• Event Calendar

  • Writopia Lab Benefit 2018

    Benefit
    Who
    Donors and parents welcome!
    *Business attire required
    When
    Wednesday, November 14th, 2018
    6:30 PM – Cocktail Reception and Live Entertainment
    7:00 PM – Feature Presentation honoring 10 of New York City's most promising youth-serving nonprofits
    7:30 PM – Cocktail Reception and Live Entertainment Continue
    9:30 PM – Reception Concludes
    Where
    The Grand Hyatt New York at Grand Central Terminal
    109 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
    Details

    Come celebrate and support Writopia at Youth INC's 2018 Celebration to Benefit New York Kids! Youth INC uses venture philanthropy to empower NYC-based youth-centered nonprofits like Writopia to build and achieve long-term sustainability. This will help Writopia provide continuous, ongoing support to over 1,000 low-income students in NYC each year, on a weekly basis and throughout the summer in our in-school and after school workshops, in one-on-one sessions, and at our day camps and sleepaway camps.

    Get tickets and learn more at here.
    For any questions, please email milana@writopialab.org.

  • 5K Run, Walk, or Roll for Writopia!

    5Krun
    Who
    All families and all writers of all ages!
    When
    Sunday, November 10th, 2018
    7:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Where
    Riverside Park
    Enter at Riverside Dr. & 108th St, New York, NY USA
    Details

    The event features a professional pre-race warm-up and stretch, a professional announcer, live DJ, and one-of-a-kind Writopia Lab event gear. It will be an amazing time with friends, family, neighbors, co-workers and other charitable individuals like yourself.

    Come be part of the magic! We serve over 1000 children from low income families throughout the year on-site and at Title 1 schools, and strive to raise $90-$100,000 each year toward classroom writing support and bringing our amazing community of diverse writers to WriCampia! Run, walk, roll, or just hang out with Writopia Lab writers, instructors, and counselors in support of Writopia Lab's financial aid program.

    Register and learn more at runtowrite.greatfeats.com.
    For any questions, please email rebecca@writopialab.org.

  • Teen Writers' Summit 2018

    Sponsored by the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts
    Who
    Teen writers ages 13 to 19 and their families from the New York metropolitan area!
    When
    Sunday, November 4th, 2018
    10:15 AM to 5:00 PM
    Where
    The New School
    55 W 13th Street
    2nd Floor
    Theresa Lang Center and The Dorothy Hirshon Suite
    Details

    The Mission of the Teen Writers’ Summit is to curate a diverse platform for teens to assess and advocate their writing by engaging the journalism, collegiate, and literary landscapes. The Summit will include panel discussions, a college/book fair, and a college essay review station.

    With the help of our teen leaders, we have curated hour-long panel discussions featuring Scholastic Art & Writing representatives, PEN America representatives, directors of undergraduate creative writing programs, literary magazine and book editors, literary agents, and established authors, journalists, playwrights and comedians.


    Click here to register register.


    This is a FREE EVENT, but we do have a special Insider's Ticket!

    Please consider purchasing this ticket or donating $50 to support the Teen Writers' Summit.

    (The $50 Insider's Ticket includes a tote bag, books from our recommended reading list, and other literary swag)

    Name

    Take a look at our panel discussions:
    The Silencing of Loud Voices
    What Success Means for a Poet
    What’s Funny?
    Thinking Outside the Stage
    Just Getting Started
    Breaking News
    Writing Outside of Yourself

  • NYC Youth Poetry Festival 2018

    This summer, Writopia is partnering with the Poetry Society of New York to host the 2018 Youth Poetry Festival on July 28th and 29th from 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM. Join us on Governors Island for free Teen Poetry Workshops, staged readings, an island-wide scavenger hunt, and more! For teens ages 13+ interested in attending the one-day (either Saturday or Sunday) poetry workshops, please register here. The all-ages scavenger hunt does not require registration.
    Poetry Fest 2017
    When
    Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th, 11:00 AM to 5:30 PM
    • Scavenger Hunt: All day (Complete at your own pace!)
    • Teen Poetry Workshops: 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM
    • Staged Readings:
      • Teen Workshoppers: 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      • Scavenger Hunt Participants: 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM
    Where
    Governors Island
    Colonels Row
    Details
    • For Teens ages 13+: Register for a one-day (either Saturday or Sunday) poetry workshop taught by a published poet. Participants will meet in age-based groups to write and revise original poetry, and explore the island on a poetry hike. Each day will culminate in a staged reading for family and friends. Participants must bring their own lunch.
      • 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM: Workshop 1 - Creating content
      • 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM: Lunch break
      • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM: Poetry hike around the island
      • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Workshop 2 - Revision and performance techniques
      • 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Staged reading
    • For All: Island-wide scavenger hunt. Read, write, and find poetry (at your own pace) throughout the island and make your way to Colonels Row where participants can add a line or two to the 2018 Youth Poetry Festival collaborative poem. Participants can also sign up to read their original writing at our staged readings taking place at 4:00 PM both Saturday and Sunday.
       

