Youth Programs

We support our students in their quests to find and share their voices. Participating in the creative process and the literary arts nurtures important human qualities, including observation, critical thinking, imagination, and empathy. Writers & Books’ classes stretch our young people and ask them to grow in all these areas.

Fall 2020 Virtual Workshops for Youth

College Admissions Essay Writing

This workshop guides high school seniors through the process of writing their common application admissions essay.

Write On for Homeschoolers and Remote Learners

A facilitated weekly workshop in which each participant feels encouraged and supported by peers, while at the same time engaging with constructive suggestions for growth.

Fun with Fiction Writing Circle

Are stories constantly running through your head? Get them out and onto paper! Discover the tools and develop the skills that successful fiction writers use to bring their stories to life

Hogwarts: Defense Aginst the Dark Arts Special Topics

Join Professor Dalton for a deep dive into a specific topic relating to the world of DADA.

I Wonder: Exploring Eternal Questions

Do you enjoy arguing in defense of your ideas? Be involved in revising an original staged reading co-written with a team of like-minded, hopeful for the future young writers.


Literary themed virtual summer camps via Zoom, designed for youth ages 5 to 18.

Spring Break Camps

Writers & Books holds camps for young readers and writers during spring break. Check back this winter for information.


One Million Abolitionists

Writers & Books and the Frederick Douglass Family Initiatives (FDFI) have partnered to distribute copies of the Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave to young people throughout the Rochester area.

We’ve moved online! All workshops are conducted via Zoom, a virtual platform that allows you to participate in exercises and contribute to group conversation. For morning and noontime workshops, your Zoom link will be sent the day before. For afternoon and evening workshops, your Zoom link will be sent the day of, at least one hour prior to the start of your workshop. 


      • If a camp or workshop fails to meet the minimum registration, it will be cancelled and full tuition refunded. We make every effort to notify you 72 hours in advance. Requests for refunds must be received in writing at office@wab. org.
      • If you withdraw from a camp or workshop at least three business days before the first meeting, you will receive a full refund minus a 15% processing fee.
      • A $30 fee is charged for bad checks.