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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Super Novel Writers

6 Sunday sessions: Oct 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 17, Dec 7 (2014)
11:00am-2:00pm
Taught by Ellen Twaddell
For ages 13-18

Calling all teen writers! November is National Novel Writing Month and 826NYC is building a super team of teen writers to participate. Do you have a great idea for a science fiction, mystery, romance, or any other kind of novel that you have been dying to get on paper? Come join us for the challenge of writing a novel, yes a WHOLE BOOK, in 30 days alongside and in competition with other writers from all over the world. In this workshop you will learn what it takes to create an exciting plot, come up with original and thrilling characters, set an individual word count goals, write, revise, and then write some more until the challenge ends on November 30. And it gets better! By the end of this workshop you’ll walk away with an excerpt of your novel published in a real book. Do you have what it takes to be on the team? We know so.

This workshop is currently full. Check back soon for our Spring 2015 workshops.

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Draw Comics Like a Superhero

5 Tuesday sessions: Oct 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov 4 (2014)
6:00pm-8:00pm
Taught by Ellen Lindner
For ages 10-12

Love drawing? Love writing big, exciting stories? Learn to combine the two in our upcoming comics workshop! Professional cartoonist Ellen Lindner will teach you the tools of the trade, showing you how to take your comics stories from an initial idea to final, lettered artwork. This class will last for five sessions, with lots of in-depth drawing and discussion time.

This workshop is currently full. Check back soon for our Spring 2015 workshops.

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The Young Superheroes Guide to NYC

6 Thursday sessions: Oct 2, 16, 23, 30 Nov 6, 13 (2014)
6:00-7:30pm
Taught by 826NYC
For ages 9-12

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 StoryPlant, 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?

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