    Please email Abby@WritopiaLab.org for more information!

  • NYC Youth Poetry Festival 2019

    This summer, Writopia is partnering with the Poetry Society of New York to host the 2019 Youth Poetry Festival on July 27th and 28th from 11 AM to 5 PM. Join us on Governors Island for free Teen Poetry Workshops, staged readings, an island-wide scavenger hunt*, and more! For teens ages 13+ interested in attending the 1-day (either Saturday or Sunday) poetry workshops, please register here. Upon registration, teens will have an opportunity to submit up to 5 poems for consideration in Writopia Lab’s new teen curated literary magazine.

    *The all-ages scavenger hunt does not require registration.


    Poetry Fest 2017
    When
    Dates: Saturday, July 27th and Sunday, July 28th
    Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Scavenger Hunt: All day (Complete at your own pace!)
    • Teen ages 13+ Poetry Workshops: 12:00-5:00 PM
    • Staged Readings:
      • 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM
      Where
      Governors Island
      Colonels Row
      What
      • For Teens ages 13+: Register for a 1-day (either Saturday or Sunday) poetry workshop taught by a published poet. Participants will meet in age-based groups to write and revise original poetry, and explore the island on a poetry hike. Each day will culminate in a staged reading for family and friends. Participants must bring their own lunch.
        • 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM: Workshop 1 - Creating content
        • 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM: Lunch break
        • 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM: Poetry hike around the island
        • 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM: Workshop 2 - Revision and performance techniques
        • 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM: Staged reading
      • For All: Island-wide scavenger hunt. Read, write, and find poetry (at your own pace) throughout the island and make your way to Colonels Row where participants can add a line or two to the 2019 Youth Poetry Festival collaborative poem. Participants can also sign up to read their original writing at our staged readings taking place at 4:00 pm both Saturday and Sunday.
         

      Please email Abby@WritopiaLab.org for more information!

    • Author's Corner Featuring Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Léna Roy

      Becoming Madeleine
      When
      Saturday, June 2nd, 2018
      5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
      Where
      Crestwood Library
      16 Thompson Street, Yonkers, NY 10707
      Details

      Longtime Writopia instructor Léna Roy and her sister Charlotte Jones Voiklis (also a Writopia mom) will be reading from their middle grade biography of Madeleine L'Engle: Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters. They will also be discussing the writing and publishing process.

      Entry is $20 for the cost of the book and pizza!

      Sign up here.

    • National Write-In

      National Write-In

      The Write-In

      Write all day, make friends, meet your writing goals.

      October 27th
      See below for locations and times
      $20 per person (includes pizza!)

      Dedicated, passionate writers ages 12 to 18 join together for an all-day writing session in every Writopia region across the country. Participants meet with nationally recognized writers, work with Writopia’s professional writing instructors, and bond with writers from their area. Whether you’re an experienced Writopian or have never heard of us, if you’re excited to spend a day writing, we’re excited to host you!

      The Write-In includes:

      • quiet, uncensored writing spaces,
      • a community of passionate writers,
      • preparation for NaNoWriMo,
      • genre rooms,
      • feedback stations from instructors,
      • a surprise special guest author, and
      • completion certificates.
      Register Now!
         

      Write-In Fee

      Fee
      Location
      Writer's name

      Region specific details coming soon! For questions about this event, please contact us.

      Write-In Locations

      NYC (UWS)
      10 AM to 4 PM

      155 W. 81st Street, Suite A
      New York, NY 10024
      New York Metro North
      10 AM to 4 PM

      104 North Washington Avenue
      Hartsdale, NY 10530
      Washington, D.C. Metro
      12 PM to 5 PM

      4000 Albemarle St, NW, 3rd Floor
      Washington, DC 20016
      Chicago (West Loop)
      11 AM to 2 PM

      641 W Lake St
      Suite 200, Chicago IL 60661
      Los Angeles (Westside)
      10 AM to 3 PM

      10642 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 210
      Los Angeles, CA 90025

    • Upper West Music Fest 2018

      Upper West Music Fest

      Writopia is proud to present the Upper West Side Teen Music Festival

      The UWS Teen Music Festival is an opportunity for teenage musicians between the ages of 15 to 18 to showcase their best, original songs. The festival welcomes rock bands, rappers, and and solo acts alike to perform fifteen-minute sets of original material. Not part of Writopia? No worries, the UWS Teen Music Festival is open to all to perform.

