• Author's Corner Featuring Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Léna Roy

    Becoming Madeleine
    When
    Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
    5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    Where
    Crestwood Library
    16 Thompson Street, Yonkers, NY 10707
    Details

    Longtime Writopia instructor Léna Roy and her sister Charlotte Jones Voiklis (also a Writopia mom) will be reading from their middle grade biography of Madeleine L'Engle: Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters. They will also be discussing the writing and publishing process.

    Entry is $20 for the cost of the book and pizza!

    Sign up here.

  • National Write-In and Write-A-Thon

    National Write-In

    National Write-In
    and Write-A-Thon!

    On April 22nd, Writopia Lab will lead two programs: 1) a National Write-In at seven locations across the country for writers ages 12-18 and/or 2) a Write-A-Thon, during which writers of all ages across the country help raise funds to bring writing workshops and ongoing literacy support to families in homeless and domestic violence shelters.

       

    The Write-In

    Write all day, make friends, meet your writing goals.

    Dedicated, passionate writers ages 12 to 18 join together for an all-day writing session in every Writopia region across the country. Participants meet with nationally recognized writers, work with Writopia’s professional writing instructors, and bond with writers from their area. Whether you’re an experienced Writopian or have never heard of us, if you’re excited to spend a day writing, we’re excited to host you!

    The Write-In includes:

    • quiet, uncensored writing spaces,
    • a community of dedicated, passionate writers,
    • Writopia instructors,
    • laptops (though you can bring your own if you would like to),
    • a 20-minute poetry (un)slam,
    • an author visit,
    • pizza and snacks, and
    • an opportunity to help raise funds to support teen writers through the Write-A-Thon (not required).
    Register Now!
    National Write-In
    Fee
    Location
    Writer's name

    Region specific details coming soon! For questions about this event, please contact us.

    Write-In Locations

    NYC (UWS)
    The Dome

    486 Amsterdam Avenue
    New York, NY 10025
    New York Metro North
    Writopia Lab

    104 North Washington Avenue
    Hartsdale, NY 10530
    Washington, D.C. Metro
    4H National Conference Center

    7100 Connecticut Ave
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    Chicago (West Loop)
    641 W Lake St
    Suite 200, Chicago IL 60661
    Los Angeles (Westside)
    Writopia Lab

    10642 Santa Monica Blvd.
    Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA 90025
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Oakland

    5951 College Ave,
    Oakland, CA 94618

    The Write-A-Thon

    Whether you’re writing at one of our locations or writing from home, or whether you're six or sixty six, you can help raise the funds needed to continue bringing our programs to resident kids and teens at domestic violence shelters and Homes for the Homeless family shelters.

    Participants will solicit donations based on the number of words they write during the day, as we work to raise $35,000 for school-year off-site programs and summer scholarships. For example, someone who contributes ten cents per word to a writer who writes 1,000 words, would end up giving $100.

    Please visit the Write-A-Thon page to register, learn about the process, and download a pledge sheet.

    Thank you so much for your support! You can learn more about the work we do at Homes for the Homeless and other programs we run on our outreach page.

    Click here to Register now for the Write-In and/or Write-A-Thon!
  • Upper West Music Fest 2018

    Upper West Music Fest

    Writopia is proud to present the Upper West Side Teen Music Festival

    The UWS Teen Music Festival is an opportunity for teenage musicians between the ages of 15 to 18 to showcase their best, original songs. The festival welcomes rock bands, rappers, and and solo acts alike to perform fifteen-minute sets of original material. Not part of Writopia? No worries, the UWS Teen Music Festival is open to all to perform.

    Writopia supports performers to challenge their audience with provocative, thought provoking subject matter but does not support hate speech which we define as making statements by which a group is threatened, insulted or degraded due to race, skin color, national or ethnic origin, faith, sexual orientation, disability, body type, sex or gender.

    Festival Details

    6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Saturday, May 19th

    The Loft
    150 W 83rd St
    New York, NY 10024

    Submit your music to be part of the Festival!

    Submission is free!

