The Panel Discussion

All essay writers ages 12 to 18 from throughout the New York metropolitan area!
Sunday, February 4th, 2018
2:00 to 4:00 PM
TBA, New York, NY

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 to see if your paper is eligible for inclusion.

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

Family Memoir Workshop

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

Please email to RSVP or for more details.

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

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 to RSVP or for more details.

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
Ansche Chesed Synagogue (251 W. 100th Street, New York, NY 10025)

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.

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

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!)

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 for more information!

Writopia Lab’s
National Write-In Project

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

104 North Washington Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530

Washington, D.C.

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

Los Angeles

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


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

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