      Writopia supports performers to challenge their audience with provocative, thought provoking subject matter but does not support hate speech which we define as making statements by which a group is threatened, insulted or degraded due to race, skin color, national or ethnic origin, faith, sexual orientation, disability, body type, sex or gender.

      Festival Details

      6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on Saturday, May 19th

      The Loft
      150 W 83rd St
      New York, NY 10024

      Submit your music to be part of the Festival!

      Submission is free!

       

      The deadline to submit is Friday, April 6th at midnight. Final lineup will be determined by May 1st.

      Purchase Tickets

      Click here to purchase tickets!

    • Wild Writopia!

      When
      Saturday, May 12th, 2018
      10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
      Where
      Oceanfront parallel to Reel Inn
      18661 Pacific Coast Hwy
      Details

      At Writopia, outdoor writing is designed to get writers observing their surroundings, exploring the city, and celebrating sensory details, and we want you to experience it with us! Join us in various locations all over Los Angeles to write in nature, become acquainted with Writopia, meet our regional manager, and get to know other young writers and writerly families in your community.

      Families will enjoy writing about a shared funny or dramatic experience each from your own perspective. (One rule: no one can say, "That's not how it happened!")

      The program costs $30 per family, which includes a complimentary t-shirt.

      RSVP to KimberlyFaith@writopialab.org to secure your spot and get further information about the event!

    • Worldwide Plays Festival 2018

      WPF
      When
      Wednesday, May 9th, 2018
      6PM, 8PM
      Thursday, May 10th, 2018
      6PM, 8PM
      Friday, May 11th, 2018
      6PM, 8PM
      Saturday, May 12th, 2018
      12PM, 6PM, 8PM
      Sunday, May 13th, 2018
      12PM, 2PM
      Where
      Theaterlab (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10025)
      Details

      Following the great success of the immersive production of WPF’s 2017 Home plays, where every play took place in a different room in a home, this year, playwrights must set their plays at a school, where there is so much more to learn than what’s on the board.

      School is where people come to learn and come to teach, but it’s also where people fall in love, come out, protest, and pray. It’s where friendships are formed, where trust is broken, where people make the team and get cut from the play, where teachers are fired and heroes are made.

      Tickets to all shows are $20. Link for tickets coming soon!

    • The Next Chapter: Student Voices Against Gun Violence

      The Next Chapter
      Who
      All teens ages 12 or older
      When
      Thursday, April 26th, 2018
      6:30 PM
      Where
      7 West 83rd Street
      New York, NY 10024
      Congregation Rodeph Sholom
      Details

      On Thursday, April 26th, teens from across New York will be coming together for an evening of poetry, prose, and performance as they speak out against gun violence.

      Writopia teens and Grassroots Fitness teens invite all teens, ages 12 to 18, to join us in support and solidarity. To attend or perform at the event, please register by filling out this form.

    • End-of-Winter Trimester Readings

      LA B&N Reading

      Join us for Writopia Lab's 2018 winter reading series! All enrolled writers are welcome to read a one-minute excerpt from their finished works from the winter trimester at their respective region's reading.

      NYC Upper West Side
      When
      Thursday, March 8th, 2018
      5:15 PM to 6:30 PM
      Where
      New York Public Library -- St. Agnes Library (444 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024)
      Details

      To RSVP or for more details, please email milana@writopialab.org

      Los Angeles
      When
      Sunday, February 25th, 2018
      3:00 PM
      Where
      Barnes & Noble (189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90036)
      Details

      To RSVP or for more details, please email lyndsay@writopialab.org

    • Becoming Madeleine: Book Tour with Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Léna Roy

      Becoming Madeleine

      Anderson's 16th Annual Children's Literature Breakfast

      When
      - Saturday, February 24th, 2018
      8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
      Where
      Bobak's Signature Events
      6440 Double Eagle Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517
      Details

      Longtime Writopia instructor Léna Roy and her sister Charlotte Jones Voiklis (also a Writopia mom) are celebrating the release of their middle grade biography of Madeleine L'Engle: Becoming Madeleine: A Biography of the Author of A Wrinkle in Time by Her Granddaughters. Join Léna and Charlotte at Anderson's 16th Annual Children's Literature Breakfast, where they will be keynote speakers!

