Middle School Advanced Writing Exploration Program

The Middle School Advanced Writing Exploration Program (AWE) invites Writopia 7th and 8th grade writers to be part of a community of dedicated, focused writers looking to explore, expand, and deepen their literary passions. The program includes multi-genre workshops, as well as genre-specialized master class sessions. All workshops are student-driven and author-led, and writers will receive continuous feedback from their instructor and peers.

The AWE program also includes one private-session in which the writer can focus on academic essay writing, admissions essays, or the creative genre of their choice.

The program will inspire and challenge middle school writers, as well as prepare them for Writopia’s popular and esteemed Creative Portfolio program for high schoolers.

This is an application only program. We are currently accepting applications for the Brooklyn and DC programs. To join the waitlist for the Upper West Side or online sessions, email yael@writopialab.org.

Tuition: $865 (Sliding scale: $645 or $495. Limited financial aid available.)

Click here to apply for AWE!



Winter Session:
  • Week 1: Multi-genre Workshop and Goal Setting
  • Week 2: Multi-genre Workshop
  • Week 3: Mystery and Horror Master Class Part 1
  • Week 4: Mystery and Horror Master Class Part 2
  • Week 5: Multi-genre Workshop
  • Week 6: Screenwriting Master Class Part 1
  • Week 7: Screenwriting Master Class Part 2
  • Week 8: Multi-genre Workshop
  • Week 9: Author visit and publishing discussion
  • Week 10: Comedy Master Class Part 1
  • Week 11: Comedy Master Class Part 2
  • Week 12: Final Workshop and Celebration
Options:
  • Online
    • Tuesdays, 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM ET (Dates: Jan 10 through Apr 4)
    • Wednesdays, 7 PM to 8:30 PM ET (Dates: Jan 11 through Apr 5)
  • Upper West Side
    • Sundays, 4 PM to 5:30 PM ET (Dates: Jan 8 through Apr 2)
  • Park Slope
    • Mondays, 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM ET (Dates: Jan 9 through Apr 10)
  • Tenleytown, DC
    • Fridays, 3:45 PM to 5:15 PM ET (Dates: Jan 13 through Apr 7)

Application for Advanced Writing Exploration for Middle Schoolers (AWE) Summer 2023 coming soon!