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Dragons, Dice, & Roleplaying | Teen

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Calling all quest seekers! What do collaborative role-playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and writing have to do with each other? Quite a lot, as you’ll discover. In this camp, […]

$322.00

Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen | Ages: 8-11

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Percy Jackson is mighty with his sword; his creator, Rick Riordan, is mighty with his pen. Experiment with the writing methods Riordan uses to weave a siren spell. You will […]

$322.00

Building Fantastical Worlds | Ages: 8-11

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Have you ever wondered what it’s like living in magical worlds, such as those described in the Harry Potter series, Chronicles of Narnia, and The Borrowers? How do we leave […]

$161.00

Musical Theater Book Club | Ages: Teen

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Think of this as a book club where, instead of discussing novels, we discuss musicals. From Sondheim to Six, musical theater can be more than just jazz hands and smiles; […]

$161.00

Gathering the Pieces ~ Self Identity & Community Story Building | Ages: 8-13

Phillis Wheatley Library 33 Dr Samuel McCree Way, Rochester, NY, United States

Using colorful fabrics and creative writing in an open, narrative story space, you will go on an inner journey of self-identity that will in turn help create a more welcoming […]

Free

Arts Alive: Exploring the Neighborhood | Ages: 10-13

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts (NOTA) has long been home to expression and creativity. Businesses and organizations that engage with art through painting, photography, food, and language abound. There are […]

$161.00

My Name in Print | Ages: 8-11

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Write, write, write! We will spend the first part of this camp producing poems, stories, journal entries, and creative essays through imaginative writing prompts. You will be encouraged to try […]

$161.00

I Survived | Ages: 8-11

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Attention time travelers! Do you want to learn more about significant events, such as the sinking of the Titanic, Hurricane Katrina, or 9/11?  We'll spend the week exploring what makes […]

$161.00

Writers and Sleuths | Ages: 7-9

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Join us as we read mysteries and detective stories and get to know problem -solvers from a variety of backgrounds. Over the course of the week, we will learn about […]

$161.00

Outdoor Writers | Ages: 9-16

Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat 6581 W Hollow Rd., Naples, United States

Summertime, sunshine, green rolling hills, nature, and you! Spend five days communing with the writer within you at our retreat in the Bristol Hills. Explore with professional writers and naturalists […]

$377.00

Writers & Illustrators | Ages: 10-13

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

In this exciting collaboration between Writers & Books and the Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, you’ll create your own fantastically illustrated and imaginatively written story. You’ll learn how […]

Supernatural Shakespeare | Ages: 8-11

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Calling young thespians! We’ll spend the week walking into the world of William Shakespeare, with a special focus on his use of the supernatural in his plays. We’ll explore his […]

$161.00

Mystery 101 | Ages: 10-13

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Do you enjoy a good mystery? Do you enjoy the creative writing process?  Do you want to know whodunnit? If your answer is “yes,” join us for Mystery Writing 101. […]

$161.00

Adventures in Journaling | Ages: 8-11

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Journaling is a way to organize, record and reflect on your personal experiences, thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Campers will design and keep a journal that is uniquely  their own as […]

$161.00

The Wide World of Picture Books | Ages: 7-9

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Calling all young authors and illustrators with a love for reading and writing! Do you enjoy telling your own stories through pictures or words?  We’ll take a journey together through […]

$161.00

Hogwarts Academy | Ages: 8-14

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter when Writers & Books’ three-story building is transformed  into Hogwarts! Throughout the week, students will attend Herbology, Transfiguration, Divination, History of Magic, […]

$412.00

Beyond Our Own Backyards | Ages: 8-13

Lyell Branch Library 956 Lyell Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

The library will be our resource as we research, explore, and share our findings on our own cultures and cultures that are new to us. With discussion, interviews, and prompts to […]

Free

Poetry, Pottery, & Paper Ages: 8-11

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

This collaboration between Writers & Books and the Flower City Arts Center provides a unique opportunity merging visual arts with creative writing. You will work with artists to handbuild a […]

$400.00

Build a Book | Ages: 10-13

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

So you want to write a book, but you need a plan. Join our community of writers to learn how to plot a book chapter by chapter, taking your great […]

