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

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

    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!

  • Write-In 2018

    National Write-In

    Writopia Lab’s
    National Write In and Write-a-Thon!

    Sunday, April 22nd, 2018
    Upper West Side
    (address coming soon!)
    Park Slope
    (address coming soon!)
    New York Metro North
    104 North Washington Avenue
    Hartsdale, NY 10530
    Washington, D.C.
    (address coming soon!)
    West Loop
    (address coming soon!)
    Los Angeles
    (address coming soon!)
    San Francisco Bay Area
    (address coming soon!)

    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

    Learn more and register for the Write-In and Write-A-Thon here.

  • The Next Chapter: Student Voices Against Gun Violence

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

    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.

  • Worldwide Plays Festival 2018

    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
    Theaterlab (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10025)

    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!

  • Upper West Music Fest 2018

    Saturday, May 19th, 2018
    6PM to 9PM
    The Loft (150 West 83rd Street, New York, NY 10024)

    The Upper West Music Fest is an opportunity for musicians between the ages of 15 to 18 to showcase their best, original songs. The Fest welcomes rock bands, rappers, and solo acts alike to perform five- to fifteen-minute sets of original material. Not part of Writopia? No worries, the UpperWest Music Fest 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.

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    Click below for a printable event flyer!

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    Submit your music to be part of the Fest!

    Submission is free! Songs must include original lyrics and music to be considered.

    The deadline to submit is
    Friday, April 6th at midnight.

    Final lineup will be determined
    by April 20th.

    Tickets will be available after the final lineup is determined.

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