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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A Bug’s World: Diorama Building and Adventure Writing

3 Thursday sessions: April 16, 23, 30

6-7:30pm

For ages 6-8

Taught by 826NYC

Are you someone who loves design, storytelling, and inventing new worlds? In this workshop, you’ll have the chance to create your own adventure for a Kikkerland Design wind-up bug. Through play, words, and building, you’ll write the story of your bug and create a habitat for it out of everyday materials. Students must be able to attend all 3 sessions of this workshop!

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 March 30, 2015. Sign-up for the lottery here.

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Build a Board Game: Planet Ocean!

4 Tuesday sessions: April 14, 21, 28, & May 5

6-8pm

For ages 11-14

Taught by Kim Popendorf

Ever wonder what kinds of crazy creatures dwell in the depths of the sea?  Love playing board games but always wanted to make up your own rules? Combine your interests and come join us to explore life in the ocean and create your own board game about the trials and tribulations of tiny creatures in the sea!  Over four evening sessions we’ll be exploring characters in the ocean, figuring out how they interact with each other, mapping out your own game rules and mechanics, and turning this into your very own snazzy board game!  By the end you’ll take home your own complete board game to play with friends and amaze them all with your creative genius and master mind strategies.

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 March 30, 2015. Sign-up for the lottery here.

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Code your Own Adventure!

2 Sunday sessions: April 12 & April 19

12-2pm

For ages 10-12

Taught by Mitchell Hart

Computer code is a lot like writing in another language, but you get to talk with computers and use your imagination to express yourself! In this workshop, you’ll learning the basics of coding by creating your own “Choose Your Own Adventure” game in a web browser. Come join us for the adventure and walk away with some real-life skills!

*Students must attend all sessions of this workshop. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops, but not required to.

TO ENROLL: Due to limited space and a high volume of interest in our programs, students will be admitted to this workshop on a lottery basis. The lottery will be drawn on March 27th. Sign-up for the lottery here.

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What’s Your Point of View?

1 Sunday session: April 26

12-2pm

For ages 11 to 14

Taught by Olivia McGill

Do you have a huge imagination? Have you ever tried to write the same story, but in two different ways? Are you someone who likes to experiment with style, grammar, tone, and diction? Join us for this one time workshop where you’ll get to write about anything you want and explore characters from multiple perspectives.Together we’ll uncover how we use writing to shape our thoughts and messages, and in the end we’ll make our stories stronger! Come ready to play, explore, and write outside of the box.

 
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 12, 2015. Sign-up for the lottery here.

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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. Sign up for the lottery here. 

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