     

    The deadline to submit is Friday, April 6th at midnight. Final lineup will be determined by May 1st.

    Purchase Tickets

    Click here to purchase tickets!

  • Wild Writopia!

    When
    Saturday, May 12th, 2018
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Where
    Oceanfront parallel to Reel Inn
    18661 Pacific Coast Hwy
    Details

    At Writopia, outdoor writing is designed to get writers observing their surroundings, exploring the city, and celebrating sensory details, and we want you to experience it with us! Join us in various locations all over Los Angeles to write in nature, become acquainted with Writopia, meet our regional manager, and get to know other young writers and writerly families in your community.

    Families will enjoy writing about a shared funny or dramatic experience each from your own perspective. (One rule: no one can say, "That's not how it happened!")

    The program costs $30 per family, which includes a complimentary t-shirt.

    RSVP to KimberlyFaith@writopialab.org to secure your spot and get further information about the event!

  • Worldwide Plays Festival 2018

    WPF
    When
    Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
    6PM, 8PM
    Thursday, May 10th, 2018
    6PM, 8PM
    Friday, May 11th, 2018
    6PM, 8PM
    Saturday, May 12th, 2018
    12PM, 6PM, 8PM
    Sunday, May 13th, 2018
    12PM, 2PM
    Where
    Theaterlab (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10025)
    Details

    Following the great success of the immersive production of WPF’s 2017 Home plays, where every play took place in a different room in a home, this year, playwrights must set their plays at a school, where there is so much more to learn than what’s on the board.

    School is where people come to learn and come to teach, but it’s also where people fall in love, come out, protest, and pray. It’s where friendships are formed, where trust is broken, where people make the team and get cut from the play, where teachers are fired and heroes are made.

    Tickets to all shows are $20. Link for tickets coming soon!

  • The Next Chapter: Student Voices Against Gun Violence

    The Next Chapter
    Who
    All teens ages 12 or older
    When
    Thursday, April 26th, 2018
    6:30 PM
    Where
    7 West 83rd Street
    New York, NY 10024
    Congregation Rodeph Sholom
    Details

    On Thursday, April 26th, teens from across New York will be coming together for an evening of poetry, prose, and performance as they speak out against gun violence.

    Writopia teens and Grassroots Fitness teens invite all teens, ages 12 to 18, to join us in support and solidarity. To attend or perform at the event, please register by filling out this form.

  • 2018 Bay Area Scholastic Readings

    Scholastic Reading

    Writopia Lab, in partnership with the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, invites you and your family to celebrate! We are hosting two events for students who received a 2018 Scholastic Writing Award, one in the East Bay and one in the South Bay.

    South Bay
    When
    Saturday, March 24th, 2018
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Where
    Books Inc. (74 Town & Country Village, Palo Alto, CA 94301)
    Details

    Scholastic winners in the South Bay area are invited to read a one-minute excerpt from their awarded work. Light refreshments will follow.

    RSVP here to reserve a spot!

    East Bay
    When
    Sunday, March 25th, 2018
    3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    Where
    East Bay Book Sellers (5433 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618)
    Details

    Scholastic winners in the East Bay area are invited to read a one-minute excerpt from their awarded work. Light refreshments will follow.

    RSVP here to reserve a spot!

  • End-of-Winter Trimester Readings

    LA B&N Reading

    Join us for Writopia Lab's 2018 winter reading series! All enrolled writers are welcome to read a one-minute excerpt from their finished works from the winter trimester at their respective region's reading.

