Summer 2019 Workshops

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POW! Writing and Drawing Comics (July 8-July 12)

POW! Writing and Drawing Comics (July 8-July 12)

Monday - Fridays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 10-14
In this workshop, students will learn how to use cartooning vocabulary to tell their own stories, from ordinary, everyday events to the most fantastic realms of a child’s imagination. Little art experience is needed, just an interest and a passion for making work. Students will be taught every stage of... Read More...
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Writing the City (July 15-July 19)

Writing the City (July 15-July 19)

Monday - Fridays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 9-13
Lace up your sneakers - we’re heading outside! In “Writing the City,” we will use all of our senses to write stories, poems, and creative essays about the neighborhood many of us call home. Each class will involve an exploration of Washington Heights and Inwood, all the way from its... Read More...
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Screenwriting (July 22-July 26)

Screenwriting (July 22-July 26)

Monday - Fridays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 12-15
What do Star Wars, Hunger Games and Wonder Woman have in common? They all started as great ideas, that were turned into awesome stories, then into unbelievable movies. If you have a great movie idea, here's your chance to get busy writing it down in a way that will make... Read More...
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The Nature of Poetry (July 29-August 2)

The Nature of Poetry (July 29-August 2)

Monday - Fridays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 9-13
In "The Nature of Poetry," young poets will observe and record nature, finding the poetry in the world around us. In addition to reading and writing poetry, they explore, discover, and create pocket-pals, fairy dwellings, drawings of natural objects, and use all their senses to connect with nature through artistic... Read More...
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The Elements of Fiction (August 5-August 9)

The Elements of Fiction (August 5-August 9)

Monday - Fridays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 8-13
Fiction is both an escape from reality and way back to ourselves. Words can transport us to other worlds, other times, and other lives while still speaking to those basic human desires - safety, belonging, acceptance. To carve this way out and in, a writer must be skilled, take risks,... Read More...
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Monsters Are Us (August 12-August 16)

Monsters Are Us (August 12-August 16)

Monday - Fridays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 8-13
Monsters come in all shapes and sizes. Some are pieced together from different animals (centaurs, chimeras); some are giants of land (Yeti), some of air (dragons) and some are giants of swamp, lake, and sea. This workshop asks kids if you were a monster, what kind would you be? How... Read More...
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Girls Rising (August 19-August 23)

Girls Rising (August 19-August 23)

Monday - Fridays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 10-14
Girls, it's time. Time to be smart, time to be creative, time to let your voice be heard! Every girl has a story that she needs to shout from the mountain tops - that includes you. Come write, discuss, and revel in what you love, in what inspires you, and... Read More...
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