National Write-In

National Write In
and Write-a-Thon!

On April 22nd, Writopia Lab will lead two programs: 1) a National Write-In at seven locations across the country and/or 2) a Write-A-Thon, during which writers across the country help raise funds to bring writing workshops and ongoing literacy support to families in homeless and domestic violence shelters.

The Write-In

Write all day, make friends, meet your writing goals.

Dedicated, passionate writers ages 12 to 18 join together for an all-day writing session in every Writopia region across the country. Participants meet with nationally recognized writers, work with Writopia’s professional writing instructors, and bond with writers from their area. 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!

The Write-In includes:

  • quiet, uncensored writing spaces,
  • a community of dedicated, passionate writers,
  • writopia instructors,
  • laptops (though you can bring your own if you would like to),
  • a 20-minute poetry (un)slam,
  • an author visit,
  • pizza and snacks, and
  • an opportunity to help raise funds to support teen writers through the Write-A-Thon (not required).

The Write-A-Thon

Whether you’re writing at one of our locations or writing from home, you can help raise the funds needed to continue bringing our programs to resident kids and teens at domestic violence shelters and Homes for the Homeless family shelters.

Participants will solicit donations based on the number of words they write during the day, as we work to raise $35,000 for school-year off-site programs and summer scholarships. For example, someone who contributes ten cents per word to a writer who writes 1,000 words, would end up giving $100.

Participants can send friends and family to to make donations. Donors, please fill out the form below. After you click donate you will be prompted to enter the amount you are donating.

Please visit the Write-A-Thon page to register, learn about the process, and download a pledge sheet.

Thank you so much for your support! You can learn more about the work we do at Homes for the Homeless and other programs we run on our outreach page.

Click here to Register now for the Write-In!

$20 per person

Writer's name

Region specific details coming soon! For questions about this event, please contact us.

Write-In Locations

Upper West Side
(address coming soon!)

Park Slope
(address coming soon!)

New York Metro North
104 North Washington Avenue
Hartsdale, NY 10530

Washington, D.C.
(address coming soon!)

West Loop
(address coming soon!)

Los Angeles
(address coming soon!)

San Francisco Bay Area
(address coming soon!)

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