      Buy tickets for the Children's Literature Breakfast here.

      A Wrinkle in Time Creative Writing Workshop in LA

      When
      Tuesday, February 27th, 2018
      5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
      Where
      Writopia Westside Lab (Los Angeles)
      10642 Santa Monica Blvd Suite 210, Los Angeles, CA 90025
      Details

      Through personal and group writing and dramatic exercises, participants in this workshop explore their relationship to individuality, diversity, and community, and create their own piece based on some of the themes put forth in Madeleine L’Engle’s classic A Wrinkle In Time. Led by Writopia'a East Coast Léna Roy with LA's very own Lyndsay Hall.

      An Evening with Charlotte Jones Voiklis and Léna Roy at Once Upon A Time Bookstore

      When
      Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
      7:00 PM
      Where
      Once Upon a Time Bookstore
      2207 Honolulu Ave, Montrose, CA 91020
      Details

      Join Léna and Charlotte in a conversation with moderator Alyson Beecher, a nationally recognized children's literature expert and educator, about Becoming Madeleine. The discussion will be followed by an audience Q&A and book signing!

    • Open House for NYC Writopia Parents

      Open House
      Who
      Parents of currently enrolled writers in NYC!
      When
      - Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
      6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      - Tuesday, February 13th, 2018
      6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
      Where
      The Dome Project/Writopia Lab NYC
      486 Amsterdam Avenue (between 83rd and 84th Streets)
      Details

      We have several upcoming open houses for Writopia parents, and we'd love to have you join us! Our directors will give you an overview of our instructional framework, lead some fun and engaging Writopia games, and answer your questions.

      Please RSVP to Milana@writopialab.org with the date of the Open House that you wish you attend. Childcare will be provided; please indicate whether you will need childcare during the orientation in your RSVP.

    • African Diaspora Family Memoir Workshop

      Free Workshop

      Who
      Writers from Haiti, African Nations, and Beyond...
      Families who are native to, or feel deeply connected to these nations or who are part of the diaspora at large: Please join our free, two-hour-long family memoir workshop. Writings from the workshop may be submitted for publication. This workshop is open to all ages!
      When
      Saturday, February 10th, 2018
      1:00 to 3:00 PM
      Where
      The Dome
      486 Amsterdam Avenue
      New York, NY 10024
      Vision

      "At Writopia, we strive to provide a supportive community for our writers because we value their written words and ideas. With so much negativity directed toward African countries, Haiti, and the African diaspora at large, we want to create an intersectional platform that gives our writers from those countries the space to heal and exist. We hope through this anthology our writers are able to have a voice and say, 'I matter, I am visible, therefore my voice deserves to be heard.'"
      - Awa Soumahoro

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    • Youth Essay Writing Conference: a Celebration of Critical Thinking Across Disciplines

      The Panel Discussion

      Who
      All essay writers ages 12 to 18 from throughout the New York metropolitan area!
      When
      Sunday, February 4th, 2018
      1:00 to 4:00 PM
      Where
      New York University Silver Center for Arts and Sciences
      31 Washington Place, New York, NY 10003
      Details

      Writopia’s Winter 2018 Youth Essay Conference: A Celebration of Ideas Across Disciplines was hosted by the Center for Experimental Humanities at New York University. The event was held at NYU’s Silver Center for the Arts and Sciences on February, 4th from 1:00pm-4:00pm

      At this conference, the next generation of thinkers, writers, and leaders shared the ideas and research that they are most passionate about with a panel of their peers and the community at large. The themes covered formed organically from a pool of critical essays we have received from writers ages 12-18 from all over the New York Tri-State area, that highlighted the concerns and commentary of the next generation.

      Panels included:
      The Feminist Critical Lens
      America Revisited
      Psychology and Ethics
      Race and Media
      Technology and Society

      Submissions and conference for Fall 2018 TBA

    • Family Memoir Workshop

      Family Memoir Workshop

      Who
      Families who want to do something unforgettably fun and meaningful together over the holiday week.
      When
      Wednesday, December 27th, 2017
      10 AM to 12 PM
      Where
      486 Amsterdam Ave.
      New York, NY 10024
      Details

      Enjoy writing about a shared funny or dramatic experience each from your own perspective. (One rule: no one can say, "That's not how it happened!")

