Teen Writers’ Collective

Teen Writers’ Collective

Grades 8-12

Fridays 4:30-6:00pm
Fall semester: September 23–January 27
Spring semester: February 3–June 16

Please note: This program does not meet on days when NYC public schools are not in session.


Teens are the next generation of literary leaders. That’s why we launched the Teen Writers’ Collective (TWC) in fall 2020. The collective brings together young writers from around the city to explore the art of writing and literary citizenship. Together, they are a community of passionate and creative peers, serve as 826NYC youth leaders, and inspire students across the network.

In the Teen Writers’ Collective, students support one another’s growth as writers and leaders.  Students create original writing projects in a variety of genres throughout the year, and publish their work in a professionally designed book.  This year’s program will also include experiential learning opportunities that may include projects like editing select 826NYC student publications, taking field trips to cultural institutions, and engaging and learning from established guest authors and experts.

Students in the Teen Writers’ Collective who are 14 years old+ also qualify to apply for our paid summer internship program! Summer interns support students enrolled in summer workshops, grow their facilitation and leadership skills, attend professional development trainings, and complete a creative capstone project. Students who participate in Teen Writers’ Collective for at least three months qualify to apply!

The group meets weekly throughout the school year on Fridays from 4:30-6:00pm. Meetings will be conducted in our Park Slope center (372 5th Ave, Brooklyn NY 11215).



Apply Here!