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Judy Decroce

Judy DeCroce is an educator and professional storyteller who has taught and entertained for over 25 years. Her technique is “first person” storytelling—being the characters in each story. As a writer she has been honing her craft for 10 years and is preparing a manuscript for publication. As an instructor she has helped students “flash” their writing, creating shorter pieces and adding a hook and a twist, making it flash fiction.

April 2020

WEDNESDAY: Flash Your Fiction

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
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$50

Member price:$44 Instructor: Wendy Low Ages 10-13 Flash fiction is a short form of writing in which every word is essential. These stories have a rhythm, and foundation of character, setting, and plot. We will learn to hook the reader quickly, and then, through an unexpected twist, leave the reader wanting more. Students will go home with at least three new pieces of writing! Wendy Low writes poetry, prose, performance poetry, and drama. Her poems, stories, and essays have been…

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June 2020

Becoming a Storyteller

June 29 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$110

Member Price: 100 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on June 14 Instructor: Judy DeCroce Age Group: 8-11 Make a story come alive in the telling! Using theatre games and other fun techniques, we’ll learn skills for engaging an audience, all the while building self-confidence. Activities will include practicing voice, body language, facial expressions, and characterization. At the end of the week, we’ll display our new skills in a presentation for our families and friends. Scholarships Available

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July 2020

Flash Your Fiction

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$138

Member Price: 125 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on June 21 Instructor: Judy DeCroce Age Group: 7-9 Flash fiction is a very short form of story writing where every word becomes essential. This genre has all the parts of a story—characters, 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 analyze the power of words and learn what is, and…

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