      Fee: $30 per family.

      For more information, and to sign up,
      please contact registerNYC@writopialab.org.

    • Scholastic Writing Awards Open House

      When
      Sunday, November 19th, 2017
      1:00 to 4:00 PM
      Where
      Writopia Lab Upper West Side
      Details

      Learn about the submissions process, and receive feedback on your work!

      The Scholastic Writing Awards deadline is December 14th, and Writopia is holding an open house for teen writers (ages 12+) interested in submitting their fiction, essays, plays, or poetry to the Awards!

      Writers at any stage of the process are welcome! Please RSVP here.

    • Teen Night at the Nuyorican

      When
      Thursday, December 7th, 2017
      6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (Doors open at 5:50 PM)
      Where
      Nuyorican Poets Cafe
      236 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009
      Details

      Writopia Lab Presents: Spoken word at the Nuyorican Cafe. Created and performed by teens, ages 13-18. !

      All teens across New York City are welcome to take part in this open mic spoken word event. Want to perform at this open mic spoken word event? Want to watch? Enjoy the show!

      Performers are admitted free. Admission for audience is $10 ($7 with student ID) at door. Please RSVP here.

    • End of Fall Trimester Reading: St. Agnes NYPL (UWS)

      When
      Wednesday, December 6th, 2017
      5:15 PM to 6:45 PM
      Where
      New York Public Library -- St. Agnes Library
      444 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY 10024
      Details

      All enrolled Writopia writers are welcome to read a one-minute excerpt from their finished works from the fall trimester!

      Please email milana@writopialab.org to RSVP or for more details.

    • Teen Panel

      When
      Thursday, November 30th, 2017
      5:15 PM to 6:15 PM
      Where
      The Dome Project
      486 Amsterdam Avenue
      Details

      All enrolled Writopia writers are welcome to join a panel with their peers to read and discuss one-minute excerpts from their finished work from the fall trimester!

      Please email milana@writopialab.org to RSVP or for more details.

    • PROMpt

      prom(pt)
      When
      Saturday, November 18th, 2017
      Ages 8-11 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
      Ages 12+ from 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
      Where
      Ansche Chesed Synagogue (251 W. 100th Street, New York, NY 10025)
      Details

      As part of our 10th Anniversary Celebration this year, come dance with us at the one and only Writopia PROMpt! This is a special event for Writopia kids and teens only! You choose the dress code: dresses, ties, jeans, costumes, etc. Tickets are $20!

      Buy tickets here.

    • Frightopia!

      When
      Sunday, October 29th, 2017
      2 PM — 4 PM
      Where
      Writopia Lab Upper West Side and Park Slope
      Details

      It’s a spooktastic party, free for ages 9 and up! Come listen to spooky songs, watch scary movies, or read scary stories… and then try your hand at any of these genres. Additionally, for the week of October 24th through 31st, writers are encouraged to come in costume to workshops all week and enjoy creepy writing games, treats, and fun!

      Please RSVP for the UWS Frightopia Party here and the Park Slope Frightopia Party here. (This is a closed event for enrolled Writopians only!)

    • NYC Poetry Festival

      Writopia Lab at the 2017 NYC Poetry Festival!

      This summer, Writopia is partnering with the Poetry Society of New York to host the 2017 Youth Poetry Festival on July 29th and 30th from 11 AM to 6 PM. Join us on Governors Island for free Teen Poetry Workshops, staged readings, an island-wide scavenger hunt, and more! For teens ages 13+ interested in attending the 1-day (either Saturday or Sunday) poetry workshops, please register here. The all-ages scavenger hunt does not require registration.

      Please email Abby@WritopiaLab.org for more information!

    • Write-In 2017

      Writopia Lab’s
      National Write-In

      Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 from 10 AM to 4 PM

      Join other dedicated writers for an all-day writing session at one of Writopia’s labs across the country. You’ll meet with nationally recognized writers, work with Writopia’s professional writing instructors, and bond with writers from across your region. Whether you’re an experienced Writopian or have never heard of us, if you’re excited to spend a day writing, we’re excited to host you!

      • Quiet, uncensored writing spaces
      • A community of dedicated, passionate writes
      • Writopia instructors
      • We’ll have plenty of laptops!
      • A 20-minute poetry (un)slam
      • A celebrity author visit
      • Pizza and snacks
      Register now!

      $20 per person

      For questions about this event, please contact us.

