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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

The Harvest Season (July 1 – July 3)

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

(ALL DAY: for ages 12-15) Many problems beset our world: global warming, environmental disasters, conflict, drought, flood, famine, medical epidemics, economic disparities, and more. In this camp we will begin a hypothetical story with those universal problems and devise our own unique solutions to them. The tale begins. . . "Twin siblings,a girl and a […]

$136.00

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

Senior Sleuths (July 8 – July 12)

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

(MORNINGS: for ages 12-14) This mystery camp for experienced detectives will help you hone your skills as sleuths, critical thinkers, and writers. With lots of logic puzzles and gruesome crimes, and plenty of opportunity to write your own mysteries, you’ll learn about the process of deduction and how logic helps us not only solve mysteries […]

$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

Fiction in a Flash (July 8 – July 12)

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

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 12-14) How many words do you need to create a compelling story? Fewer than you think! Flash fiction is the art of crafting a very short story in which each and every word is essential. In this camp, we will learn about all the elements of fiction writing and how they relate […]

$126.00

World Building (July 15 – July 19)

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

(MORNINGS: for ages 12-14) Dragon riders! Snow storms on Jupiter! Join us for an exploration of surprising worlds, from fantasy to science fiction and everything in between. Learn new perspectives from which to build in-depth worlds in your creative writing. Together we will investigate classic tales of unconventional peoples and how stories are told. Every […]

$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

Afrofuturism: Writing a New World (July 15 – July 19)

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

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 12-14) Calling All World Makers! Using elements of science fiction, Afrofuturism explores the intersection of African/African-American culture with technology and ecology in order to interrogate and re-examine historical events. In this camp you will get to create a unique never-seen-before world! With magical amulets, future tech, mythology, mystery, history, and YOUR imagination, […]

$126.00

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

Novel Tools (July 29 – August 2)

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

(MORNINGS: for ages 12-15) Whether you aspire to write fantasy, science fiction, historical, or contemporary realist novels, you’ll want to develop the skills and discover the tools that successful novelists use to bring their stories to life from intriguing beginnings to satisfying conclusions. We will focus on choosing point of view; developing complex characters, compelling […]

$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 […]

Live From Writers & Books: Comedy Writing and Performance (July 29 – August 2)

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

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 12-15) Have you ever seen a comedy sketch, or short comedy play, or a stand-up comedy routine and thought, “That looks like fun”? It is fun, and now you can try it at SummerWrite! In “Live from Writers & Books,” students will be given a brief introduction to different types of live […]

$126.00

Comedy Improv (August 5 – August 9)

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

(MORNINGS: for ages 11-13) Have you ever seen the television show Whose Line is It Anyway? and thought, “I’d like to do that!” Here’s your chance! Comedy improvisation is the art of acting without a script. You will try many theatre games, sometimes plugging in audience suggestions, with the result being at best hilarious and […]

$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

Write a Short Play! (August 5 – August 9)

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

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 11-13) Do you love theatre? Have you always wanted to write your own play? Then this camp is for you! Through theatre games and writing exercises, we will learn how to tell a story meant for the stage. Our own 5-10 minute plays will be presented in a staged reading for friends […]

$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

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

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

(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 […]

$252.00
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What is the World Coming To?! Exploring Dystopian Lit (August 26 – August 30)

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

(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 […]

$126.00
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Create a Modern Day Radio Drama (August 26 – August 30)

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

(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 […]

$260.00

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

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

(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 […]

$126.00
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