Paying Online

Please follow one of these links to pay for your workshop or private session(s):

Trimester-Long Workshop

These workshops meet one day a week during fall, winter, and spring trimesters. Workshops meet for ten 90-minute sessions.

Workshop Location
Student Name



Half-Day Summer Workshop

These workshops generally meet five days in a row, for 3 hours each day, and run on school holidays and every week of the summer.

Workshop Location
Student Name

School-Year Vacation Workshop

These workshops meet two days in a row, 9:00-4:30 each day, on select school breaks.

Program and Date
Student Name

In-Lab or Online Private Sessions

Private sessions are usually requested by a) high school seniors developing their college essays; b) writers who wish to work on fiction, memoirs, or scripts individually before joining a workshop; c) writers who enjoy one-on-one editing and development; d) students struggling with expository writing (school essays).


In-Lab and online private sessions can be scheduled for one or more hours per session at our Katonah, Hartsdale, or Stamford labs. The fee is $100 per hour.

Number of Sessions
Student Name
Parent/Guardian Name

In-Home Private Sessions

In-Home Private Sessions can be scheduled for one or more hours in Westchester or Fairfield counties. A Writopia Lab Instructor will come to your home (or a local library if you prefer). A home computer and wireless internet are recommended. The fee is $115 per hour.

Number of Sessions
Student Name

About our Fees

Writopia Lab is a 501(c)3 non-profit that operates with limited resources, relying heavily on support from the community to sustain our programs — over 95% of our funding comes from the community in the form of these workshop and membership fees. Because we know there are families who cannot pay the full fee, we are willing to accept sliding-scale fees for one or two spots in each workshop. While we don't require supporting documents to demonstrate your financial hardship, we do ask that families pay the full fee if they can afford to do so; this is what enables us to offer our workshops to families in more difficult financial situations.

To enquire about discounted fees, please email Rob (, or call (914) 401-4159.

Writopia Lab's fees cover the expenses of running a workshop program and allow us to provide generous laptops and sliding-scale scholarships. We will not be able to offer honor-based sliding scale discounts to those in need if those who can afford the fee choose to pay a discounted amount.If you wish to support Writopia Lab, please make a donation to help families afford our services.

If a child withdraws two weeks (or more) prior to the workshop start date, payment can be credited toward a future workshop at no cost, or refunded with a $50 cancellation fee. If withdrawal is requested within two weeks of the workshop start date, the same policy applies, as long as we are able to fill the spot. However, if we are unable to fill the spot, we cannot refund or credit the workshop. Missed days can be made up during another week in the summer, provided that there is space available.

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Our Mission

Writopia Lab fosters joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing.

We have never turned away a student whose family was unable to pay for workshops. Fifty percent of our students attend on either partial or full scholarships.

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