    NYC Upper West Side
    When
    Thursday, March 8th, 2018
    5:15 PM to 6:30 PM
    Where
    New York Public Library -- St. Agnes Library (444 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024)
    Details

    To RSVP or for more details, please email milana@writopialab.org

    Los Angeles
    When
    Sunday, February 25th, 2018
    3:00 PM
    Where
    Barnes & Noble (189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036)
    Details

    To RSVP or for more details, please email lyndsay@writopialab.org

  • 2018 DC Metro Region Scholastic Writing Awards Ceremony

    DC Scholastic Awards
    When

    Sunday, March 4th, 2018

    7th to 12th Graders
    2:00 PM

    Where
    National 4-H Conference Center
    7100 Connecticut Avenue
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815
    Details
    To recognize their outstanding work, recipients of this year’s Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention Awards are invited, along with their guests, teachers, and our esteemed jurors, to the 2018 DC Metro Region Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony.
  • 2018 Hudson-to-Housatonic Region Scholastic Writing Awards Ceremony

    H2H Scholastic Award Ceremony
    When
    Sunday, March 4th, 2018
    2:00 PM
    Where
    Manhattanville College
    2900 Purchase Street
    Purchase, NY 10577
    Details
    To recognize their outstanding work, this year's Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recipients are invited, along with their guests, teachers, and our esteemed jurors, to the 2018 Awards Ceremony for the Hudson-to-Housatonic Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards!
  • Becoming Madeleine: Book Tour with Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Léna Roy

    Becoming Madeleine

    Anderson's 16th Annual Children's Literature Breakfast

    When
    - Saturday, February 24th, 2018
    8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Where
    Bobak's Signature Events
    6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517
    Details

    Longtime Writopia instructor Léna Roy and her sister Charlotte Jones Voiklis (also a Writopia mom) are celebrating the release of their middle grade biography of Madeleine L'Engle: Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters. Join Léna and Charlotte at Anderson's 16th Annual Children's Literature Breakfast, where they will be keynote speakers!

    Buy tickets for the Children's Literature Breakfast here.

    A Wrinkle in Time Creative Writing Workshop in LA

    When
    Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
    5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Where
    Writopia Westside Lab (Los Angeles)
    10642 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA 90025
    Details

    Through personal and group writing and dramatic exercises, participants in this workshop explore their relationship to individuality, diversity, and community, and create their own piece based on some of the themes put forth in Madeleine L’Engle’s classic A Wrinkle In Time. Led by Writopia'a East Coast Léna Roy with LA's very own Lyndsay Hall.

    An Evening with Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Léna Roy at Once Upon A Time Bookstore

    When
    Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
    7:00 PM
    Where
    Once Upon a Time Bookstore
    2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
    Details

    Join Léna and Charlotte in a conversation with moderator Alyson Beecher, a nationally recognized children's literature expert and educator, about Becoming Madeleine. The discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing!

  • Open House for NYC Writopia Parents

    Open House
    Who
    Parents of currently enrolled writers in NYC!
    When
    - Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    - Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
    6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Where
    The Dome Project/Writopia Lab NYC
    486 Amsterdam Avenue (between 83rd and 84th Streets)
    Details

    We have several upcoming open houses for Writopia parents, and we'd love to have you join us! Our directors will give you an overview of our instructional framework, lead some fun and engaging Writopia games, and answer your questions.

    Please RSVP to Milana@writopialab.org with the date of the Open House that you wish you attend. Childcare will be provided; please indicate whether you will need childcare during the orientation in your RSVP.

  • African Diaspora Family Memoir Workshop

    Free Workshop

    Who
    Writers from Haiti, African Nations, and Beyond...
    Families who are native to, or feel deeply connected to these nations or who are part of the diaspora at large: Please join our free, two-hour-long family memoir workshop. Writings from the workshop may be submitted for publication. This workshop is open to all ages!
    When
    Saturday, February 10th, 2018
    1:00 to 3:00 PM
    Where
    The Dome
    486 Amsterdam Avenue
    New York, NY 10024
    Vision

    "At Writopia, we strive to provide a supportive community for our writers because we value their written words and ideas. With so much negativity directed toward African countries, Haiti, and the African diaspora at large, we want to create an intersectional platform that gives our writers from those countries the space to heal and exist. We hope through this anthology our writers are able to have a voice and say, 'I matter, I am visible, therefore my voice deserves to be heard.'"
    - Awa Soumahoro

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  • Youth Essay Writing Conference: a Celebration of Critical Thinking Across Disciplines

