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!

National Write-In

Writopia Lab’s
National Write-In

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

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
Region-specific details and registration link coming soon!

$20 per person

For questions about this event, please contact us.

DC Scholastic Awards
When

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

7th to 10th Graders
2:00 PM

11th to 12th Graders
5:00 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.
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!
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.

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

Awa Soumahoro bio pic

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

We welcome all essay writers, ages 12 to 18, in the New York metropolitan area to share their ideas, passions, and research with their peers and the community. To become a panelist in this student-driven panel discussion, please submit your essay. We are calling for essays on literature, history, science, politics, philosophy, and more! Persuasive, analytical, position, opinion, and research papers are all welcome. If you have a paper that is outside of these categories but that you would like to submit, e-mail essays@writopialab.org to see if your paper is eligible for inclusion.

To submit, please fill out this form and share your essay via Google Docs with essays@writopialab.org by January 3rd.

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.

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.

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.

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