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May 2020

Writing the Wisdom of Your Life Transition

May 30 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

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: $65 Deadline to Register: May 30, 9 am Instructor: Nancy Steinkamp Life is change, yet we often seem surprised or even disturbed to find ourselves in transition. Living with uncertainty, though sometimes unnerving, can…

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Prompting Poetry: How to Build a Poetry Prompt

May 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

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: $22 Deadline to Register: May 29, 5 pm Instructor: Anastasia Nikolis Writing poems is hard. Writing poems with writer's block is harder. Many poets will turn to prompts to get over these bouts of writer's…

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June 2020

Doing It: Getting Words on the Page

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$25

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: $22 Deadline to Register: June 2, 5 pm Instructor: Anais Salibian The best way to generate writing is by separating the creative part of your brain from the editing part. This workshop will give you…

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Stories to Grow On #3: Uniquely Me

June 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$18

Member Price: $15 Deadline to Register: June 2, 5 pm Instructor: Tracy Nemecek AGES 7-9 • drop-in session • Get to know YOU through the great world of books. Although we are not all superheroes, we do all have skills, talents and abilities that are uniquely ours. Together we will read about some lesser-known superheroes and create a superhero identity for ourselves.

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Write On for Homeschoolers – Session 3

June 3 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$35

Member price: $35 Scholarships Available Instructor: Caren Barth 2 Wednesdays, June 3, 10 We live to create at Write On. The heart of this class is the weekly workshop of student writing, moderated so that each writer feels encouraged and supported by the others, while also receiving constructive suggestions for growth. Short lessons connect current student work to relevant published writing, classical literary structures, and mechanics. Classes include writing prompts or games and time to work on projects. Content will…

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Hogwarts: Defense Against the Dark Arts Special Topics #3

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$18

Member Price: $15 Deadline to Register: June 2, 5 pm Instructor: Chris Fanning AGES 10-13 • drop-in session • Join Professor Dalton for a deep dive into a specific topic relating to the world of DADA. Spells, creatures, history, and more. Come ready to discuss, write, and share! All 7 books will be discussed. New topic each session.

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Stranger Than Fiction: Channeling Your Existential Anxiety into Craft

June 6 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

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: $65 Deadline to Register: June 6, 1 pm Instructor: July Westhale In this 2.5 hour workshop, we will utilize craft techniques to work within the framework of our existential processing during a global crisis. This…

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Next Steps Literary Series – Talk: Writing the Graphic Novel

June 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$20

Member price: $20 Join us in kicking off Next Steps, a monthly literary series for writers on the publishing pathway. We’ve reimagined our popular annual Ladder Literary Conference as an ongoing program of talks, pitch sessions, agent speed dating, workshops, and more with published authors and experts from the publishing industry–some live, others Skyped. Talk: Writing the Graphic Novel Alex Sanchez Join author Alex Sanchez in conversation with Karen vanMeenen as he discusses the process of writing a graphic novel,…

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The Project Notebook: A Writer’s Best Friend

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$75

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: $65 Deadline to Register: June 14, 5 pm Instructor: Anais Salibian Your writer's or project notebook is the companion that can guide you through generating, revising and even editing your drafts. This notebook will contain…

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Dragons, Dice, and Roleplaying

June 29 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$170

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $150 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on June 28 Instructors: Emma Lynge & Ben Callahan Age Group: 13-16 Calling all quest-seekers! What do collaborative role playing games like Dungeons & Dragons and writing have to do with each other? Quite a lot, we'll discover. In this camp, we’ll explore rich, fantastical worlds; create complex, driven characters; and learn how to hone our plot points into…

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Create A Modern Day Radio Drama

June 29 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States + Google Map
$115

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. >Member Price: $105 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on June 28 Instructors: Rashida Burch-Washington & John Watson Age Group: 12+ Imagine if the Twilight Zone or War of the Worlds was on the air today. In this weeklong camp, we will write and produce a thrilling audio play. We will work together to author a script, learn voice techniques, create sound effects that heighten the mood, and…

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July 2020

Acting Exploration

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$92

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $83 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on July 5 Instructor: Alexa Scott-Flaherty Age Group: 7-9 Do you enjoy pretending to be other people, putting yourself into someone else’s life and experiences? Through games and age-appropriate scene work, young actors will investigate the various tools used in developing character work for performance. Students will form a cohesive ensemble and learn to trust themselves and each other.…

