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CLASS FULL: Percy Jackson’s Greek Myth Readers’ Theatre

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 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 would never have imagined! We’ll explore his adventures, and learn about Greek gods, heroes, and modern-day Demi-god heroes along the way. You’ll get to create your own hero and act […]

$126

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Heroes of Social Justice

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 8-11 In honor of the 200th birthday of  Frederick Douglass, we 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 Douglass, as well as today’s heroes and innovators such as refugee and Olympic swimmer Yusra Mardini, […]

$121
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Magic Treehouse Adventure Club

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 5-7 Take part in wonderful magical 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. Through our exploration of the Magic Tree House books, we might visit China, the Swiss Alps, or the Australian outback! Like Annie and Jack, we will learn […]

$136

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Magic Tree House: Merlin Mission Adventure

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Ages: 7-9 Take part in wonderful magical adventures from the Magic Tree House Merlin Mission series! Join Annie and Jack as they solve problems, help people, and travel around the world and through time. We might visit China, the Swiss Alps, or Egypt.  Like Annie and Jack, we will learn about the animals and people we […]

$126

Sketchbook Lines

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Vitalize your writing! We’ll explore your ideas through noting observations and drawing sketches. The purpose is to enhance writing through seeing and then expand upon the sketches to new writings. This class does not require drawing skills; we’ll learn sketching without judgment, finding your natural line. As you associate metaphors and memories with your observations, […]

Interplay of Character & Place

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Whether you are writing narrative scenes or lyrical passages, set up your creative writing with lively, intriguing characters and vivid places. We’ll discuss sample essays to explore observation and imagery, place as character, reflection of character in place, and place as culture. We’ll delve into conversation, gesture, and narrator as character and try skill-developing activities. […]

Beyond Memoir

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Explore forms of personal essay such as lyric, spiritual, contemplative, humorous, nature, or opinion. Draw on memories, experiences, observations, or data to tell your story and express your ideas. We will discuss craft: scene, storytelling, imagery, character, and structure of your piece. Combine personal meanings and universal themes. Draw your readers into your reflections, experiment […]

Poetry and the Natural World

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Poet Billy Collins tells us “the birds are in their trees,...and the poets are at their windows.” Are you at your window or out in the wild? Contemporary nature poems touch on feelings about nature, metaphorical and symbolic meanings, or issues of ecology. We will read poems and essays, discuss human-nature relationship, danger, healing, and […]

Monday: Poetry Doodles

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

Do you like to doodle? Do you love to play with words? We’ll read poems, examine fun poetic devices like onomatopoeia and alliteration and make our own colorful drawings! We’ll also create concrete poems, where the words take a shape on the page!

$50

Fiction Meets Nonfiction; Verse Meets Prose

740 University Ave, Rochester, NY

Cross the genre border and explore new terrain! Developing intriguing characters and engaging plots can enhance nonfiction pieces, while researching facts can bring depth to fiction writing. Writing poetry can sensitize us to wordplay and imagery. We will read personal essay, flash fiction, and poetry; and strengthen craft through writing exercises. Try creating mixed genre […]

$116

Magic Tree House Adventure Club (August 5 – August 9)

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

(AFTERNOONS: for ages 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. Through our exploration of the Magic Tree House books, we might visit China, the Swiss Alps, or the Australian Outback! We’ll even […]

$136

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

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

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

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

(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

THURSDAY: Heroes of Social Justice

Writers & Books 740 University Avenue, Rochester, NY

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: […]

$50

Springtime Poems

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $30 Deadline to Register: May 12, 5 pm Instructor: Marna Rossi AGES 7-9 • Two sessions • May 13 & 20 Springtime chirps, sings, patters, and splashes; poems can sing, honk, hoot, and sizzle. We will craft springtime words into different forms of springtime poems that capture the sights and sounds of spring […]

$36

Percy Jackson’s Greek Myth Theatre

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: July 6, 11:59 PM 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! […]

$138

Magic Tree House Adventure Club

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday – Friday. Member Price: $90 Deadline to Register: August 9, 5 PM Instructor: Marna Rossi Age Group: 5-7 Take part in wonderful adventures from theMagic Tree Houseseries. Join Annie and Jack as they solve problems, help people, and travel around the world and through […]

$98

Poetry Rocks!

Virtual Classroom NY

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $83 Deadline to Register: August 16, 5 PM 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 […]

$92

Magic Treehouse Adventure Club: Exploring Cultures Around the World

Virtual Classroom NY

Member Price: $63 SummerWrite Week 2 July 19 - 23 5 Sessions, 1.5 hours Ages: 6 - 8 Deadline to Register: July 12, 11:59 pm Instructor: Marna Rossi Take part in wonderful adventures from the Magic Tree House series. Celebrate and appreciate diversity while learning about people, animals and the cultures from around the world. […]

$70
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