Write Away Workshops



Write Away Workshops

Young writers come together in Write Away Workshops to explore a multitude of genres and subjects and to develop their voices. Groups write freely and participate in imaginative writing activities and lessons. Whether it’s a song, a piece of climate justice sci-fi, or a nature guide, young writers leave the workshop with a piece to be proud of, as well as a newfound understanding of the topic, and new friends.

 

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Something in the Air

May 20-June 17 • grades 1-3

Thursdays • 4:00-5:30 PM

Spring has officially sprung! With the days getting longer and the weather getting warmer, let’s revisit our favorite outdoor places, and of course, write about them! In this workshop, we’ll write about the places near and dear to us, and the ones far away. Whether it’s love letters to your local park, or stories set in countries you’ve always wanted to visit, we’ll come away with brand new stories, songs, and poems, and a love of nature!

 

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May 20-June 17 • grades 4-5

Thursdays • 4:00-5:30 PM

May 10-June 14 • grades 6-8

Mondays • 4:00-5:30 PM

In this class, we’ll take stories we all know – maybe fairy tales, old comic books, or even a favorite cartoon – and reimagine them completely! What if Spider-Man was set on the International Space Station in the year 2075, or Sleeping Beauty dozed off during an Instagram photo shoot? What if Pokemon was a real-life zoo? At the end of this class, we will have a set of stories that we’ve taken from old school to brand new.

 

>>> Please note, due to school holidays the Thursday classes will meet 4 times this term (May 20, May 27, June 10, June 17). The Monday classes will meet 5 times but will skip Memorial Day on 5/31 (May 10, May 17, May 24, June 7, June 14).

 

Cost

We prioritize students with financial need whose family income falls in the “very low” or “extremely low” range as defined by New York City. For all other students, the workshop is $100 (1st-3rd grade and 4th-5th grade, which will be 4 sessions) or $125 (6th-8th grade, which will be 5 sessions).

This program will be virtual for the 2020-21 school year.

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