Programs

From field trips to school residency programs, to weekend, after-school, and Zoom classes, kids write their paths forward all year long with 826NYC.

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Classes for young writers

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Rolling applications this spring

Write After School

Writing and literacy support combine in our engaging, personalized after-school program where students stretch their literary imagination.

    GRADES

  • 1–5
  • 6–8
Starts the week of February 28

Write Away Workshops: The Concrete Jungle

Over the course of 5 weeks, we’ll explore the stories that make up New York City and write our own.

    GRADES

  • 1–3
  • 4–5
  • 6–8
Starts the week of February 28

Write Away Workshops: The Concrete Jungle (Zoom)

Over the course of 5 weeks, we’ll explore the stories that make up New York City and write our own.

    GRADES

  • 4–5
  • 6–8
July 17-21

Get into Character: Theater & Playwriting

We’re going from the page to the stage in this theater and playwriting camp! Creative writing meets drama: what could be better?

    GRADES

  • 4–6
July 24-28

Authors, Assemble: Comics & Superheroes

We’re inventing new superheroes, from capes to powers to comics! Writers tell a super story in words and pictures.

    GRADES

  • 4–6
July 31-August 4

It’s ALIVE: Sci-Fi & Circuitry

What would you create if your imagination was the only limit? Let’s find out!

    GRADES

  • 4–6
Spring semester starts February 5

Dungeons & Dragons & Writers

In weekly meetings throughout the year, adventurous authors plot a course — and a plot — through an unknown land with magical creatures and epic quests.

    GRADES

  • 5–8
February 2-March 30

Write All About It

This spring, young authors will learn all about how our favorite media gets made in Lights, Camera, Writing! — a Zoom class featuring in-person field trips.

    GRADES

  • 4–6
Spring Semester starts in February

Teen Writers’ Collective

Motivated young writers from around NYC explore the art of writing and literary citizenship in this year-long program.

    GRADES

  • 8–12
Starts the week of April 23

Write Away Workshops: Into the Unknown

Over the course of 5 weeks, we’ll explore the stories that make up New York City and write our own.

    GRADES

  • 1–3
  • 4–5
  • 6–8
Starts the week of April 18

Write Away Workshops: Into the Unknown (Zoom)

Over the course of 5 weeks, we’ll explore the stories that make up New York City and write our own.

    GRADES

  • 4–5
  • 6–8