• 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

    Barnes and Nobel
    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

    nycgatsymposium
    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.
  • Molly Haas-Hooven

    Instructor
    In-Patient Creative Writing Specialist
    Registration Support
    Molly Haas-Hooven

    Molly Haas-Hooven is a Brooklyn based playwright and educator. She has had the pleasure of teaching creative writing, playwriting, and college-essay workshops at Writopia Lab since 2012. In 2015, she came on board as a full-time instructor, editor, and administrator. Molly’s Writopia students have won Scholastic Writing Awards every year since 2012. She also has been specializing in working with Writopia’s writers with disabilities, and is the Writopia Creative Writing Coordinator at Mount Sinai’s Child Life and Creative Arts Therapy Department; there she provides bedside writing support 12 hours a week to children struggling with severe medical conditions. She also serves as the Editor-In-Chief of Mount Sinai’s teen literary journal, Surge (which Writopia produces). Her plays have been produced in Boston and New York, and include, Die Kleinen, (NY Premiere, Mastodon Theatre Company, Semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, 2014), The House Itself Does Not Burn, (Semifinalist for the Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, 2015), and The Queen, (Naked Angels). Molly received her B.A. in Theater Arts from Brandeis University, and her M.F.A. in Playwriting from the New School for Drama.

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