Writopia Los Angeles

Writopia Los Angeles

 

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Writopia Lab is a non-profit organization that runs year-round writing workshops for highly engaged kids and teens (ages 8-18). Workshops have a maximum of six students, and are all led by a published author or a produced playwright. Students who participate in our workshops read their original writing at local bookstores, see their stories published in our online literary magazine The PARENTHETICAL, and are eligible to have their work produced in Writopia’s annual Worldwide Plays Festival in New York City, sponsored by David Letterman’s production company Worldwide Pants (L.A. student theater and film festival coming soon!).

Please contact Lauren Lewis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or at (323) 761-0453 for more information.

 


2013-2014 Workshop Schedule


 

Santa Monica, Encino, Silver Lake, El Segundo

 

2013-2014 SCHOOL YEAR SCHEDULE

Workshop enrollment is ongoing. We prorate sessions for those who sign up late. We also begin mid-season sessions on a rolling basis. Students may register for one session or even a full year! Participants who have completed a piece of memoir, fiction, or poetry by the end of the workshop will be invited to read their writing at a local book store during the year.

If you don't see a workshop that fits your schedule, let us know and we'll try to open a new one!

Please contact Lauren Lewis at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or at (323) 761-0453 for more information.

 

 

LA HEADQUARTERS (SANTA MONICA) WORKSHOPS

Location: First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

What They're Saying

"Writopia Lab was an unexpected soaring flight and blossoming of our daughter. She found her voice, was excited every week and could not wait to share what she was writing. 'Please read my work, let me read you what I am writing...' This from a normally reticent 9-year-old. Absolutely amazing!"
- Kim, Writopia parent (Fall 2012)

"Writopia has been a blessing for my son. His amazing teacher has connected him to his creative spirit in a way that has never happened before. My 17-year-old son is now proud to call himself a poet and is excited about continuing to learn and write in College."
- Denise, Writopia parent (Fall 2012)

"Our 9-year-old daughter is working with Steve Lewis in Los Angeles. His Writopia classes have provided complete inspiration and focus for her to pursue her creative talents in a learning environment. He has made writing exciting, fun, and rewarding... and her teachers have certainly noticed the impact it’s had on her! I can’t thank you and him enough."
- Terri, Writopia parent (Spring 2013)

Monday

Fall Trimester: September 9th-November 18th
Winter Trimester: December 2nd-March 3rd
Spring Trimester: March 17th-June 2nd

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 10
5:15 PM to 6:45 PM Ages: Teens

 

Tuesday

Fall Trimester: September 10th-November 12th
Winter Trimester: November 19th-February 11th
Spring Trimester: March 4th-May 13th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 10
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 11 to 13

 

Wednesday

Fall Trimester: September 11th-November 13th
Winter Trimester: November 20th-February 12th
Spring Trimester: March 5th-May 14th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 11 to 13
5:15 PM to 6:45 PM Ages: Teens

 

Thursday

Fall Trimester: September 12th-November 21st
Winter Trimester: December 5th-February 20th
Spring Trimester: March 6th-May 15th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 10
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens

 

Friday

Fall Trimester: September 13th-November 15th
Winter Trimester: November 22nd-February 14th
Spring Trimester: March 7th-May 16th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 11 to 13
5:15 PM to 6:45 PM Ages: Teens

 

Saturday

Fall Trimester: September 14th-November 2nd
Winter Trimester: December 7th-February 15th
Spring Trimester: March 8th-April 26th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: 8 to 10
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: 11 to 13
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: Teens

 

 

 

ENCINO WORKSHOPS

Location: Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

Monday

Fall Trimester: September 9th-November 18th
Winter Trimester: December 2nd-March 3rd
Spring Trimester: March 17th-June 2nd

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 10

 

Tuesday

Fall Trimester: September 10th-November 12th
Winter Trimester: November 19th-February 11th
Spring Trimester: March 4th-May 13th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 11 to 13

 

Wednesday

Fall Trimester: September 11th-November 13th
Winter Trimester: November 20th-February 12th
Spring Trimester: March 5th-May 14th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens

 

Thursday

Fall Trimester: September 12th-November 21st
Winter Trimester: December 5th-February 20th
Spring Trimester: March 6th-May 15th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 10

 

Friday

Fall Trimester: September 13th-November 15th
Winter Trimester: November 22nd-February 14th
Spring Trimester: March 7th-May 16th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 11 to 13

 

 

 

SILVER LAKE WORKSHOPS

Location: Silver Lake Community Church

Monday

Fall Trimester: September 9th-November 18th
Winter Trimester: December 2nd-March 3rd
Spring Trimester: March 17th-June 2nd

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 10

 

Tuesday

Fall Trimester: September 10th-November 12th
Winter Trimester: November 19th-February 11th
Spring Trimester: March 4th-May 13th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 11 to 13

 

Wednesday

Fall Trimester: September 11th-November 13th
Winter Trimester: November 20th-February 12th
Spring Trimester: March 5th-May 14th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens

 

Thursday

Fall Trimester: September 12th-November 21st
Winter Trimester: December 5th-February 20th
Spring Trimester: March 6th-May 15th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 10

 

Friday

Fall Trimester: September 13th-November 15th
Winter Trimester: November 22nd-February 14th
Spring Trimester: March 7th-May 16th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 11 to 13

 

 

 

EL SEGUNDO WORKSHOPS

Location: El Segundo United Methodist Church

Monday

Fall Trimester: September 9th-November 18th
Winter Trimester: December 2nd-March 3rd
Spring Trimester: March 17th-June 2nd

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 10

 

Tuesday

Fall Trimester: September 10th-November 12th
Winter Trimester: November 19th-February 11th
Spring Trimester: March 4th-May 13th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 11 to 13

 

Wednesday

Fall Trimester: September 11th-November 13th
Winter Trimester: November 20th-February 12th
Spring Trimester: March 5th-May 14th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens

 

Thursday

Fall Trimester: September 12th-November 21st
Winter Trimester: December 5th-February 20th
Spring Trimester: March 6th-May 15th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 10

 

Friday

Fall Trimester: September 13th-November 15th
Winter Trimester: November 22nd-February 14th
Spring Trimester: March 7th-May 16th

(Which weeks do we meet?)

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 11 to 13

 


 

Holiday Workshops

 

LA HEADQUARTERS (SANTA MONICA) HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

Location: First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

April 14th – 18th

  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 8-10
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 11-12
  • 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 13-15
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: 11-12
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: 13-15
  • 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: 15-18
  • Pay Online for a Five-Day Half-Day Workshop. Please inquire about pro- rated fees for this week.

     

     


    All writers who complete original creative work will be invited to publish their pieces on our online magazine, The Parenthetical, and to participate in a public reading at Barnes and Noble at the end of the summer.

    Workshop Cost: $560 Sliding Scale Options: $390 | $290 | $180 We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and operate on an honor-based sliding scale tuition system in order to make our programs accessible to as many young writers as possible, regardless of ability to pay. Learn more about our sliding scale policy here.