      New York City

      Upper West Side
      433 West End Avenue
      New York, NY 10024

      New York Metro North

      Hartsdale
      104 North Washington Avenue
      Hartsdale, NY 10530

      Washington, D.C.

      National 4-H Conference Center
      7100 Connecticut Ave
      Chevy Chase, MD 20815

      Los Angeles

      Westside
      New Location
      Realm Creative Academy, 400 Pico Blvd #1
      Santa Monica, CA 90405

      Chicago

      West Loop
      Chicago Literacy Alliance
      641 W Lake St #200
      Chicago, IL 60661

    • 10th Birthday 2017 Benefit

      THANK YOU!

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      We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to everyone who attended our 10th Anniversary, and to all those who offered their support. We could not have asked for a better evening.

      We hope you enjoyed yourself as much as we all did! From Taylor Mali’s beautiful words through Renee Elise Goldsberry’s amazing set, we loved every minute of it, and we are all truly honored to have had you there with us.

      This event, though, wasn’t just a celebration, but also a fundraiser--and we surpassed our goals for the evening and raised nearly $500,000!

      Thank you.

      All proceeds from this event help Writopia Lab support and grow our diverse literary community of children and teens of all backgrounds, including low-income, refugee, LGBTQ, homeless, and hospitalized youth and youth involved with the criminal justice system.

      We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to so many of you who made this event possible:

      Center View • The Writer's Rock • Elisabeth & Ed Wolfe • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee • Good Morning America • Hotel Tonight • Indian Head Camp • Julie & AJ Jacobs • Cinnamon Snail • Debra Wasserman & Jason Glasser • Maree Johnson-Baruch • NBC's Today Show • Treat House • LionTree • Yummy Eats • Lokal • Corporate Presence • Leslie Odom Jr. • Mile End Catering • Puzzle Catering • Cashmere Sale • Treats to Trust • Joseph Todd Events • Skadden • King Restaurant • Alicart Group • Broadway Plus • City Winery • The Crosswicks Foundation • John French • Rachel Ray • S Curve Records • Storm King • The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon • The Flom Foundation • Joseph Todd Events • Taylor Mali

      And an extra special thank you to:

      • All the generous donors for helping Writopia further spread joy, literacy, and critical thinking through creative writing to writers of all backgrounds
      • Jeff Hiller, for hosting
      • Taylor Mali, for his performance
      • Jay Jay French, for orchestrating the auction
      • Renee Elise Goldsberry, for her performance
      • The Board of Directors and Benefit Committee, for helping to organize, and for underwriting the Benefit
      • The Writopia Team, for their incredible hard work bringing everything together

    • Black Lives Matter: Let's Rap About It! (DC)

      Black Lives Matter
      When
      Saturday, October 1st, 2016
      10:30 AM — 12:30 PM
      Where
      NOVA Community College — Alexandria's Campus
      5000 Dawes Avenue, Alexandria, VA
      Details

      Writopia's Regional Manager, Jocquelyn Downs, will be moderating a panel discussion and Q&A organized by Jack and Jill of America's local chapter as part of their presentation of "Black Lives Matter: Let's Rap About It."

      If you have questions, please email Jocquelyn@Writopialab.org.

      To RSVP, please email Soniaprice.esq@gmail.com.

    • Park Slope Lab: Open House and a Free Workshop (Brooklyn)

      When
      Saturday, September 10th
      2 PM — 4 PM
      Where
      Writopia Lab Park Slope
      Details

      Writopia Lab is hosting an open house for parents, and a free workshop for kids and teens! Parents will be able to discuss Writopia’s writing workshop style with Writopia’s founder, Rebecca Wallace-Segall, while kids participate in a mini-workshop with Brooklyn Regional Coordinator, Rachel Barclay. Parents, children, and teens will all get a feel for our uncensored, nurturing, creative, super engaging and fun writing spaces.

      Light snacks and refreshments provided.

      Feel free to drop in or let us know you’ll be coming: registerbk@writopialab.org or (718) 285-9638.

