Writers ROC! – a program for young writers

Writers ROC! is a new program aimed at supporting young writers who live in the city.  

Writers ROC! is a partnership between Writers & Books and the Creative Writing program and Parent-Teacher-Student Organization (PTSO) at School of the Arts (SOTA).

The goals of Writers ROC! are:

  • to encourage Rochester city youth writers to participate in Writers & Books’ SummerWrite programs (including scholarships and other supports, e.g. transportation)
  • to boost awareness of SOTA’s creative writing program
  • to provide advocacy and mentorship for successful application to the SOTA Creative Writing program.  

For more information, email Sally Bittner Bonn at sallyb@wab.org

The Writers ROC! team:

Sally Bittner Bonn, Writers & Books Director of Youth Education

Misty Yarnall, Writers & Books Youth Creative Writing Intern

Bradley Craddock, SOTA Creative Writing Department

Marcy Gamzon, SOTA Creative Writing Department

Michelle Burack, SOTA PTSO President

Sarah Nguyen Hooper, SOTA PTSO Outreach Committee