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August 2020

Writing as Character : A Poetry Persona Workshop

August 13 @ 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: August 12, 5 pm Instructor: Jessica Fischoff Whether humorous, intense, dramatic, or morbid, poets use persona as the speaker in poetry to bring the reader into an imagined experience--a new take…

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The Circle and the Line

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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: August 14, 5 pm Instructor: Melanie Conroy-Goldman The spine of the novel occurs in linear time. Even if the tale isn't told chronologically, the reader constructs a timeline that occurs in…

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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: August 16, 5 PM 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 your…

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Build-A-Book

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$180

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $160 Deadline to Register: August 16, 5 PM Instructor: Tracy Cretelle Age Group: 10-13 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 a juicy plot. We'll access resources from a variety of Arts & Cultural organizations, and observe how ordinary people and places can…

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Deaf Lens: These Walls Are Signing!

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Classroom NY United States
$345

Unless otherwise noted, SummerWrite camps are offered as 5-session experiences, Monday - Friday. Member Price: $320 Deadline to Register: August 16, 5 PM Instructor: Stacy Lawrence Two Weeks Age Group: 11-15 “ Once you learn to read, you will be forever free “- Frederick Douglass Calling future writers, visual storytellers, artists, & filmmakers! In this two-week-long camp, Deaf and hard of hearing campers get an incredible opportunity to create their own digital storybooks after reading children’s books that encourage Zoom…

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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: 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 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 in…

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World Building

August 17 @ 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: August 16, 5 PM Instructor: Emma Lynge Age Group: 12-14 Are you passionate about important social topics and silenced voices? Can you see robots taking over the world, or creatures trying to steal each other’s land? Science fiction and fantasy are generative spaces for social justice dialogue. Considering such writers as Octavia Butler, N.K. Jemison, and Margaret Atwood, we will be…

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Location, Location, Location: How Setting Influences Character, Theme, and Plot

August 19 @ 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: August 18, 5 pm Instructor: Shoshana Akabas Setting is often dismissed as simply providing a backdrop for the story, but the setting has the potential to be more than just the…

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Restructuring Truth

August 22 @ 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: August 21, 5 pm Instructor: Nina Wolpow This special topic workshop will focus on surrealist short fiction by zeroing in on surrealism as a slight, often barely perceptible, change in every-day…

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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: August 23, 5 PM 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 draft…

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Writing the Labyrinth

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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: August 25, 5 pm Instructor: Karen vanMeenen The labyrinth is an ancient circular geometric pattern formed of intertwined spirals with a single path leading to the center. The path in is…

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September 2020

Collaborative Poetics

September 12 @ 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: September 11, 5 pm Instructor: Kathy Engel How can the writing and sharing of poems help us build community or invite a group to explore language, voice, and place? We will…

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Empathy and Authenticity

September 12 @ 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: August 7, 5 pm Instructor: Summer Dawn Reyes How do you write a character you have nothing in common with? On the flip side, how do you write authentically about yourself?…

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“History has a Human Heart:” Using Historical Documents to Write Epistolary Poems

September 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 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: September 16, 5 pm Instructor: David Mills Using an excerpt from Dr. King’s Letter from a Birmingham Jail, this workshop will look at how a historical document can employ poetic devices.…

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Breaking the Border: Visual Poetics

September 26 @ 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: September 25, 5 pm Instructor: Keith Wilson If a picture is worth a thousand words, what about a picture made from a thousand words? Poems that use typography, white space, and…

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October 2020

Out There: Strategies and Possibilities for Experimenting in Black Verse

October 17 @ 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: October 16, 5 pm Instructor: makalani bandele In this workshop, we will survey the tradition of Black experimental verse and follow its lineage down to some present-day practitioners. We will learn…

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