Classes & Workshops


These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.


Write On for Homeschoolers

April 05, 2017
Instructor(s): Caren Pita

Code: S17-Y13 This session of Write On offers a workshop experience for the young writer! Each class will include writing prompts or games, time to work independently, in small groups,… View More »

A Taste of Writers & Books! (ages 10-13)

April 17, 2017
Instructor(s): Judy DeCroce Almeta Whitis Donna Marbach Chris Fanning Angela Cannon-Crothers Sara Bickweat Penner Tracy Cretelle

Sign up for all 5 days and save! Use code W17-YX04 MONDAY: Flash Fiction TUESDAY: Storytellers & Seers WEDNESDAY: Word Play Workshop THURSDAY: Hogwarts Academy Day One FRIDAY: Hogwarts Academy… View More »

MONDAY: Flash Fiction

April 17, 2017
Instructor(s): Judy DeCroce

Code: W17-YF07 Flash fiction is a short form a of writing in which every word is essential. These stories have a rhythm and foundation of character, setting, and plot. We… View More »

TUESDAY: Storytellers & Seers

April 18, 2017
Instructor(s): Almeta Whitis

Code: W17-YM38 “Every person is a philosopher, artist, and storyteller.” Hal Adams In ancient cultures, the storyteller or philosopher was called the “seer” or “spirit caller”. Using intuition and communication… View More »

WEDNESDAY: Word Play Workshop

April 19, 2017
Instructor(s): Donna Marbach

Code: W17-YL02 All work and no play makes for a dull writer. Come stretch your language brain! We’ll uncover the magic in words through fun games and exercises. We’ll play… View More »

THURSDAY: Hogwarts Academy Day One

April 20, 2017
Instructor(s): Chris Fanning Donna Marbach Angela Cannon-Crothers

Code: W17-YR10 Jump into the world of all things Harry Potter! You will make a wand, learn the art of Divination, Herbology, take a Defense Against the Dark Arts class,… View More »

FRIDAY: Hogwarts Academy Day Two

April 21, 2017
Instructor(s): Chris Fanning Sara Bickweat Penner Tracy Cretelle

Code: W17-YR19 Another day immersed in the world of Harry Potter! You will have lessons in Transfiguration and do some Potter-inspired writing, and leave at the end of the day… View More »

Picture This

June 26, 2017
Instructor(s): Roxana Aparicio Wolfe Lisa Johnson

Code: JY17-A02 They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” and Rochester is the home of a picture giant: George Eastman. If you love to write poetry or short… View More »

Produce a 90-Second Newbery Film

June 26, 2017
Instructor(s): Rashida Burch-Washington John Watson

Code: JY17-V03 Over the course of this week-long class, students transform into cast and crew to make their own short movie based on a Newbery Medal-winning book. You will learn… View More »

My Idea Book

July 05, 2017
Instructor(s): Donna Marbach

Code: JY17-M26 Artists carry sketchbooks to capture ideas with drawings. Writers carry journals to capture thoughts and experiences with words. In this class, we are going to gather both pictures… View More »