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Marna Rossi

Marna Rossi, PhD, is a storyteller and workshop leader who helps young people become more expressive through storytelling, poetry, and drama. In addition to her work at W&B, she has designed and taught programs for the University of Rochester’s Girls’ Science, Math, and Computer Camp; the Urban League Teen Program; the YMCA; and church youth programs. She has performed with the Storytelling Guild of Rochester. Rossi has also taught child and adolescent development at Nazareth College and RIT. She is the recipient of the Writers & Books’ 2011 Big Pencil Award for inspiring the creation and appreciation of literature in young people.

April 2020

THURSDAY: Heroes of Social Justice

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

We’ve moved online! All workshops will be conducted through Zoom, an interactive platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation in your workshops. The day before your workshop you’ll receive an email with a link to Zoom for your workshop session.    Member price: $44 Deadline to register: April 8, 3 pm Instructor: Marna Rossi Ages 7-9 Celebrate heroes around the world who stand up for justice and freedom. We will learn about local and international heroes, decide…

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July 2020

Percy Jackson’s Greek Myth Theatre

July 13 @ 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 28 Instructor: Marna Rossi Age Group: 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 never before imagined! We’ll explore his adventures and learn about myths, Greek gods, heroes, and modern-day Demi-god heroes. We’ll create our own heroes; act out brief role-plays based on the adventures of Demi-god heroes; learn about dramatic action, style, character,…

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August 2020

Magic Tree House Adventure Club

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Writers & Books, 740 University Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607 United States
$148

Member Price: 135 Deadline to Register: 11:59 pm on July 26 Instructor: Marna Rossi Age Group: 5-7 Take part in wonderful adventures from the Magic Tree House series. Join Annie and Jack as they solve problems, help people, and travel around the world and through time. We might visit China, ancient Ireland, or the Australian Outback. Like Annie and Jack, we will learn about the animals and people in each new environment we visit. We will read scenes from some…

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Poetry Rocks!

August 17 @ 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 August 2 Instructor: Marna Rossi Age Group: 7-9 Learn about sound imagineering and imagineer poems that can rock, dance, and sing to the beat! We’ll read poetry with sounds we hear made in the world around us from people, animals, objects, robots, and vehicles. We’ll explore rhythms and syllables that vibrate, ring and resonate; learn about sound effects in letters, syllables, words, and phrases; and make our poems come alive. With…

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