Hudson Valley Region

Writopia Hudson Valley

Writopia Hudson Valley currently holds workshops in the Rhinebeck/Red Hook/Tivoli region in Dutchess County and in the Marbletown region of Ulster County. Whether you live in the area and want to enroll your child or teen in an on-going weekly workshop, or are visiting for the weekend and want your child or teen to explore their creative writing potential for an afternoon, Writopia workshops are perfect for both precocious writers who want to hone their skills and reluctant writers who find a love for writing through our fun games and prompts. We also offer in-school and after school workshops for schools in the area. If you are an educator and want to bring our award-winning program to your school, please contact Rachel at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


School Year Workshops

Writopia Hudson Valley is launching our after school program in the fall of 2013. Workshops are ongoing and meet once a week either after school or on the weekend for ten 90-minute sessions. Students work with a Writopia instructor -- all published writers -- to complete at least one polished short story, memoir, work of poetry, or script per season. These pieces are then published in our online literary magazine and presented to friends and family at readings in the neighborhood. Workshops are peppered with active, social, highly productive games, helping to make them as fun as they are effective. For more information on enrolling your child in a weekly after school workshop, please contact Rachel at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Half-Day Summer Workshops

At the beginning of a workshop, each student chooses to write in the genre of his or her choice for the week (i.e. humor, realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, memoir, poetry, scripts, or journalism). Teens usually focus on completing one piece over the week; our younger writers sometimes write several stories. Summer writing workshops meet five days in a row for three-hour sessions. Workshops are peppered with fun, social, highly productive games.

 

Summer Workshop Location
The Elmendorph Inn
7562 North Broadway (Route 9), Red Hook, NY

 

August 19th-23rd

  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 6-7
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 8-9
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 10-11
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 12-13
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: 9-11
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: 12-13
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: Teens

August 26th-30th
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 6-7
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 8-9
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 10-11
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 12-13
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: 9-11
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: 12-13
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: Teens

Weekend Workshops

Join us this summer for a one-day or two-day weekend workshop!

August 24th-25th
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 6-7
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 8-9
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 10-11
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 12-13
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: 9-11
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: 12-13
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: Teens

August 31st-Sept. 1st
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 6-7
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 8-9
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 10-11
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 12-13
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: 9-11
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: 12-13
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: Teens