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

Awa Soumahoro bio pic

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.

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