$322.00

Write What Matters | Ages: Teen

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Why do we write? Because as writers, we have to. This upper-level teen workshop dives into the questions authors ask themselves during the drafting process. Why does this matter? Why […]

$161.00

It Could Happen Here | Ages: 9-13

Phillis Wheatley Library 33 Dr Samuel McCree Way, Rochester, NY, United States

Everything seems normal...on first appearance. Your main character seems like just another kid, with the usual hopes and anxieties, off to just another summer day camp, until another kind of […]

Free

Tomar espacio, Hacer espacio: narración a través de la poesía en dos idiomas/ Take Space, Make Space: Storytelling through Dual-Language poetry | Ages: 8-13

Lincoln Branch Library 851 Joseph Ave., Rochester, NY, United States

Todos tenemos una historia y ahora necesitamos unirnos para contarlas porque cada cuento importa. Durante este programa vamos a ‘tomar espacio, hacer espacio’ por la poesía para contar la historia […]

Free

Flash Your Fiction | Ages: 8-11

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Flash fiction is a very short form of story writing. Every word is essential. These stories have all the elements of a longer story: character, setting, and plot– but in […]

$161.00

World Building | Ages: Teen

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Do you know how to build a satisfying system of magic in a fantasy world? Do you love books that include dictionaries of their own fictional languages? Do you daydream […]

$161.00

Writing with Light | Ages: 12-14

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

The word photography means “writing with light.” Using a 35mm film camera (provided) and a pen and notebook, we will explore the uniqueness of the Neighborhood of the Arts (NOTA). […]

$400.00

Writing for the Screen | Ages: Teen

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Have you ever wondered how your favorite TV show got to the screen? Want to try your hand at writing a script made for TV? In this camp you will […]

$161.00

Tales from your Mind | Ages: 9-13

Arnett Branch Library 310 Arnett Blvd, Rochester, NY, United States

Starting with two characters—one with your own personality and a character of your own invention—you will create the kind of stories you like, whether they are superhero adventures, fantasy, sci-fi, […]

Free

World Building at the Library | Ages: 9-13

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Do you know how to create a satisfying system of magic in a fantasy world? Do you love books that include dictionaries of their own fictional languages? Do you daydream about […]

Free

Meet the Artist

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

View artworks from Julie Chen’s current collection that inspire and inform her upcoming exhibition Always with Us, which includes Eidolon of A-Ngoh, “I can’t forget, okay?,” The Last Shoe, and […]

Free

India Lena Gonzalez, fox woman get out!

Writers & Books Streaming Event NY, United States

Moving through themes of lineage, twinship, femininity and masculinity, reclamation of Indigeneity, dance, gender roles, and longing, Gonzalez's poems are a crescendo on the page. Part ecstatic elegy, part spell, […]

Free

Sean Thomas Dougherty, Death Prefers the Minor Keys

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

In his 20th book, Sean Thomas Dougherty brings us a memoir-like prose sequence reflecting on disability, chronic illness, addiction, survival, love, and parenthood. Death Prefers the Minor Keys is, most […]

Free

24-Hour Plays: Fringe Festival at Writers & Books

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

September 23 @ EST 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm & 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm Tickets $25 | 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607 Join us for the unexpected: five […]

Kathy Johncox: On Second Base

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Kathy Johncox−fiction writer, communications professional, world traveler/Army brat, coffee-loving Norwegian daughter, wife, sister, mother−was born in St. Louis MO. She gathered material in two foreign countries and seven states before […]

Free – $20.00

Danielle Cadena Deulen, Matt Donovan & Lindsay Bernal

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Reading & Book Signing Divided into four sections and shaped by female-identified embodiment, Danielle Cadena Deulen’s Desire Museum touches on lost love and friendship, climate crisis, lesbian relationships, and the […]

Free – $20.00

Jaime Mahler: Toxic Relationship Recovery

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Jaime Mahler, MS, LMHC, is the New York-based psychotherapist and mental health educator behind the popular Recollected Self social media brand. Her therapeutic education on trauma and toxic relationships has […]

