Writopia DC

Writopia DC Quick Facts

Writopia DC holds workshops for kids ages 6 – 18 in creative, expository/analytical, and college essay writing.

Our fall, winter, and spring workshops meet weekly for 10 1.5 hour after school or weekend sessions and are capped at seven writers each.

At the beginning of a workshop, each student chooses to write in the genre of his or her choice for the week (i.e. humor, realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, memoir, poetry, scripts, or journalism). Teens usually focus on completing one piece over the week; our younger writers sometimes write several stories.

We hold workshops in several locations across the DC area:

  • Tenleytown, DC
  • Capitol Hill, DC
  • Falls Church, VA
  • Rockville, MD

 

For dates and times, see the schedule below. To register for a session, contact us at 202-629-9510 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

SCHOOL YEAR:


SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AND SUMMER BREAK:


ONE-DAY HOLIDAY WORKSHOPS:

Following workshops are all at our Tenleytown, Falls Church, and Capitol Hill locations.

 

  • Ages 9- 18
  • Time: 10a- 1pm
  • Dates: Please see below.
Monday, January 18th, 2016 (MLK Day): Creative Writing Workshop
Monday, February 15th, 2016 (Presidents Day): Creative Writing Workshop

 

TENLEYTOWN and CAPITOL HILL

Friday, February 12th, 2016
Friday, May 6th 2016
Friday, May 6th 2016
Friday, June 17th 2016
Monday, January 25th 2016
Thursday,March 24th 2016
Monday, June 20th 2016

 

FALLS CHURCH

(Arlington Count Public School Closings)
Monday February 1st 2016
Monday April 18th 2016

 (Fairfax County Public School Closings)
Tuesday January 19th 2016
Friday February 5th 2016
Monday March 28th 2016
Friday April 22nd 2016

(Prince George's County Public School Closings) 

Friday January 22nd 2016
Friday February 12th 2016
Thursday March 24th 2016

 

YEAR-ROUND:

Workshop enrollment is ongoing. We prorate sessions for those who sign up late. 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.


2015-2016 Workshop Schedule:

 

Writopia DC Headquarters
Tenleytown

Fall 2015 (weekly): September 8th - December 6th
Winter 2016 (weekly): January 4th - March 27th
Spring 2016 (weekly): April 4th - June 19th
Summer 2016 (week-long): begins June 20th

 

Writopia DC Satellites
Capitol Hill, Rockville and Falls Church

Fall 2015 (weekly): September 8th - December 6th
Winter 2016 (weekly): January 4th - March 27th
Spring 2016 (weekly): April 4th - June 19th
Summer 2016 (week-long): begins June 20th

 

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SCHOOL YEAR SCHEDULE

VACATION PROGRAMS

SUMMER CAMPS

COLLEGE ESSAYS

SCHOLASTIC AWARDS


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2015-2016 SCHOOL YEAR SCHEDULE


DC HEADQUARTERS (TENLEYTOWN) WORKSHOPS

Location: Writopia DC's New headquarters

If you don't see a time that suits, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  We may be able to add a workshop.

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Monday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 6-7
  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 8-9
  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 10-11
  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 12- 13
  • 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM Ages: Teens

 

Tuesday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 6-7
  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 8-9
  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 10-11 Also at this time: Expository/Analytical
  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 12-13
  • 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM Ages: Teens
  • 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM College Essay Workshop
  • 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Ages: 12-13 Also at this time: Expository/Analytical
  • 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM Ages: Teens

 

Wednesday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 6-7
  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 8-9
  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 10-11
  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: Teens Filmmaking Workshop!
  • 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM Ages: 12-13
  • 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM Ages: Teens Also at this time: Expository/Analytical

 

Thursday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

 

Friday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 6-7
  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 8-9
  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 10-11
  • 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM Ages: 12-13
  • 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM Ages: Teens

 

Saturday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

  • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: 6-7
  • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: 8-9
  • 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM Ages: 10-11
  • 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM Ages: 12-13
  • 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: Teens
  • 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Ages: 10-11
  • 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: 12-13
  • 12:45 PM to 2:15 PM Ages: Teens
  • 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: 10-11
  • 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM Ages: Teens
*For Ages 8-9 in afternoon, please email

 

Sunday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

  • 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM Ages: 8-9
  • 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM Ages: 10-11
  • 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM Ages: 12-13
  • 10:30 PM to 12:00 PM Ages: 10-12 Filmmaking Workshop!3
  • 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: Teens
  • 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM Ages: 10-11
  • 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: 12-13
  • 12:45 PM to 2:30 PM Ages: Teens
*For Ages 8-9 in afternoon, please email

 

 


CAPITOL HILL (SE DC) WORKSHOPS (Monday - Saturday)

Location: Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church

Monday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 8-9

 

Tuesday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

  • 4:00 to 5:30PM Ages: 10-11

 

Wednesday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

  • 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM Ages: 12-13

 

Thursday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: Teens

 

Friday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

  • 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM Ages: 6-8
  • 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM Ages: 10-12

 

Saturday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

  • 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM Ages: 10-12

 

 

FALLS CHURCH WORKSHOPS

Weekday Location: Christ Crossman United Methodist Church

 

Monday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

  • 4:15 PM to 5:45 PM Ages: 8-9
  • 4:15 PM to 6:45 PM Ages: 10-11
  • 4:15 PM to 6:45 PM Ages: Teens

 

Tuesday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

  • 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Ages: 10-11
  • 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Ages: 12-13

 

Wednesday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

 

Thursday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

  • 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Ages: 10-11
  • 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Ages: Teens

 

Friday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

 

Saturday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

  • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: 8-9
  • 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: 10-12
  • 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: 8-9
  • 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM Ages: Teens

 

 

ROCKVILLE WORKSHOPS

Location: Johns Hopkins University -- MCC

Notice: Writopia has leased or rented facilities from the Johns Hopkins University. However, Writopia and any programs operated by Writopia are not related to or affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University in any way. Writopia is an entirely separate legal entity with no connection to the Johns Hopkins University aside from the temporary use of facilities for the specified program.


Monday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Ages: 8-9
4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Ages: Teens Essay Writing

 

Tuesday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Ages: 12-13

 

Wednesday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Ages: Teens

 

Thursday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Ages: 10-11

 

Friday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Ages: 8-9

 

Saturday

(Which weeks do we meet?)

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: 10-11
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM Ages: 12-13
1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Ages: Teens

 


Pricing


School Year--10 Weekly 90-minute Writing Workshops: $560

Summer Intensives-- 5 day 3-hour Intensive Workshops: $560

(Families who can not afford the fee: please see sliding scale information below.)



SLIDING SCALE OPTIONS

Honor-Based Sliding Scale Fee Options:
| $560 | $390 | $290 | $180 |

About the Sliding Scale Fees
WritopiaLab operates with limited resources, relying heavily on support from the community to sustain our programs. So we ask those who can afford to pay full price to do so. Also, if you can afford to pay the full price in monthly installments, that would be preferred as well. However, we realize that not everyone can afford the fee, so we have determined a sliding scale that includes a range of tuition amounts. Please consider your family income, resources, and dependents in the household when determining the appropriate fee for your child. This process is honor-based and confidential. Since we do not require any supporting documentation, we hope that you are honest in your assessment.

Writopia Lab's fees cover the expenses of running a school and allow us to provide generous scholarships and flexible sliding scale fees.