    The Panel Discussion

    Who
    All essay writers ages 12 to 18 from throughout the New York metropolitan area!
    When
    Sunday, February 4th, 2018
    1:00 to 4:00 PM
    Where
    New York University Silver Center for Arts and Sciences
    31 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003
    Details

    Writopia’s Winter 2018 Youth Essay Conference: A Celebration of Ideas Across Disciplines was hosted by the Center for Experimental Humanities at New York University. The event was held at NYU’s Silver Center for the Arts and Sciences on February, 4th from 1:00pm-4:00pm

    At this conference, the next generation of thinkers, writers, and leaders shared the ideas and research that they are most passionate about with a panel of their peers and the community at large. The themes covered formed organically from a pool of critical essays we have received from writers ages 12-18 from all over the New York Tri-State area, that highlighted the concerns and commentary of the next generation.

    Panels included:
    The Feminist Critical Lens
    America Revisited
    Psychology and Ethics
    Race and Media
    Technology and Society

    Submissions and conference for Fall 2018 TBA

  • Family Memoir Workshop

    Family Memoir Workshop

    Who
    Families who want to do something unforgettably fun and meaningful together over the holiday week.
    When
    Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
    10 AM to 12 PM
    Where
    486 Amsterdam Ave.
    New York, NY 10024
    Details

    Enjoy writing about a shared funny or dramatic experience each from your own perspective. (One rule: no one can say, "That's not how it happened!")

    Fee: $30 per family.

    For more information, and to sign up,
    please contact registerNYC@writopialab.org.

  • Scholastic Writing Awards Open House

    When
    Sunday, November 19th, 2017
    1:00 to 4:00 PM
    Where
    Writopia Lab Upper West Side
    Details

    Learn about the submissions process, and receive feedback on your work!

    The Scholastic Writing Awards deadline is December 14th, and Writopia is holding an open house for teen writers (ages 12+) interested in submitting their fiction, essays, plays, or poetry to the Awards!

    Writers at any stage of the process are welcome! Please RSVP here.

  • Teen Night at the Nuyorican

    When
    Thursday, December 7th, 2017
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Doors open at 5:50 PM)
    Where
    Nuyorican Poets Cafe
    236 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009
    Details

    Writopia Lab Presents: Spoken word at the Nuyorican Cafe. Created and performed by teens, ages 13-18. !

    All teens across New York City are welcome to take part in this open mic spoken word event. Want to perform at this open mic spoken word event? Want to watch? Enjoy the show!

    Performers are admitted free. Admission for audience is $10 ($7 with student ID) at door. Please RSVP here.

  • End of Fall Trimester Reading: St. Agnes NYPL (UWS)

    When
    Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
    5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
    Where
    New York Public Library -- St. Agnes Library
    444 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024
    Details

    All enrolled Writopia writers are welcome to read a one-minute excerpt from their finished works from the fall trimester!

    Please email milana@writopialab.org to RSVP or for more details.

  • Teen Panel

    When
    Thursday, November 30th, 2017
    5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
    Where
    The Dome Project
    486 Amsterdam Avenue
    Details

    All enrolled Writopia writers are welcome to join a panel with their peers to read and discuss one-minute excerpts from their finished work from the fall trimester!

    Please email milana@writopialab.org to RSVP or for more details.

  • PROMpt

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    When
    Saturday, November 18th, 2017
    Ages 8-11 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    Ages 12+ from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
    Where
    Ansche Chesed Synagogue (251 W. 100th Street, New York, NY 10025)
    Details

    As part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration this year, come dance with us at the one and only Writopia PROMpt! This is a special event for Writopia kids and teens only! You choose the dress code: dresses, ties, jeans, costumes, etc. Tickets are $20!

    Buy tickets here.

  • Frightopia!

    When
    Sunday, October 29th, 2017
    2 PM — 4 PM
    Where
    Writopia Lab Upper West Side and Park Slope
    Details

    It’s a spooktastic party, free for ages 9 and up! Come listen to spooky songs, watch scary movies, or read scary stories… and then try your hand at any of these genres. Additionally, for the week of October 24th through 31st, writers are encouraged to come in costume to workshops all week and enjoy creepy writing games, treats, and fun!

