Creative Writing

A creative writing workshop is a 15-hour program that meets as a trimester-long workshop, half-day workshop, or full-day camp. Workshops are age-based and enroll a maximum of six to eight students depending on the program.

Workshops are fun, engaging, and highly productive. We challenge students to set and achieve writing goals: they are encouraged to complete at least one well-developed, polished piece throughout the course of their workshop. Through our innovative workshop method, we empower students as peer leaders as they gain skills in writing, editing, analysis, and effective communication. The workshops allow a community of young writers to find each other, connect via their literary passions, and have lots of fun.

Workshops are student-centered and author-led. Students may find themselves drawn to any number of forms and genres, including fiction, personal narrative/memoir, playwriting, screenwriting. Our students flourish in these multi-genre workshops where they can gain exposure to diverse styles and voices. Instructors help writers harness their ideas with the goal of completing one, polished piece by the end of each trimester or summer session.

Sessions are peppered with original and fun writing exercises, but focus primarily on writing—and completing—stories. It is a true workshop in which students get to share their writing in a safe and supportive space; students learn how to give and receive insightful feedback.

Private sessions are also available to receive creative writing instruction.

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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.

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