Last year Writers & Books of Rochester joined hands with Lyric Academy to offer children's writing classes at our location in Victor.   Make reading and writing a fun part of your summer with Writers & Books at Lyric Academy!


Monday, August 10 - 14         9:00 am - noon

Instructor:  Marna Rossi        WAB Members and Lyric students:  $119      General Public:  %131               

Take part in wonderful magic adventures from the Magic Tree House series.  Join Annie and Jack as they solve problems, help people and travel around the world and through time.  Through our exploration of the Magic Tree House Books, we might visit China, the Swiss Alps, or the Australian outback!  Like Annie and Jack, we will learn about the animals and people in each environment we visit.  We will read some of the stories and act out scenes.   We will even be inspired by a visit from the zoo mobile.   You will have a chance to try your hand at art activities and present a story skit for family and friends on the last day. 



Monday, Aug 17 - 21           9:00 am - Noon         

Instructor:   Donna Marbach         WAB Members and Lyric Students $109      General Public  $121

Both artwork and literature tell stories, express feelings and share dreams.  Both are part of the world of books.  In this class we will explore ways in which words and artwork can work togbether.  We might illustrate a story r use pictures as prompts to help us write.  We will design collages that combine both words and art, use letters and words to make pictures and try out hand at concrete poetry (poetry that makes a picture).  If you like to doodle or draw and you like writing and playing with words, this is the class for you.    

                                 Register:   Writers & Books,  Sally Bitter-Bonn  585.473.2590,  ext. 107


Fall Fantasy Writing
Saturday, September 27,   9:00 am - Noon

Are you a Harry Potter Fan?  Do you like to write stories about wizards and warlocks?    Are you a fan of dragons and other magical creatures? In this workshop, we will focus our writing on fanciful stories and poems.  Using prompts, pictures, and specially designed exercises, we will explore the wonderful world of fantasy and make-believe!


Spooky Sounds, Scary Places and Stories to Make You Shiver!
Saturday, October 18,  9:00 am - Noon

October is the month for ghouls and ghosties and things that go bump in the night.  It is also a great time for you wannabe “ghostly” writers to pick up your magic pens and cast a spell or two. With like-minded friends, we will spend a Saturday morning  of fun, fright, and writing prompts that will get your spooky words flowing!

Students will be invited to read some of their creepy creations at a special Halloween Party that will be held at Lyric Arts Academy.  


Warming Up to Words
Saturday, November 15.  9:00 - Noon

Do you like to write? Tell stories?  Dabble with poems?  Play word games?  This fun workshop will introduce you to brain-stretching word games and puzzles, then lead you through different writing exercises using prompts, pictures, and other ideas to help bring your stories and poems to life. We will work alone or in groups, then share our work in a supportive and encouraging environment.  Information will be available for young writers who would like to try their hand at submitting work for publication.

Word Play 

Monday, February 16   9:00 am - 3:00 pm