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

August 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(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…

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

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(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…

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

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

(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…

Your Own Graphic Novel (August 26 – August 30)

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(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.

Kitabu* Kingdom! (August 26 – August 30)

August 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

(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…

Percy Jackson’s Greek Myth Readers Theatre (August 26 – August 30)

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 8-11) When New York middle school student Percy Jackson finds out he is a Demi-god, the Greek myths come alive in a way he would never have imagined! We’ll explore his adventures, and learn about Greek gods, heroes, and modern-day Demi-god heroes along the way. You’ll get to create your own hero and act out brief role-plays based on the adventures of Demi-god heroes. With your team, you’ll practice a reader’s theatre skit based on a chapter…

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

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(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…

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

August 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

(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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