Workshops



Workshops range from the playful to the practical, and are taught by volunteer writers, artists, educators, and publishing professionals.

Please note: Due to a high interest in this program and our commitment to keeping class sizes small, workshop attendance is determined by lottery. Once the lottery has been drawn, you will be notified of your status. Please only sign up for a workshop if you can make every session, as we generally have a lengthy wait list. If admitted to a workshop, we’ll require a $25 refundable deposit to hold your spot.

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The Young Superheroes' Guide to New York City (III)

4 Thursday sessions: May 7, 14, 21, & 28
6-7:30pm
For ages 9-12
Taught by 826NYC in Park Slope

Come help 826NYC write a “Young Superheroes Guide to New York City.” In this workshop, you will harness your journalism and personal narrative powers to highlight the parts of your city that you love most. While you’re working to design the BEST New York guidebook ever created, twelve students at StoryPlanet, a writing center in Toronto, Canada will also be crafting a guidebook to their city. Through sharing your favorite places and writing letters, you’ll get to learn about two cities for the price of one and be published in a joint anthology. Sound like an adventure you’d like to join us for? Register today.

To ENROLL: Due to limited space and a high volume of interest in our spring programs, students will be admitted to this workshop on a lottery basis. The lottery will be drawn on April 23, 2015. You can sign up for the lottery here. 

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Summer Filmmakers – Park Slope

12 sessions: July 13-16, 20- 23, & 27- 30, premiere TBD

2-5pm

For ages 9-12

Taught by 826NYC

Do you dream of being on the big screen? Join us for our 9th annual Summer Filmmakers workshop! With the help of 826 staff and volunteers, you will take on the roles of screenwriter, set designer, actor, and director to create a film from scratch. Between takes, you’ll hear from guest speakers and join other 826 superheroes in theater games. Once it’s all done, you’ll get a chance to walk the red carpet and attend your own movie premiere at BAM Rose Cinemas.

TO ENROLL: Due to limited space and a high volume of interest in our summer programs, students will be admitted to this workshop on a lottery basis. The lottery will be drawn on June 15th, 2015. Sign up for the lottery here 

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Summer Filmmakers – Williamsburg

12 sessions: July 13-16, 20-23, & 27- 30, premiere TBD

2-5pm

For ages 9-12

Taught by 826NYC

 

Do you dream of being on the big screen? Join us for our 9th annual Summer Filmmakers workshop! With the help of 826 staff and volunteers, you will take on the roles of screenwriter, set designer, actor, and director to create a film from scratch. Between takes, you’ll hear from guest speakers and join other 826 superheroes in theater games. Once it’s all done, you’ll get a chance to walk the red carpet and attend your own movie premiere at BAM Rose Cinemas.

*Please note that this workshop takes place at our Williamsburg Library 826NYC Annex Location (240 Division Ave, Brooklyn, NY).

TO ENROLL: Due to limited space and a high volume of interest in our summer programs, students will be admitted to this workshop on a lottery basis. The lottery will be drawn on June 15th, 2015Sign up for the lottery here 

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STEM & Writing: From Crop to Poop – Session A

4 sessions and a party: August 10, 11, 12, 13, & 17 (party)

10-12pm

For ages 9-12

Taught by 826NYC

We all eat food and we all poop. But where does the food we eat come from and where does it end up? In navigating the movements from crop-to-mouth and mouth-to-poop, we’ll learn all about the food supply, mutant foods, and human digestion. Do you know how long your intestines really are? Want to know what’s actually in a chicken nugget and a bag of Doritos? In this summer workshop, we’ll explore the science and hidden stories behind the foods we eat and the waste we excrete. Along the way, you’ll create your own investigative zine that explores absorbing situations based on some seriously sapid science experiments. Get ready to explode a stomach volcano, grow mold, make cheese and poetries, discover bile, stomach rumblings and more, with 826NYC!

TO ENROLL: Due to limited space and a high volume of interest in our summer programs, students will be admitted to this workshop on a lottery basis. The lottery will be drawn on June 15th, 2015Sign up for the lottery here 

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STEM & Writing: From Crop to Poop – Session B

4 sessions and a party: August 10, 11, 12, 13, & 17 (party)

2-4pm

For ages 9-12

Taught by 826NYC

 

We all eat food and we all poop. But where does the food we eat come from and where does it end up? In navigating the movements from crop-to-mouth and mouth-to-poop, we’ll learn all about the food supply, mutant foods, and human digestion. Do you know how long your intestines are? Want to know what’s really in a chicken nugget and a bag of Doritos? In this summer workshop, we’ll explore the science and hidden stories behind the foods we eat and the waste we excrete. Along the way, you’ll create your own investigative zine that explores absorbing situations based on some seriously sapid science experiments. Get ready to explode a stomach volcano, grow mold, make cheese and poetries, discover bile, stomach rumblings and more, with 826NYC!

TO ENROLL: Due to limited space and a high volume of interest in our summer programs, students will be admitted to this workshop on a lottery basis. The lottery will be drawn on June 15th, 2015Sign up for the lottery here 

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High School Writers Boot Camp

For ages 13-18

4 sessions: August 3, 4, 5, 6 (plus a reading on August 7)

10:00AM-2:00PM

Taught by 826NYC (with special guests)


What do Toni Morrison, Abraham Lincoln, Louis C.K., and Cicero all have in common? They’ve done some awesome writing. Join us for a four-day creative writing boot camp, and learn to write like the greats. In this workshop, we’ll master the building blocks of good writing, from finding the right word to crafting a beautiful sentence to honing the perfect paragraph. Along the way, we’ll also try our hand at four different forms of writing: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and playwriting. Want to know how words can thrill, seduce, entertain, and conquer? Want to move the hearts and minds of friends and enemies alike? Want to ace next year’s ELA exam? Then this workshop is for you.

TO ENROLL: Due to limited space and a high volume of interest in our summer programs, students will be admitted to this workshop on a lottery basis. The lottery will be drawn on June 15th, 2015Sign up for the lottery here 

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