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Produce a 90-Second Newbery Film (9-16)

July 6 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States + Google Map
$290

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $260 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on July 5 Instructor: Rashida Burch-Washington & John Watson Age Group: 9-16 SW 19 pic 3 Over the course of this 2 week-long camp, students transform into a virtual cast and crew to make a short movie based on a Newbery Medal-winning book. You will learn how to run cameras, set up lights, operate audio equipment, direct, and edit.…

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Novel Tools

July 13 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on July 12 Instructor: Wendy Low Age Group: 12-14 Whether you aspire to write fantasy, science fiction, historical, or contemporary realist novels, you’ll want to develop the skills and discover the tools that successful fiction writers use to bring their stories to life. We will focus on examples and exercises that help develop characters, setting, and atmosphere; choosing point…

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Classical Monologue Intensive

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$92

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $83 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on June 12 Instructor: Sara Bickweat Penner Age Group: Teen Are you a high-school student who is working on material for college auditions? Are you an actor who wants to expand your rep and experience by adding a classic piece? Do you love Shakespeare and want to work on a new piece? Is it your first time exploring classics…

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Magical Doorways and Portals

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$46

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $42 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on July 12 Instructor: Alexa Scott-Flaherty Age Group: 5-7 Stories, books, and poems are our first doorway into a magical world as young people, and this camp will celebrate the MAGIC of going into our imaginations and into imaginary worlds. By exploring such stories as Malcolm Mitchell's The Magician's Hat, Mac Barnett's Extra Yarn, Grace Lin's A Big Mooncake…

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Flash Your Fiction

July 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on July 12 Instructor: Rylie Day Age Group: 8-11 Flash fiction is a very short form of story writing where every word becomes essential. This genre has all the parts of a story—characters, setting, and plot—but in a nutshell. We’ll learn to hook the reader and then, through an unexpected twist, leave the reader wanting more. In writing our…

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Hogwarts Express: Harry Potter’s First 4 Years

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$180

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $162 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on July 19 Instructors: Chris Fanning & guests Age Group: 8-10 "Come immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter! This brand-new workshop is for young wizards and witches who haven’t yet read the full series. With dramatic read-alouds, creative projects, and visits from special professors, students will have a chance to dig into the first four books of…

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Write a Short Play!

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on July 19 Instructor: Katherine Varga Age Group: 12-14 Do you love theater? Have you always wished you could see the characters and stories in your head come to life in front of you? Then this class is for you! Through games, writing exercises, and reader's theatre, we'll learn the basics of playwriting and write short plays to be…

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Writing Movies

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on July 19 Instructor: Michael Galvin Age Group: 14+ All the best stuff happens before the cameras roll! In this camp, we’ll talk about what makes screenplays work, and learn basic techniques by focusing on structure, story, characters, dialogue, and format. We’ll watch scenes from different movie genres, and break down their scripts to see how the writer made…

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Building Fantastical Worlds

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on July 19 Instructor: Rylie Day Age Group: 8-11 Have you ever wondered what it's like living in a magical world, like that of Harry Potter, Chronicles of Narnia, or The Borrowers? How do we leave the world of the everyday and leap into fantastical realms? Better yet, how do we create our own? Come explore surprising worlds of…

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Leaders, Rebels, and Innovators

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$46

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $42 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on July 19 Instructor: Alexa Scott-Flaherty Age Group: 5-7 Be a change-maker! We all have the power to make the world a better place, one action at a time. And stories, true and fictional, have the power to guide us. This camp will help us learn about the heroes among us, at all levels of society and in different…

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Shakespeare’s Comedy Camp

July 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$92

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $83 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on July 19 Instructor: Sara Bickweat Penner Age Group: 9-12 Calling young thespians! Are you a world builder, a lover of language, a reader with a flare for expression and imagination? We’ll spend the week walking into the world of William Shakespeare, exploring his life and times, and unlocking the secrets to his use of language. We’ll play theatre…

