Classes & Workshops


These Classes & Workshops are happening from today, forward.


Hogwarts Academy (CLASS FULL)

July 24, 2017
Instructor(s): Angela Cannon-Crothers Tracy Cretelle Chris Fanning Donna Marbach Amie McLaughlin Claire Mulvey Sara Bickweat Penner

Code: JY17-R10 Immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter as we turn all of Writers & Books into Hogwarts! Throughout the week students will have the chance to attend… View More »

Meet the Magic Dragon

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Donna Marbach

JY17-M03 Are you a serious writer or artist? Would you like to see your work in print? This workshop provides a real opportunity for advanced students to have work considered… View More »

Fantastic Beasts 101 (CLASS FULL)

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Chris Fanning

JY17-R53   Are you a young magizoologist (a person who studies magical creatures)? Are you considering a career in the Department for the Regulation & Control of Magical Creatures? If… View More »

Where’s Walden?

July 31, 2017
Instructor(s): Angela Cannon-Crothers Edgar Brown

JY17-G01 Summertime, sunshine, green rolling hills, wildlife, and you! Spend a week communing with the writer within you at our retreat in the Bristol Hills. Explore with professional writers and… View More »

Percy Jackson Readers’ Theatre

August 07, 2017
Instructor(s): Marna Rossi

JY17-R04 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… View More »

Spooky Stories (CLASS FULL)

August 07, 2017
Instructor(s): Caedra Scott-Flaherty

JY17-F47 If you love reading about ghosts, witches, monsters, and vampires, and wish every day could be Halloween, then this class is for you! Together we will learn how to… View More »

Poetry, Pottery, & Paper (CLASS FULL)

August 07, 2017
Instructor(s): M.J. Iuppa Kate Whorton Ryana Lawson

JY17-A09 In this collaboration between Writers & Books and the Flower City Arts Center, you’ll have a unique opportunity to merge visual arts with creative writing. You will use a… View More »

Build-A-Book

August 14, 2017
Instructor(s): Tracy Cretelle

JY17-F29 So you want to write a book, but you need a plan? Learn how to plot a book chapter by chapter, taking your great idea and turning it into… View More »

Secret Lives of Animals (CLASS FULL)

August 14, 2017
Instructor(s): Caren Pita

JY17-F21 From the talking beasts of Narnia, to Warrior cats, to the falcon Frightful, animal characters fill youth fiction with adventure, both realistic and fantastic. We’ll share our favorite animal… View More »

Find a Mystery

August 21, 2017
Instructor(s): Caren Pita

JY17-F43 There’s something mysterious about Writers & Books. Was the building designed by a man who talked to ghosts? Where does the staircase go and what’s with the little door… View More »