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Fantastic Beasts 101

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

Are you a young magizoologist (a person who studies magical creatures)? Are you considering a career in the Department for the Regulation & Control of Magical Creatures? If so, Fantastic Beasts 101 is for you! Join fellow creature hunters as we prepare our own magizooligist kits and scour the Neighborhood of the Arts for different […]

$150.00 – $225.00

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Writing with Friends

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

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 […]

$126.00

Fantastic Beasts 101 (July 1 – July 3)

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

(ALL DAY: for ages 9-12) Ever caught a Bowtruckle poking around your backyard? Marveled at a Merperson in Lake Ontario? Discovered a Doxy in your desk drawer? Yes or no, it's high time you brushed up on your magizoology notes so you're prepared when the time comes. Welcome to Fantastic Beasts 101. In this camp, […]

$152.00

CAMP FULL: Writers & Cooks: Menus for Every Meal (July 8 – July 12)

Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word 597 East Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

(MORNINGS: for ages 9-13) NOTE: Meets at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. Cook up a storm and put together your own cookbook in this busy, creative, and tasty workshop for budding young cooks and writers. Taught by a chef who is also an English teacher, this workshop […]

$197.00

Building Fantastical Worlds (July 8 – July 12)

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

(MORNINGS: for 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 […]

$126.00

Produce a 90-Second Newbery Film (July 8 – July 12)

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

(ALL DAY: for ages 9-12) 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 […]

$260.00

Writers & Cooks: Around the World (July 8 – July 12)

Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word 597 East Avenue, Rochester, NY, United States

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 9-13) NOTE: Meets at the Lutheran Church of the Incarnate Word, 597 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. Travel the world and put together your own cookbook in this busy, creative, and tasty workshop for budding young cooks and writers. Taught by a chef who is also an English teacher, this workshop will […]

$197.00

Young Storytellers (July 8 – July 12)

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

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 8-11) The art of storytelling is important for confidence in any presentation. This camp will introduce skills needed to engage an audience. We’ll practice a variety of techniques to deliver a story including voice, body language, and facial expressions. We will learn to make a story come alive in the telling. With […]

$126.00

My Name in Print (July 15 – July 19)

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

(MORNINGS: for ages 8-11) Write, write, write! We will spend the first part of this camp producing poems, stories, journal entries, and creative essays through imaginative writing prompts. Participants will be encouraged to try all genres, but will focus on the one(s) they feel most passionately about. Participants will learn to make the most of […]

$126.00

Riding & Writing (July 15 – July 19)

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

(ALL DAY: for ages 9-12) Horseback riding and creative writing combined! We’ll spend the full day Tuesday and Thursday at Double G Ranch in Bergen (transportation from W&B will be provided), working with real horses! We’ll learn horse care and riding skills. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday will be spent at Writers & Books making our […]

$385.00

The Secret Lives of Animals (July 15 – July 19)

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

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 8-11) From the Talking Beasts of Narnia to the Warrior Cats to the owl Hedwig, animal characters fill youth fiction with adventure, both realistic and fantastic. We’ll observe real animals with a ZooMobile visit. We’ll share our favorite animal stories and write some of our own. We’ll make the kinds of choices […]

$136.00

Camp Full: Hogwarts Academy (July 22 – July 26)

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

This camp is NOW FULL, please contact office@wab.org to be added to the waiting list. (ALL DAY: for ages 8-13) Immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter as we turn all of Writers & Books into Hogwarts! Throughout the week students will have the chance to attend classes in Herbology, Care of Magical Creatures, […]

$325.00

Supernatural Shakespeare (July 29 – August 2)

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

(MORNINGS: for ages 8-11) Calling young thespians! We’ll spend the week walking into the world of William Shakespeare, with special focus on his use of the supernatural in his plays. We’ll explore his life and times and learn the secrets to his use of language. We’ll play theatre games, peek into some of his otherworldly […]

$126.00

Where’s Walden? (July 29 – August 2)

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

(ALL DAY: for ages 9-12) Summertime, sunshine, green rolling hills, wildlife, and you! Spend a week communing with the writer within you at our retreat in the Bristol Hills. Explore with professional writers and naturalists along the Finger Lakes Trail as you learn the art of observation. Try your hand at a variety of natural […]

$382.00

Your Incredible Illustrated Story (July 29 – August 2)

Memorial Art Gallery 500 University Ave, Rochester, NY, United States

(ALL DAY: for ages 10-13) What do you want to say? In this exciting collaboration between Writers & Books and the Creative Workshop at the Memorial Art Gallery, you’ll create your own fantastically illustrated and self-written story while learning from master teaching artists: a writer and a visual artist. You’ll learn the tools of the […]

Find a Mystery (July 29 – August 2)

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

(AFTERNOONS: for 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 […]

$126.00

CAMP FULL: Build-A-Book (August 5 – August 9)

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

This camp is full. Check out our classes for 11-13 year-olds during August 5-9: Comedy Improv, Write a Short Play! (ALL DAY: for ages 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 […]

$262.00

CLASS FULL: Poetry, Pottery, and Paper (August 5 – August 9)

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

This class is full. Please do not register for this class. As alternatives, you may be interested in My Name in Print (July 15-19) or My Idea Book (August 19 -23)! (ALL DAY: for ages 8-11) In this collaboration between Writers & Books and the Flower City Arts Center, you’ll have a unique opportunity to […]

$267.00

Flash Your Fiction (August 12 – August 16)

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

(MORNINGS: for ages 8-11) Flash fiction is a very short form of story writing. Every word is essential. These stories have all the parts: character, setting, and plot but in a nutshell. We’ll learn to hook the reader and then, through an unexpected twist, leave the reader wanting more. In writing our own pieces, we’ll […]

$126.00

Hike & Write! (August 12 – August 16)

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

(MORNINGS: for ages 10-13) 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 […]

$126.00

Gods, Heroes, and Beasts: Fabulous Mythic Theatre (August 12 – August 16)

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

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 8-11) Come on a journey to explore the larger than life, super-powered gods, heroes, and beasts of many cultures such as Celtic, Eastern Indian, Norse, African, and Asian. We will share stories from Korwin Briggs’ Gods and Heroes and enjoy flipping through the Myth Match: A Fantastical Flipbook of Extraordinary Beasts. Learn […]

$126.00

Writing a Fiction Series (August 12 – August 16)

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

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 10-13) What could be better than seeing your favorite series stretching out along the library shelf, going on and on? What could beat the thrill of a favorite author releasing a new novel? How about writing your own serial adventure? Whether you want to build on a favorite series or create your […]

$126.00
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My Idea Book (August 19 – August 23)

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

(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 […]

$126.00
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Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen (August 19 – August 23)

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

(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 […]

$252.00
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Deaf Lens: A Filmmaking Workshop (August 19 – August 30)

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

(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 […]

$470.00
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Heroes of Social Justice (August 19 – August 23)

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

(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 […]

$126.00
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Kitabu* Kingdom! (August 26 – August 30)

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

(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 […]

$126.00
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