    Please RSVP for the UWS Frightopia Party here and the Park Slope Frightopia Party here. (This is a closed event for enrolled Writopians only!)

  • NYC Poetry Festival

    Writopia Lab at the 2017 NYC Poetry Festival!

    This summer, Writopia is partnering with the Poetry Society of New York to host the 2017 Youth Poetry Festival on July 29th and 30th from 11 AM to 6 PM. Join us on Governors Island for free Teen Poetry Workshops, staged readings, an island-wide scavenger hunt, and more! For teens ages 13+ interested in attending the 1-day (either Saturday or Sunday) poetry workshops, please register here. The all-ages scavenger hunt does not require registration.

    Please email Abby@WritopiaLab.org for more information!

  • Write-In 2017

    Writopia Lab’s
    National Write-In

    Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM

    Join other dedicated writers for an all-day writing session at one of Writopia’s labs across the country. You’ll meet with nationally recognized writers, work with Writopia’s professional writing instructors, and bond with writers from across your region. Whether you’re an experienced Writopian or have never heard of us, if you’re excited to spend a day writing, we’re excited to host you!

    • Quiet, uncensored writing spaces
    • A community of dedicated, passionate writes
    • Writopia instructors
    • We’ll have plenty of laptops!
    • A 20-minute poetry (un)slam
    • A celebrity author visit
    • Pizza and snacks
    Register now!

    $20 per person

    For questions about this event, please contact us.

    New York City

    Upper West Side
    433 West End Avenue
    New York, NY 10024

    New York Metro North

    Hartsdale
    104 North Washington Avenue
    Hartsdale, NY 10530

    Washington, D.C.

    National 4-H Conference Center
    7100 Connecticut Ave
    Chevy Chase, MD 20815

    Los Angeles

    Westside
    New Location
    Realm Creative Academy, 400 Pico Blvd #1
    Santa Monica, CA 90405

    Chicago

    West Loop
    Chicago Literacy Alliance
    641 W Lake St #200
    Chicago, IL 60661

  • 10th Birthday 2017 Benefit

    THANK YOU!

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    We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended our 10th Anniversary, and to all those who offered their support. We could not have asked for a better evening.

    We hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we all did! From Taylor Mali’s beautiful words through Renee Elise Goldsberry’s amazing set, we loved every minute of it, and we are all truly honored to have had you there with us.

    This event, though, wasn’t just a celebration, but also a fundraiser--and we surpassed our goals for the evening and raised nearly $500,000!

    Thank you.

    All proceeds from this event help Writopia Lab support and grow our diverse literary community of children and teens of all backgrounds, including low-income, refugee, LGBTQ, homeless, and hospitalized youth and youth involved with the criminal justice system.

    We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to so many of you who made this event possible:

    Center View • The Writer's Rock • Elisabeth & Ed Wolfe • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee • Good Morning America • Hotel Tonight • Indian Head Camp • Julie & AJ Jacobs • Cinnamon Snail • Debra Wasserman & Jason Glasser • Maree Johnson-Baruch • NBC's Today Show • Treat House • LionTree • Yummy Eats • Lokal • Corporate Presence • Leslie Odom Jr. • Mile End Catering • Puzzle Catering • Cashmere Sale • Treats to Trust • Joseph Todd Events • Skadden • King Restaurant • Alicart Group • Broadway Plus • City Winery • The Crosswicks Foundation • John French • Rachel Ray • S Curve Records • Storm King • The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon • The Flom Foundation • Joseph Todd Events • Taylor Mali

    And an extra special thank you to:

    • All the generous donors for helping Writopia further spread joy, literacy, and critical thinking through creative writing to writers of all backgrounds
    • Jeff Hiller, for hosting
    • Taylor Mali, for his performance
    • Jay Jay French, for orchestrating the auction
    • Renee Elise Goldsberry, for her performance
    • The Board of Directors and Benefit Committee, for helping to organize, and for underwriting the Benefit
    • The Writopia Team, for their incredible hard work bringing everything together

