breathe Fire: Poetry Slam (August 26 – August 30)

August 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$126.00

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 12-14) Slam Poetry is an art form where performance meets reality. It is used to show one's story, to speak and breathe life into a poem. Spoken word is an outlet. A voice for those to shine and bring words to life—from sharing a funny moment to grappling with challenges, from celebrating joys to speaking out against injustices. You will study the works of traditional and contemporary poetry that will help inform and strengthen your own writing.…

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CANCELED: Uncanny Flash Fiction: Sinister Utopias and Magical Mega-Cities (August 26 – August 30)

August 26, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$126.00

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 14+) What if hackers used magic? Or ghosts explored space? Maybe aliens have already come to Earth but live inside our smartphones. Some worlds are stranger—and faster—than others. In this class we’ll take fantasy and sci-fi world-building to a new level by combining it with flash fiction. Students will craft short works of uncanny fiction through a series of simple and exciting writing exercises. Along the way, we’ll visit bizarre worlds crafted by masters of sci-fi and…

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