Youth Programs

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. The day before your workshop, you'll receive an email with a link to your Zoom session.  

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.


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

Writers ROC!

A weekly writing group for youth ages 10 - 12. Share work, get feedback from peers, and stretch your writing skills.


Write On for Homeschoolers

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.

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.

School Break Camps

Writers & Books holds camps for young readers and writers during most RCSD week-long breaks. Check back this winter for information on our Winter and Spring Break camps.



      • 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.