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The Hermit Crab: Write Provocatively

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

The hermit crab essay offers endless and provocative ways to write nonfiction. In this course, writers will use alternative structures to explore their experiences—for example, a dictionary entry for grief that explores the loss of one’s parent or a how-to manual for dismantling a home that explores one’s divorce. Writers will read and discuss several […]

$172
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Tiny Tales: Flash Fiction

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 14 & Up Sometimes inspiration strikes you in a glimpse, an image, or a moment. Sometimes those nuggets lead to full-fledged poems, stories, or creative essays, but other times, those slices become more powerful in the shortest form—the flash. In this week-long fiction intensive for teen writers, we’ll discuss sharp muses, condensed language, and […]

$126

Mini 1: Writing Exercises

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Never taken a writing workshop before? Want to try something new? Thinking about taking a long class? These fun, low-cost sessions are a good way to meet our instructors, fellow students, and get writing! Just like our old Writing Aerobics, feel free to register or just walk in.

$10

Class Full: Writing Illness

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

In this class, writers will write about illness (mental, chronic, terminal, and/or invisible) as a means to explore the human condition. Through writing the visceral experience of the body and mind, interrogating what it means to be vulnerable, writers (whether patients, caretakers, or survivors), establish empathy by making art. At the end of five weeks, […]

$172

Tiny Tales: Flash Fiction (July 15 – July 19)

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

(MORNINGS: for ages 14+) Sometimes inspiration strikes you in a glimpse, an image, or a moment. Sometimes those nuggets lead to full-fledged poems, stories, or creative essays, but other times, those slices become more powerful in the shortest form—the flash. In this week-long fiction intensive for teen writers, we’ll discuss sharp muses and condensed language, […]

$126

Writing the Hermit Crab Essay

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

5 Thursdays, August 1 - August 29 The hermit crab essay offers endless and provocative ways to write nonfiction. In this course, writers will use alternative structures to explore their experiences—for example, a dictionary entry for grief that explores the loss of one’s parent or a how-to manual for dismantling a home that explores one’s […]

$172

Writing with the Hermit Crab (August 12 – August 16)

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

(MORNINGS: for ages 14+) Hermit crab?! What does this creature have to do with creative writing?! Just as the hermit crab finds a new home in a shell that once belonged to another animal, writing of any genre (poetry, fiction, nonfiction) can find a home in different shaped “shells” or forms. In this camp, students […]

$126

Teen Writers Circle

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Youth Workshop: 5 Saturdays October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 23, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Sarah Cedeño Ages: 13+ Deadline to register September 27, 11:59 pm Avid and accomplished teen writers meet to explore new approaches to their craft, give one another feedback under the guidance of published writers, and plot world domination, or at […]

$140

Teen Writers Circle

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Youth Workshop: 5 Saturdays October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 23, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Sarah Cedeño Ages: 13+ Deadline to register September 27, 11:59 pm Avid and accomplished teen writers meet to explore new approaches to their craft, give one another feedback under the guidance of published writers, and plot world domination, or at […]

Teen Writers Circle

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Youth Workshop: 5 Saturdays October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 23, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Sarah Cedeño Ages: 13+ Deadline to register September 27, 11:59 pm Avid and accomplished teen writers meet to explore new approaches to their craft, give one another feedback under the guidance of published writers, and plot world domination, or at […]

Teen Writers Circle

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Youth Workshop: 5 Saturdays October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 23, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Sarah Cedeño Ages: 13+ Deadline to register September 27, 11:59 pm Avid and accomplished teen writers meet to explore new approaches to their craft, give one another feedback under the guidance of published writers, and plot world domination, or at […]

Teen Writers Circle

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Youth Workshop: 5 Saturdays October 5, 19, November 2, 16, 23, 10:30 am-12:30 pm Instructor: Sarah Cedeño Ages: 13+ Deadline to register September 27, 11:59 pm Avid and accomplished teen writers meet to explore new approaches to their craft, give one another feedback under the guidance of published writers, and plot world domination, or at […]

Writing with Light

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $180 Deadline to Register: August 9, 5 PM Instructor: Sarah Cedeño & Juliana Muniz Age Group: 12-14 The word “photography” means, "writing with light". Combine the magic of photography with the power of your words. Using your own digital camera […]

$200

Using “Literature” of Illness in Writing

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $25 1 Session, 1.5 hours Deadline to Register: April 16, 5 pm Instructor: Sarah Cedeño Prescription medication guides, prescription advertisements, medical encyclopedia entries, symptom “diaries,” medical charts, doctor’s notes, physiological diagrams and illustrations, medical instructions, health histories, etc. are all promising forms that can be used to explore the writer’s experience, guiding us […]

$32
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