New York Metro North

"Writopia helped me improve my writing skills in many areas including literary criticism and fiction writing. This has been useful in the courses I am taking in college."

— Lindsay Gittelman, Washington University, Writopia Westchester Alumna

New York Metro North Labs

Throughout the year, Writopia Lab offers workshops for kids and teens, ages 7-18, at these labs in New York City's northern suburbs:

Select a link below to see program schedules for these labs. For information, or to request a new workshop, please call (914) 401-4159 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Registration is completed online by visiting the New York Metro North Registration page.

Fees & Payment

Workshop fees can be found and paid by visiting the New York Metro North Payment page.

Mailing List

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School-year WorkshopsWhySoSerious

After-school and weekend writing workshops are offered during the School year. Enrollment is ongoing throughout the fall, winter, and spring semesters, and we prorate sessions for those who sign up late.


Vacation Programs

Writopia Lab offers vacation programs during school breaks.


Summer Programs

Half-day, full-day, and sleepaway programs are available during the summer.


Private Sessions

One-on-one private sessions are available in-lab, in-home, or online via Skype, and can be scheduled for all types of writing, including creative writing, analytical/expository writing, and college essays.


College Essays

For college essay preparation in Westchester and Fairfield counties, Writopia Lab offers private sessions throughout the year.

Click here for more information about Writopia Lab and College Essays.

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Who We Are

Writopia Lab instructors are published writers trained in Writopia Lab’s workshopping method.


H2H Regional Scholastic Writing Awards

Writopia Lab is proud to administer the Hudson-to-Housatonic Writing Region as an affiliate for the Scholastic Writing Awards in nine counties north of New York City: Westchester, Putnam, Rockland, Orange, Ulster, and Dutchess counties in New York; Fairfield, Litchfield, and New Haven counties in Connecticut.



Stay tuned to our mailing list for updates on special events, which include a panel series addressing issues of literacy and culture; showings for the Worldwide Plays Festival; and open-mic student readings at local bookstores and libraries, where young writers are encouraged to share their completed original works.


Online Literary Magazine

Writopia Lab publishes The (Parenthetical), highlighting completed, polished works by Writopia Lab kids and teens, as well as Scholastic Writing Award-winning works from the New York City and Washington DC metropolitan regions.