  • Black Lives Matter: Let's Rap About It! (DC)

    Black Lives Matter
    When
    Saturday, October 1st, 2016
    10:30 AM — 12:30 PM
    Where
    NOVA Community College — Alexandria's Campus
    5000 Dawes Avenue, Alexandria, VA
    Details

    Writopia's Regional Manager, Jocquelyn Downs, will be moderating a panel discussion and Q&A organized by Jack and Jill of America's local chapter as part of their presentation of "Black Lives Matter: Let's Rap About It."

    If you have questions, please email Jocquelyn@Writopialab.org.

    To RSVP, please email Soniaprice.esq@gmail.com.

  • Park Slope Lab: Open House and a Free Workshop (Brooklyn)

    When
    Saturday, September 10th
    2 PM — 4 PM
    Where
    Writopia Lab Park Slope
    Details

    Writopia Lab is hosting an open house for parents, and a free workshop for kids and teens! Parents will be able to discuss Writopia’s writing workshop style with Writopia’s founder, Rebecca Wallace-Segall, while kids participate in a mini-workshop with Brooklyn Regional Coordinator, Rachel Barclay. Parents, children, and teens will all get a feel for our uncensored, nurturing, creative, super engaging and fun writing spaces.

    Light snacks and refreshments provided.

    Feel free to drop in or let us know you’ll be coming: registerbk@writopialab.org or (718) 285-9638.

  • Bedford Hills Lab: Open House and A Free Workshop! (NYMN)

    When
    Saturday, September 10th
    11 AM — 12:30pm
    Where
    Bedford Hills Lab
    Details
    Writopia Lab is hosting an open house for parents, and a free workshop for kids and teens! They'll introduce their programs (including their work with the Scholastic Writing Awards) and specialized methods in an information session for parents, and feature Writopia games and exercises for kids and teens in workshops, separated by age. RSVP to jennad@writopialab.org by Sept 8.
  • Hartsdale Lab: Open House and A Free Workshop! (NYMN)

    When
    Saturday, September 10th
    2:00 PM — 3:30pm
    Where
    Hartsdale Lab
    Details
    Writopia Lab is hosting an open house for parents, and a free workshop for kids and teens! They'll introduce their programs (including their work with the Scholastic Writing Awards) and specialized methods in an information session for parents, and feature Writopia games and exercises for kids and teens in workshops, separated by age. RSVP to jennad@writopialab.org by Sept 8.
  • Nanuet Lab: Open House and A Free Workshop! (NYMN)

    When
    Thursday, September 8th
    6 PM — 7:30pm
    Where
    Nanuet Lab
    Details
    Writopia Lab is hosting an open house for parents, and a free workshop for kids and teens! They'll introduce their programs (including their work with the Scholastic Writing Awards) and specialized methods in an information session for parents, and feature Writopia games and exercises for kids and teens in workshops, separated by age. RSVP to jennad@writopialab.org by Sept 7.
  • Submissions: The (Parenthetical) and The Ellipsis...

    When
    Accepting Submissions:
    June 13th — August 26th
    Who Can Submit?
    All writers enrolled in a Writopia Lab workshop
    How to submit
    Talk to your Writopia Lab instructor or email abby@writopialab.org for information about how to submit your writing.
    Submission Guidelines
    Writers may submit fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scripts, graphic novels, comics, and illustraions
    A writer may submit one long piece (no longer than 5,000 words) and one shor piece (no longer than 500 words.
    Excerpts of stories, essays, and poems are not accepted. Writers can submit a chapter from a completed novel
    A submission may be have up to three collaborators. Each collaborator must submit a submission form along with a copy of the piece.
  • Writopia @ Camp Combe

    When
    Week of July 25 & Week of August 1
    Where
    Camp Combe
    Details
    Instructor, Jenna Danoy, brings Writopia’s open, safe, and nurturing space to at Timber Lake Camp this summer! Campers will be encouraged to develop whatever piece they envision &mdash whether it be fiction, poetry, memoir, or playwriting.
  • David Levithan's Teen Author Reading Nights! (Westchester, Fairfield, Rockland)