    • Bedford Hills Lab: Open House and A Free Workshop! (NYMN)

      When
      Saturday, September 10th
      11 AM — 12:30pm
      Where
      Bedford Hills Lab
      Details
      Writopia Lab is hosting an open house for parents, and a free workshop for kids and teens! They'll introduce their programs (including their work with the Scholastic Writing Awards) and specialized methods in an information session for parents, and feature Writopia games and exercises for kids and teens in workshops, separated by age. RSVP to jennad@writopialab.org by Sept 8.
    • Hartsdale Lab: Open House and A Free Workshop! (NYMN)

      When
      Saturday, September 10th
      2:00 PM — 3:30pm
      Where
      Hartsdale Lab
      Details
      Writopia Lab is hosting an open house for parents, and a free workshop for kids and teens! They'll introduce their programs (including their work with the Scholastic Writing Awards) and specialized methods in an information session for parents, and feature Writopia games and exercises for kids and teens in workshops, separated by age. RSVP to jennad@writopialab.org by Sept 8.
    • Nanuet Lab: Open House and A Free Workshop! (NYMN)

      When
      Thursday, September 8th
      6 PM — 7:30pm
      Where
      Nanuet Lab
      Details
      Writopia Lab is hosting an open house for parents, and a free workshop for kids and teens! They'll introduce their programs (including their work with the Scholastic Writing Awards) and specialized methods in an information session for parents, and feature Writopia games and exercises for kids and teens in workshops, separated by age. RSVP to jennad@writopialab.org by Sept 7.
    • Submissions: The (Parenthetical) and The Ellipsis...

      When
      Accepting Submissions:
      June 13th — August 26th
      Who Can Submit?
      All writers enrolled in a Writopia Lab workshop
      How to submit
      Talk to your Writopia Lab instructor or email abby@writopialab.org for information about how to submit your writing.
      Submission Guidelines
      Writers may submit fiction, nonfiction, poetry, scripts, graphic novels, comics, and illustraions
      A writer may submit one long piece (no longer than 5,000 words) and one shor piece (no longer than 500 words.
      Excerpts of stories, essays, and poems are not accepted. Writers can submit a chapter from a completed novel
      A submission may be have up to three collaborators. Each collaborator must submit a submission form along with a copy of the piece.
    • Writopia @ Camp Combe

      When
      Week of July 25 & Week of August 1
      Where
      Camp Combe
      Details
      Instructor, Jenna Danoy, brings Writopia’s open, safe, and nurturing space to at Timber Lake Camp this summer! Campers will be encouraged to develop whatever piece they envision &mdash whether it be fiction, poetry, memoir, or playwriting.
    • David Levithan's Teen Author Reading Nights! (Westchester, Fairfield, Rockland)

      When
      August 3, 2016
      6:00 — 7:30 PM
      Where
      New York Public Library — Jefferson Market Branch
      Corner of 6th Avenue and 10th Street
      Details

      Join Léna and the WestFair Writopians on a field trip to David Levithan's Teen Author Reading Nights on July 6th and August 3rd at 6:00! Professional authors of young adult novels will give readings from their newest works, and authors of all ages are encouraged to participate and learn more about writing!

      Readings by:

      Aimee Friedman, Two Summers David Levithan, You Know Me Well Barry Lyga, The Secret Sea Amanda Panitch, Never Missing, Never Found Laura Stamper, Little Black Dresses, Little White Lies Sarvenaz Tash, The Geek’s Guide to Unrequited Love

    • 2016 Children’s Poetry Festival

      When
      July 30th and 31st
      11 AM to 5 PM
      Where
      Colonels Row, Governors Island
      Details
      Writopia and the Poetry Society of New York host the 2016 Children’s Poetry Festival. Join us on Governors Island for a summer weekend of free poetry workshops, open mic events, and more

      This event is free and open to all young Writers!
      Email abby@writopialab.org for more information!
    • Writopia @ Timber Lake Camp

      When
      July 9 - 10
      Where
      Timber Lake Camp
      Details
      Instructor, Danielle Sheeler, brings Writopia’s open, safe, and nurturing space to at Timber Lake Camp this summer! Campers will be encouraged to develop whatever piece they envision &mdash whether it be fiction, poetry, memoir, or playwriting.
    • Writopia @ Buck's Rock

      When
      July 5 — July 8
      Where
      Buck's Rock Camp
      Details
      Instructor, Danielle Sheeler, brings Writopia’s open, safe, and nurturing space to at Buck's Rock Camp this summer! Campers will be encouraged to develop whatever piece they envision — whether it be fiction, poetry, memoir, or playwriting.
    • David Levithan's Teen Author Reading Nights! (Westchester, Fairfield, Rockland)

      When
      July 6, 2016
      6:00 — 7:30 PM
      Where
      New York Public Library — Jefferson Market Branch
      Corner of 6th Avenue and 10th Street
      Details

      Join Léna and the WestFair Writopians on a field trip to David Levithan's Teen Author Reading Nights on July 6th and August 3rd at 6:00! Professional authors of young adult novels will give readings from their newest works, and authors of all ages are encouraged to participate and learn more about writing!