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Dumbledore’s Army

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$240

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $215 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on July 26 Instructor: Christine Green Age Group: 14+ Are you considering a career as an auror? Do you look up to the members of the Order of the Phoenix? Do you wish you had more opportunities to gather with like-minded wizards and witches? We will use the Floo Network to Zoom you into Hogwarts for activities and advanced…

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Hogwarts Academy

July 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$240

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $215 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on July 26 Instructors: Chris Fanning, Rylie Day, Katherine Varga, Alexa Scott-Flaherty, Tracy Cretelle, Tracy Nemecek, Jamie Bozek, Sara Bickweat Penner, Michelle LaVarnway, Ben Callahan, Sarah Brown, Paul Moyer Age Group: 8-13 Immerse yourself in the world of Harry Potter as we use the Floo Network to Zoom you into Hogwarts classes! Throughout the week, students will attend Hogwarts…

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August 2020

Stand Up for Young Comedians

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on August 2 Instructor: Julie Donofrio Age Group: 12+ Have you ever seen a stand up comedy routine, a comedic monologue, or a funny speech and thought, “That looks like fun”? It is fun, and now you can try it at SummerWrite! In this camp, students will be introduced to stand up comedy and given a brief introduction to…

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Fairy Tales Around the World

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$92

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $83 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on August 2 Instructor: Rylie Day Age Group: 5-7 Wish you could travel around the world? At Writers & Books you can! Come listen to stories and poems from cultures near and far. We’ll read fairy tales from various cultures and people, including China, Japan, India, Ghana, Germany, France, and elsewhere. Each day, we will explore a new culture,…

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Comedy Improv

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on August 2 Instructor: Julie Donofrio Age Group: 11-13 Have you ever seen a comedy improv show, or the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and thought, “That looks like fun!” It is fun, and here is your chance to see for yourself! Comedy improvisation is the art of acting without a script. You will try many theatre…

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It Could Happen Here: Mixing Reality and Fantasy

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on August 2 Instructor: Wendy Low Age Group: 10-13 Everything seems normal…on first appearance. Your main character seems like just another kid, with the usual hopes and anxieties, off to just another summer day camp, until another kind of world shows through the surface. Using maps, blueprints, photgraphs, and virtual tours we will find the magic in the historic…

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Percy Jackson’s Magic Pen

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$140

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $128 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on August 9 Instructor: Wendy Low Age Group: 9-12 Percy Jackson is mighty with his sword; his creator, Rick Riordan, is mighty with his pen. Try the writing methods Riordan uses to weave a siren spell. You will need to prepare by reading the first book of the series, The Lightning Thief. In class we will mine it for…

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Stories to Grow On

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$92

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $83 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on August 9 Instructor: Tracy Nemecek Age Group: 5-7 Stories to Grow On Get to know...YOU, through the wide world of books. We will work together to understand and express ourselves and our emotions more effectively by reading stories together, creating art and writing pieces, and using creative movement. We will gain a greater appreciation for our own uniqueness…

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Teen Comedy Improv

August 10 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on August 9 Instructor: Julie Donofrio Age Group: 14+ Have you ever seen the television show Whose Line Is It Anyway? and thought, “I’d like to do that!” Here’s your chance. Comedy improvisation is the art of acting without a script. In this camp, we will try many theatre games, some with the use of audience suggestions, and create…

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I Wonder: Exploring Eternal Questions

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on August 16 Instructor: Almeta Whitis Age Group: 14+ Do you enjoy arguing in defense of your ideas? Are you endlessly curious? What about searching for what lies beneath the surface? If so, this is the camp for you! Become a philosopher, learning how to debate and write creatively. Your personal journal will help capture your impressions and refine…

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Find a Mystery

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$92

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $83 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on August 16 Instructor: Caren Barth Age Group: 7-9 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 at the top? What happened to the cracker I left on the mantle last month? It's a mystery! Whether your favorite…

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Poetry Rocks!

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$92

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

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College Essay Prep

August 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$138

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $125 Deadline to Register: 5 pm on August 23 Instructor: Christine Green Age Group: High school seniors College-bound students can get an early start on their Common Application personal essay. Students may be asking themselves, “Where do I start? How can I make this essay the best it can be?” This workshop offers rising seniors a supportive, creative, and fun environment in which they can…

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