    When
    August 3, 2016
    6:00 — 7:30 PM
    Where
    New York Public Library — Jefferson Market Branch
    Corner of 6th Avenue and 10th Street
    Details

    Join Léna and the WestFair Writopians on a field trip to David Levithan's Teen Author Reading Nights on July 6th and August 3rd at 6:00! Professional authors of young adult novels will give readings from their newest works, and authors of all ages are encouraged to participate and learn more about writing!

    Readings by:

    Aimee Friedman, Two Summers David Levithan, You Know Me Well Barry Lyga, The Secret Sea Amanda Panitch, Never Missing, Never Found Laura Stamper, Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies Sarvenaz Tash, The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love

  • 2016 Children’s Poetry Festival

    When
    July 30th and 31st
    11 AM to 5 PM
    Where
    Colonels Row, Governors Island
    Details
    Writopia and the Poetry Society of New York host the 2016 Children’s Poetry Festival. Join us on Governors Island for a summer weekend of free poetry workshops, open mic events, and more

    This event is free and open to all young Writers!
    Email abby@writopialab.org for more information!
  • Writopia @ Timber Lake Camp

    When
    July 9 - 10
    Where
    Timber Lake Camp
    Details
    Instructor, Danielle Sheeler, brings Writopia’s open, safe, and nurturing space to at Timber Lake Camp this summer! Campers will be encouraged to develop whatever piece they envision &mdash whether it be fiction, poetry, memoir, or playwriting.
  • Writopia @ Buck's Rock

    When
    July 5 — July 8
    Where
    Buck's Rock Camp
    Details
    Instructor, Danielle Sheeler, brings Writopia’s open, safe, and nurturing space to at Buck's Rock Camp this summer! Campers will be encouraged to develop whatever piece they envision — whether it be fiction, poetry, memoir, or playwriting.
  • David Levithan's Teen Author Reading Nights! (Westchester, Fairfield, Rockland)

    When
    July 6, 2016
    6:00 — 7:30 PM
    Where
    New York Public Library — Jefferson Market Branch
    Corner of 6th Avenue and 10th Street
    Details

    Join Léna and the WestFair Writopians on a field trip to David Levithan's Teen Author Reading Nights on July 6th and August 3rd at 6:00! Professional authors of young adult novels will give readings from their newest works, and authors of all ages are encouraged to participate and learn more about writing!

    Readings by:

    Caela Carter, Tumbling
    Jennifer Gilmore, We Were Never Here
    Melissa Grey, The Shadow Hour
    Jeff Hirsch, Black River Falls
    Kathryn Holmes, How it Feels to Fly Ann Stampler, How to Disappear
  • End-of-Year Authors Panel (Westchester, Fairfield, Rockland)

    When
    June 15, 2016
    5 PM - 7 PM
    Where
    Katonah Village Library
    26 Bedford Rd
    Katonah, NY 10536
    Details

    Join us for our end of year celebration! Writopians from Westchester, Fairfield and Rockland Counties who have completed at least one piece at Writopia this year will share a one-minute excerpt from their work and participate in our end-of-year authors panel. We are so happy for these writers to have reached their goals, and are excited for you to hear them rad and talk about their writing process!

    Afterwards from 7-8pm, help us celebrate high school juniors (and Writopians) Ellie Prusko and Claire Fraise and they launch their first novels published on Amazon!

  • Open House at One More Page Books (DC)

    When
    June 12, 2016
    5:00 PM
    Where
    One More Page Books
    2200 N. Westmoreland street
    Arlington, VA 22213
    Details

    Writopia Lab is hosting an open house and free workshop for kids and teens! They'll introduce their programs through a brief information session and an extended workshop, featuring Writopia games and exercises, curated by novelist, essayist, and Writopia instructor Kathleen McCleary. Bring your writing, ideas, and love for writing! Parents and families welcome! Activities will be followed by a Writopia raffle of over $100 in prizes!