      Readings by:

      Caela Carter, Tumbling
      Jennifer Gilmore, We Were Never Here
      Melissa Grey, The Shadow Hour
      Jeff Hirsch, Black River Falls
      Kathryn Holmes, How it Feels to Fly Ann Stampler, How to Disappear
    • End-of-Year Authors Panel (Westchester, Fairfield, Rockland)

      When
      June 15, 2016
      5 PM - 7 PM
      Where
      Katonah Village Library
      26 Bedford Rd
      Katonah, NY 10536
      Details

      Join us for our end of year celebration! Writopians from Westchester, Fairfield and Rockland Counties who have completed at least one piece at Writopia this year will share a one-minute excerpt from their work and participate in our end-of-year authors panel. We are so happy for these writers to have reached their goals, and are excited for you to hear them rad and talk about their writing process!

      Afterwards from 7-8pm, help us celebrate high school juniors (and Writopians) Ellie Prusko and Claire Fraise and they launch their first novels published on Amazon!

    • Open House at One More Page Books (DC)

      When
      June 12, 2016
      5:00 PM
      Where
      One More Page Books
      2200 N. Westmoreland street
      Arlington, VA 22213
      Details

      Writopia Lab is hosting an open house and free workshop for kids and teens! They'll introduce their programs through a brief information session and an extended workshop, featuring Writopia games and exercises, curated by novelist, essayist, and Writopia instructor Kathleen McCleary. Bring your writing, ideas, and love for writing! Parents and families welcome! Activities will be followed by a Writopia raffle of over $100 in prizes!

      At One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington, VA. Click here for info.

    • Writopia Chicago: Parent Open House

      When
      June 10, 2016
      6:00 - 8:00 PM
      Where
      Next Door Cafe
      659 W. Diversey Parkway
      Chicago, IL 60657
      Details

      We invite all parents and guardians to an information session. Come learn and discuss Writopia Lab’s teaching method and process with Alexandra Cohl, instructor and Program Developer from our Manhattan office, and meet the instructors who are leading our Chicago workshops!

      RSVP or email with any questions to alexandra@writopialab.org.

    • End of Semester Reading: St. Agnes Library (UWS)

      When
      June 8, 2016
      5 PM - 6:30 PM
      Where
      New York Public Library -- St. Agnes Library
      444 Amsterdam Ave,
      New York, NY 10024
      Details
      Join us for Writopia Lab's 2016 summer reading series. The writers reading will have each completed at least one original piece this semester. We are proud of these young writers for reaching their goals, and we are excited for you to hear their pieces read aloud!
    • Barnes & Noble Reading: Upper West Side

      Barnes and Nobel
      When
      May 25, 2016
      5pm - 6:15pm
      Where
      Barnes and Noble
      2289 Broadway
      New York, NY 10024
      Details
      Join us for Writopia Lab's 2016 spring reading series. The writers reading will have each completed at least one original piece this semester. We are proud of these young writers for reaching their goals, and we are excited for you to hear their pieces read aloud!
    • Teen Night at the Nuyorican

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      When
      April 20, 2016
      Doors open at 5:50, Show starts at 6:00 PM
      Where
      Nuyorican Cafe
      236 East 3rd Street
      New York, NY 10009
      Details

      Writopia Lab Presents: Spoken word at the Nuyorican Cafe. Created and performed by teens, ages 13-18

      We're going to slam without scoring, Writopia-style. All teens across New York City are welcome to take part in this open mic spoken word event.

      Want to Perform at this open mic spoken word event? Want to watch? Enjoy the show!

      All performers come for free, $10 tickets, $7 tickets for under 18.

      For questions, please contact danielle@writopialab.org

    • End of Trimester Reading

      When
      March 23, 2016
      6:30 pm
      Where
      Tenleytown Libraray
      4450 Wisconsin Ave NW
      Washington, DC 20016
      Details
      DC Writopiansw read works from the Winter Trimester.
    • Gifted & Talented Symposium

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      When
      March 12, 2016
      12:00 pm
      Where
      New York Law School
      185 W Broadway
      New York, NY 10013
      Details
      nycgt.sched.org
      Writopia founder and Executive Director, Rebecca Wallace-Segall, joins a panel of leaders from programs supporting literacy and critical thinking skills to discuss new ideals and tools for supporting literacy skills.

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