Free – $20.00

One Flesh: Writing the Inner and Outer Landscape

Gell: A Finger Lakes Creative Retreat 6581 W Hollow Rd., Naples, United States

An All Genres Workshop at Gell with Anais Salibian Gleason Lodge, Gell: A Creative Finger Lakes Retreat 6581 West Hollow Road, Naples, NY 14512 “Body and land are one flesh,” […]

$90.00

Joe Baumann, Where Can I Take You When There’s Nowhere To Go

Writers & Books Streaming Event NY, United States

Thirteen surreal short stories utilize the strange and the bizarre as a backdrop for explorations of loneliness, queer coming-of-age, self-discovery, and loss. Baumann’s tender vignettes of love, anger, grief, and […]

Free

Rochester Reads Reception

The Strong National Museum of Play 1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY, United States

Mingle with fellow book lovers over light hors d’oeuvres, wine, and beverages. Your ticket includes reserved, priority seating at N. K. Jemisin’s keynote. Reception will be held at The Strong […]

$50.00

N.K. Jemisin Keynote & Book Signing

The Strong National Museum of Play 1 Manhattan Square Dr, Rochester, NY, United States

Welcome by Annette Jiménez Gleason, Senior Program Officer at Rochester Area Community Foundation; introduction by scholar Dr. Gaya Shakes This is an in-person event held at The Strong National Museum […]

Rochester Reads Book Festival

SUNY Brockport Downtown 161 Chestnut St, Rochester, NY, United States

DOWNLOAD OUR BOOK FESTIVAL SCHEDULE HERE. Welcome by NY State Senator Samra G. Brouk Browse indie bookstores and small press publishers’ tables and acquaint yourself with area cultural resources.  Enjoy […]

Free – $20.00

Gallery Talk & Opening of Always With Us

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Join artist Julie Chen and Artist in Residence co-curator Susan Begy for a conversation on the creation and curation of Always With Us and experience the final stage of the […]

Free

Willie Lin, Conversation Among Stones

Writers & Books Streaming Event NY, United States

Through fields of wild grass, restless seascapes, and cities tinged with sand, Willie Lin's debut collection of poetry questions what can remain and what must be pared away in our […]

Free

Eidolon of A-Ngoh: In Between Performance

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Julie Chen exhibits what remains of her mother Peggy Chen’s life (her cremains) and her identity (clothing), from a gallery installation into a costume for performance. Here, she expresses the […]

Free

Subhaga Crystal Bacon, Transitory

Writers & Books Streaming Event NY, United States

Epistolary in nature, these commemorative poems  are “gleaned sketches” attempting to reconstruct lives and deaths from the typically scarce information made available on the internet. Seen through the lenses of […]

Free

Willa Carroll: Demolition Suite

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Willa Carroll will read from her new chapbook, Demolition Suite, along with projections from her award-winning short film. Willa Carroll is a writer and interdisciplinary artist. Her debut full-length poetry […]

Free – $20.00

In This Moment reads “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Writers, photographers, and leaders from the In This Moment chapbook project gather to read “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Rev. Dr. Martin […]

Free – $20.00

Kitty Jospé, Whispers of Perhaps

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

How do we respond to this time of uncertainty, accentuated by three years of pandemic, ongoing wars, injustice, violence, climate upheaval, displacement, and hypnosis by the media? Whispers of Perhaps […]

Free – $20.00

Ampersand at Dot, Dot, Dot – Starts at 11:00 AM

Jewish Community Center The William & Mildred Levine Building, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Ampersand Books will be at the Jewish Community Center for TYKE's (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy) Dot, Dot, Dot, a new musical production based on the  Dot, Ish and Sky Color award-winning picture books by New York Times best-selling […]

Bri Tahj, Wombanhood: A Poetic Rendezvous

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Wombanhood, from The Woman That Breeds You, is a poetic rendezvous that explores the journey through love and war, confidence and insecurities, and joy and pain–all while maintaining poise and […]

Free – $20.00

Ampersand at Dot, Dot, Dot – Starts at 2:00 PM

Jewish Community Center The William & Mildred Levine Building, 1200 Edgewood Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

Ampersand Books will be at the Jewish Community Center for TYKE's (Theatre Young Kids Enjoy) Dot, Dot, Dot, a new musical production based on the  Dot, Ish and Sky Color award-winning picture books by New York Times best-selling […]

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