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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100 Cameras: Photojournalism Workshop

3 Tuesday sessions: October 13, 20 & 27*

6-­8pm

At 826NYC (372 5th Avenue)

Taught by 100 Cameras

For ages 10­-14

 

Your story is important! Come share your point of view and learn how take powerful photos. In this workshop you will spend three weeks learning how to take photos that tell a story. You’ll get your own camera to work with, be able to learn techniques from professional photographers, and be featured on www.100cameras.org, along with students from all over the world.

 

TO ENROLL: Due to limited space and a high volume of interest in our fall programs, students will be admitted to this workshop on a lottery basis. The lottery will be drawn on September 14.

Sign ­up for the lottery here.
*Students must be able to attend ALL sessions of this workshop in order to receive cameras and related materials.

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Super Novel Writers Workshop

7 Sunday sessions: October 18 & 25; November 1, 8, 15 & 22; December 6*

11am – ­2pm

At 826NYC (372 5th Avenue)

Taught by Freddie Moore

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. Register today.

 

TO ENROLL: Due to limited space and a high volume of interest in our fall programs, students will be admitted to this workshop on a lottery basis. The lottery will be drawn on September 14.

Sign up for the lottery here.
*Students must be able to attend ALL sessions of this workshop. Snacks will be provided each week.

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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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