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 Steve 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.

 


2014-2015 Workshop Schedule


 

Santa Monica, Encino, Silver Lake, MID-CITY, El Segundo, Culver City

 

2014-2015 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 8th-November 10th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9 — Expository/Analytical
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens — College Essay

 

Tuesday

Fall Trimester: September 9th-November 18th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9 — Playwriting
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13 — Playwriting
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens — Playwriting

 

Wednesday

Fall Trimester: September 10th-November 12th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11 — Comics
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens — Graphic Noveling

 

Thursday

Fall Trimester: September 11th-November 13th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 8 to 9
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

Friday

Fall Trimester: September 12th-November 14th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

Saturday

Fall Trimester: September 13th-November 1st

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: Teens
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: Teens

 

Sunday

Fall Trimester: September 14th-November 2nd

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Ages: 8 to 9
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

 

 

ENCINO WORKSHOPS

Location: Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

Monday

Fall Trimester: September 8th-November 10th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11 — Expository/Analytical
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens — College Essay

 

Tuesday

Fall Trimester: September 9th-November 18th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

Wednesday

Fall Trimester: September 10th-November 12th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

Thursday

Fall Trimester: September 11th-November 13th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 8 to 9
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

Friday

Fall Trimester: September 12th-November 14th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens

Saturday

Fall Trimester: September 13th-November 1st

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: Teens
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: Teens

 

 

 

SILVER LAKE WORKSHOPS

Location: Silver Lake Community Church

Monday

Fall Trimester: September 8th-November 10th

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 8 to 9 — Expository/Analytical
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 8 to 9
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Ages: Teens — College Essay

 

Tuesday

Fall Trimester: September 9th-November 18th

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11

 

Wednesday

Fall Trimester: September 10th-November 12th

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13

 

Thursday

Fall Trimester: September 11th-November 13th

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Ages: Teens
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM Ages: 11 to 12

 

Friday

Fall Trimester: September 12th-November 14th

4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13

 

 

 

MID-CITY WORKSHOPS

Location: Westside Jewish Community Center

Monday

Fall Trimester: September 8th-November 10th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

 

 

El Segundo WORKSHOPS

Location: El Segundo United Methodist

Monday

Fall Trimester: September 8th-November 10th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11 — Expository/Analytical
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens — College Essay

 

Tuesday

Fall Trimester: September 9th-November 18th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

Wednesday

Fall Trimester: September 10th-November 12th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

Thursday

Fall Trimester: September 11th-November 13th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 8 to 9
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

Friday

Fall Trimester: September 12th-November 14th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

Saturday

Fall Trimester: September 13th-November 1st

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: Teens
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: Teens

 

Sunday

Fall Trimester: September 14th-November 2nd

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Ages: 8 to 9
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

 

 

Culver City

Location: The Exploratory

Monday

Fall Trimester: September 8th-November 10th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11 — Expository/Analytical
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens — College Essay

 

Tuesday

Fall Trimester: September 9th-November 18th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

Wednesday

Fall Trimester: September 10th-November 12th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

Thursday

Fall Trimester: September 11th-November 13th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 8 to 9
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

Friday

Fall Trimester: September 12th-November 14th

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Ages: Teens
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
5:00 PM to 6:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

Saturday

Fall Trimester: September 13th-November 1st

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: Teens
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: 8 to 9
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: 10 to 11
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: 12 to 13
12:00 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: Teens

 

Sunday

Fall Trimester: September 14th-November 2nd

1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Ages: 8 to 9
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Ages: 10 to 11
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Ages: 12 to 13
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

 


 

Holiday Workshops

 

LA HEADQUARTERS HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS

We offer week-long workshops during school breaks. Check back for seasonal listings.

 


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.