Writopians!

Writopia Lab is a national community of young writers and storytellers.

We are committed to cultivating a safe and intellectual space for student-focused, joy-inducing instruction in creative writing and more. In order to help you explore our wide range of programs, this guide is designed to help you find a program that suits your needs.

Horseback-writing Tuition

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In the morning, writers will travel to Silver Rock Farm for a horseback riding lesson and animal care adventures in Pearl River, NY. They will eat lunch at the farm, then return to Writopia’s Upper West Side lab for a writing workshop.

One-Day Full-Day Camp

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Two-Day Full-Day Camp

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Three-Day Full-Day Camp

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Full-Day Workshop (Four Day)

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We are unable to offer make-up sessions for times when your writer is unable to attend workshop. We keep our workshops small and we work diligently to avoid disruptions to these groups.

 

Historical Fantasy

In partnership with New York Historical Society’s "Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibit, Writopia Lab is offering Historical Fantasy workshops for kids and teens this fall!

For writers ages 8-10 and 11-13: One-Day Weekend Workshops

Young writers are invited to take part in a special weekend workshops at the New York Historical Society. Writers will tour the exhibit to learn about the sources that inspired J.K Rowling’s magical world. They will then work closely with Writopia Lab instructors to develop their own original historical fantasy fiction. Find out more and register at the New York Historical Society.

Learn more at the NYHS site.

To register, please visit our half-day schedule page here.

For writers 14+ Application-Only Teen Semester-long Workshops

High school aged writers who are interested in delving deeper into historical fantasy and speculative fiction are invited to apply to this semster-long, in-depth exploration of fantasy fiction. Incorporating several visits to the Harry Potter: A History of Magic exhibit at the NYHS, writers will spend the semester discussing how to use historical sources and folklore as a springboard for their own own original fantasy fiction.

Click below to view the schedule and apply.

Creative Portfolio Workshop

These workshops meet one day a week for eleven 90-minute sessions each trimester throughout the school-year, plus a one-day Submissions Prep workshop in December, and three hours of private session Portfolio Review over the school-year.

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Full-Day Camps

Full-day camps run on select weeks during summer and school-year breaks. Also, see our Half-Day schedule here.

We are unable to offer make-up sessions for times when your writer is unable to attend workshop. We keep our workshops small and we work diligently to avoid disruptions to these groups.

 

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Writopia offers instruction in a variety of narrative art forms and mediums.

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We're in session all year round—school year, summer and holiday breaks!

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Learn about Writopia’s programs offered beyond our Labs—in public and private schools, at our partner organizations, and more!

Learn more about additional enrichment opportunities for young writers, e.g. fellowships, internships, submission and production opportunities, personalized events.

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