In-School and CBO Seminars
Writopia Lab teachers lead a variety of creative writing seminars in public and private schools and at community based organizations across the country. Workshops may culminate in 1) a published and bound anthology of writing produced during the seminar for each student and/or 2) a reading of excerpts from the anthology held either within the classroom or in your school's auditorium.
We work closely with administrators and teachers on modifying our approach to meet the needs of each school.
Writopia Lab is currently running weekly or one-day In-School Seminars across New York City, the greater DC Metro area, and New York Metro North.
Our New York City in-school and CBO locations include NestM, PS 58 (The Carroll School), the Ethical Culture School, Montclare Children's School, , Fieldston Lower, La Scuola d'Italia, Hartley House, PS 276, Explore Charter School, Rodeph Sholom, the United Nations International School, and in Aichhorn Treatment Centers in Brooklyn and Manhattan, as well as Mount Sinai Hospital.
In New York Metro North, we are running programs at Fox Lane Middle School, John Jay High School, Mount Kisco Elementary, Saints John Paul School, Core Homeschool Collaborative (Greenwich, CT), Katonah Elementary, Scarsdale Middle School, and Solomon Schechter.
Around Washington DC, we are working in Ballou Senior High School, Sidwell Friends, Virginia Madison Recreational Center, The SEED School, Thomas Jefferson High School, Maret, Woodrow Wilson High School, cesar Chavez Parkside Middle School, and Kelly Miller Middle School in the capital, Hyattsville Middle School and Richard Mongomery High School in Maryland, and Wakefield High School, Swanson Middle School, and TC Williams High School in Virgina.
Please contact Rebecca at 212-222-4088 to discuss how to bring Writopia to your school. (In addition to the work we do in school, we also run workshops in public libraries and homeless shelters.)
We also run in-school workshops throughout Los Angeles and Chicago. Please contact 212-222-4088 or your local branch manager to plan your sessions. We love this work, call us!
Come Visit Writopia Lab!
Writopia Lab welcomes students and educators to visit us for field trips! Our instructors work with classroom teachers to create fun, energetic, and creative activities that supplement what students are learning in class. On one recent field trip, a class of high school juniors studying Othello came to Writopia to apply the scholarly insights they’d learned about Shakespeare in school to their own dramatic works. During the visit, the students tried their hands at starting their own plays, creating tense scenes with romantic dialogue and plot-thickening monologues, and experimenting with movement and stage direction.