    At One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington, VA. Click here for info.

  • Writopia Chicago: Parent Open House

    When
    June 10, 2016
    6:00 - 8:00 PM
    Where
    Next Door Cafe
    659 W. Diversey Parkway
    Chicago, IL 60657
    Details

    We invite all parents and guardians to an information session. Come learn and discuss Writopia Lab’s teaching method and process with Alexandra Cohl, instructor and Program Developer from our Manhattan office, and meet the instructors who are leading our Chicago workshops!

    RSVP or email with any questions to alexandra@writopialab.org.

  • End of Semester Reading: St. Agnes Library (UWS)

    When
    June 8, 2016
    5 PM - 6:30 PM
    Where
    New York Public Library -- St. Agnes Library
    444 Amsterdam Ave,
    New York, NY 10024
    Details
    Join us for Writopia Lab's 2016 summer reading series. The writers reading will have each completed at least one original piece this semester. We are proud of these young writers for reaching their goals, and we are excited for you to hear their pieces read aloud!
  • Barnes & Noble Reading: Upper West Side

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    When
    May 25, 2016
    5pm - 6:15pm
    Where
    Barnes and Noble
    2289 Broadway
    New York, NY 10024
    Details
    Join us for Writopia Lab's 2016 spring reading series. The writers reading will have each completed at least one original piece this semester. We are proud of these young writers for reaching their goals, and we are excited for you to hear their pieces read aloud!
  • Teen Night at the Nuyorican

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    When
    April 20, 2016
    Doors open at 5:50, Show starts at 6:00 PM
    Where
    Nuyorican Cafe
    236 East 3rd Street
    New York, NY 10009
    Details

    Writopia Lab Presents: Spoken word at the Nuyorican Cafe. Created and performed by teens, ages 13-18

    We're going to slam without scoring, Writopia-style. All teens across New York City are welcome to take part in this open mic spoken word event.

    Want to Perform at this open mic spoken word event? Want to watch? Enjoy the show!

    All performers come for free, $10 tickets, $7 tickets for under 18.

    For questions, please contact danielle@writopialab.org

  • End of Trimester Reading

    When
    March 23, 2016
    6:30 pm
    Where
    Tenleytown Libraray
    4450 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20016
    Details
    DC Writopiansw read works from the Winter Trimester.
  • Gifted & Talented Symposium

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    When
    March 12, 2016
    12:00 pm
    Where
    New York Law School
    185 W Broadway
    New York, NY 10013
    Details
    nycgt.sched.org
    Writopia founder and Executive Director, Rebecca Wallace-Segall, joins a panel of leaders from programs supporting literacy and critical thinking skills to discuss new ideals and tools for supporting literacy skills.
  • DC Metro Region Scholastic Writing Awards Ceremony

    When

    March 6, 2016

    7th to 10th Graders
    Reception and Check-in: 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    Ceremony: 2:00 - 3:30 pm

    11th to 12th Graders
    Reception and Check-in: 4:00 - 5:00 pm
    Ceremony: 5:00 - 6:30 pm

    Where
    The Gala Theatre
    3333 14th Street NW
    Washington DC 20010
    Details
    To recognize their outstanding work, recipients of this year’s Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention Awards are invited, along with their guests, teachers, and our esteemed jurors, to the DC Metro Region Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Ceremony. This year's keynote speaker will be author (and Writopia Lab instructor!) Jessica McHugh.
  • Hudson-to-Housatonic Region Scholastic Writing Awards Ceremony

    When
    March 6, 2016
    2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Where
    Manhattanville College
    2900 Purchase Street
    Purchase, NY 10577
    Details
    To recognize their outstanding work, this year's Gold Key, Silver Key, and Honorable Mention recipients are invited, along with their guests, teachers, and our esteemed jurors, to the 2016 Awards Ceremony for the Hudson-to-Housatonic Writing Region of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards! This year's keynote speaker will be author Emmy Laybourne.

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