We offer free evening and weekend workshops designed to foster creativity, strengthen writing skills, and provide students with a forum for executing projects they might not otherwise have the support to undertake. Workshops range from the playful to the practical, and all are taught by volunteer writers, artists, educators, and publishing professionals.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to increased demand, enrollment for workshops are now determined by lottery. Once you have signed up for a workshop, please look for an email from email@example.com, verifying that we have received your request. If you have not heard from us after 48 hours, feel free to call.
Our workshops are limited enrollment and often generate wait lists. With this in mind, please only sign up if you can make every session of a workshop. Thank you!
Writing and Editing Your Personal Statement - FULL
2 Wednesday sessions: September 13, 20 (2006)
Taught by 826NYC
For High School Students
Is the mere thought of the college application process driving you crazy? Come to 826NYC for individualized help with your personal statement. Start writing a new essay, or get help with a prewritten draft. By the end of this workshop you'll have completed a new draft of your personal statement.
Please note that students are expected to attend all sessions of the class
'Zine Making- FULL
4 Tuesday sessions: September 12, 19, 26, October 3 (2006)
Taught by Jenna Duncan
For ages 12-14
Creative teenage writers of all forms and genres are invited to join a workshop where we will produce inspired poetry, creative non-fiction and short magazine articles. At the close of the workshop, we will collage a 'zine of our written work and visual art and make copies to give to friends.
Please note that students are expected to attend all four sessions of this class.
2 Sunday sessions: September 10, 17 (2006)
Taught by 826NYC
For ages 6-9
Lots of great characters have great back stories. Cinderella cleaned things. Spiderman was bitten by a spider. Madonna came from Michigan. But what about crazy mutant beetles? Don't they deserve a back story, too? In this workshop we'll explore the who, what, where, when, why, and how of a beetle that defies all logic.
Please note that students are expected to attend all sessions of this workshop.
Kids on the Radio
4 Wednesday sessions: August 9, 16, 23, 30 (2006)
Taught by Starlee Kine
For ages 9-12
Take advantage of an exciting opportunity: Learn how to turn the things you like into radio stories. In four weeks, we'll write, narrate, and produce our own radio story! This workshop will be taught by Starlee Kine, radio producer for Public Radio International and This American Life.
Save Your Soul With StoryCorps
Thursday, August 3 (2-3pm)
& Friday, August 4 (12-6pm)
Taught by Mitra Vonshahi
For ages 10-16
Have you been feeling a little soulless lately? Now you can revitalize your spirit with a good dose of oral storytelling. Let it all out! Tell you story, and we'll record it in a soundproof booth and give you a copy so you can play it for all those who don’t know about your life. Your story will also become a part of history. History, you say? How could that be, I'm no Napoleon? Well, StoryCorps has made it possible for you to have your story housed at the Library of Congress. Sweet deal, huh? Saving your soul and making history all in one day!
Students must bring lunch, subway fare, and signed permission slips in order to attend the second session.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS WORKSHOP TAKES PLACE IN THE WILLIAMSBURGH LIBRARY AND THE STORYCORPS BOOTH IN LOWER MANHATTAN.
Sunday, July 30 (2006)
For ages 6-9
Sundays are fun days at 826NYC. Join us for weekend workshops, each unique, where you'll use your creativity, your problem-solving skills, your ability to whistle or pick things up with your toes. Meet fellow adventurers for a couple of hours each Sunday. Where will you go? You'll have to sign up to find out!