Write Together

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826NYC hosts classes across New York City for Write Together: an interactive writing experience that encourages creative expression, explore the elements of storytelling and strengthens writing skills. Elementary and middle school classes collaborate on illustrated children’s books, middle schoolers can choose their own adventure with multi-ending stories, and high schoolers learn the art of memoir writing during a fast-paced and whimsical 90-minute narrative program.

The Write Together program is now available as either a virtual workshop, where we bring the magic and excitement of storytelling right to your classroom, OR an in-person field trip in our secret library!
Classes participating in the Storytelling & Bookmaking virtual field trip will receive an 826NYC Publication Kit in advance of your field trip, to take your students’ stories from the screen right into their hands. Classes participating in in-person field trips will leave with their own copies of their hot-off-the-presses stories.
Fill out the application form above with your preferred format and we’ll reach out regarding scheduling.


In-Person Program Details:

Cost: $250 for Title 1 schools, and $500 for all other schools.

Trips meet at our center in Park Slope: 372 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn.

Please note that our space can only accommodate 1 class at a time, and we have a recommended maximum of 35 students.


Virtual Program Details:

Cost: $100 for Title I schools, and $250 for all other schools.

Available via Zoom or Google Meet.

826NYC will mail you a book kit in advance for your trip!

Please note that this is a highly participatory workshop, so for virtual field trips we are also limited to one class per field trip.

**All schools can book 4 virtual field trips for the price of 3!


**Scholarships are currently unavailable at this time. We will post if they become available**


Please email amani@826nyc.org with any questions.


Storytelling & Bookmaking

Virtual: Grades 1 – 9

In-person: Grades 1 – 5

Students will, as a class, pen a brand new, totally original story. With the help of 826NYC’s staff and volunteer storytellers, the class will create a new character, give the story a setting, and write as a group until the story reaches the climax. Then, students will write their own endings to the story. Each student leaves as a newly-minted published author, with their very own copy of the group’s book.

Choose Your Own Adventure

In-person: Grades 4 through 9

During this field trip, students explore the effect that characters’ choices have on story. They create an original choose-your-own-adventure story, follow its twists and turns, and write its multiple conclusions. At the end of the trip, each student takes home a copy of the class’ adventures, bound together in a pint-sized book. (This workshop option is not available for virtual field trips.)

What’s Your Story? Memoir Field Trip

Virtual & In-person: Grades 9 – 12

It’s never too early to start your memoir! Students explore storytelling through a nonfiction lens. Students explore a colorful array of approaches to the genre (from Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home” to Beyonce’s Formation), then dive into telling their own stories. By the end of the program, students will have produced a class anthology of mini-memoirs in prose and poetry — a great first step towards a stunning personal statement for college and scholarship applications!


Learn more about 826NYC’s partnership programs and after school and weekend programs for young writers at an upcoming Educator Infosession.