Writing as Witness

“Part of my responsibility as a witness was to move as largely and as freely as possible to write the story and to get it out.”

-- James Baldwin
How can writers surpass the role of spectator and become witnesses to the current narrative? The Writing as Witness workshop challenges writers to use their writing as a tool for change. The workshop will use texts from writers like James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates to discuss the racial tensions that writers witness and experience in their own lives. Writers will then develop their own narratives that explore racially charged situations in which they were either a witness or a participant.

Writopia Lab in the News

Our Mission

Writopia Lab fosters joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.

We have never turned away a student whose family was unable to pay for workshops. Fifty percent of our students attend on either partial or full scholarships.

Learn more!

Media Kit

Join the Team!

If you love writing and want to share that love with young writers, apply today to join Writopia Lab! Click here to learn more!

Summer Camp!

 

Just For Fun

Have a birthday? Party with us! Have your very own Writopia Lab Birthday Party.

Check out our online store and take a piece of Writopia Lab home with you!

Connect & Interact with us on:

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • YouTube
  • Tumblr
  • Email