Sign up now for spring writing classes!

News —— January 19, 2023

Two students in an 826NYC workshop look at their writing together.

Young authors write the future at 826NYC this spring

We’re ready for another semester of book clubs, creative writing, Dungeons & Dragons, and more — registration is now open for youth writing programs at 826NYC this spring!

Head right over to the Programs page to see everything that’s available, or read on for a few highlights! You can also RSVP for an upcoming open house on Zoom or in person, to learn more about programs, ask questions, and sign up.

Writing programs for grades 1-8

In our next Write Away Workshop, we’re writing about the Big Apple, the City that Never Sleeps, the Concrete Jungle itself — NYC!  Workshops kick off in the last week of February, with Zoom classes for grades 4-8 and in-person classes for grades 1-8!

Write After School continues, with two days each week for grades 1-5 and 6-8. One day focuses on Book Club, as we rotate through students’ picks from graphic novels, short stories, and chapter books and explore exciting new themes and characters. The second day, Workshop, covers the same content as Write Away Workshops with a little extra time for writing mechanics, like learning literary devices and building up our grammar and vocabulary toolkits.

We’re taking on nonfiction in Write All About It this year, with Lights, Camera, Writing: Entertainment Journalism starting on February 2. Young writers will conduct interviews, learn research skills, and go on 3 in-person field trips each semester in this hybrid class that meets primarily on Zoom.

We’re always up for an adventure in Dungeons & Dragons & Writers, as new stories unfold with every roll of the dice.  Writers looking for a quest can join on Zoom or in-person all semester!

Writing programs for teens

And last but not least, the Teen Writers Collective is accepting rolling applications from authors in grades 8-12 who want to build writing and leadership skills in a supportive peer environment.

Let’s get writing!