Come join a Writopia Lab Debate workshop and explore timely topics, formulate strong arguments, and debate with your peers. In age-based groups, writers dive deeply into big-picture ideas as they relate to real-world events and learn tools for evaluating topics from various angles. Debaters work in teams and prepare written and oral arguments for their side, and then hash out the arguments they’ve developed and ideas they’ve championed, in a friendly, competitive, and joyous final debate on the last session, where families are invited to watch. After the final round, teams collaborate to jointly solve the real world issue they just debated, based on both sides’ views and research.
Debaters think critically, work collaboratively, and present their arguments passionately.
This super fun, specialized program was designed in collaboration with the 2019 NY State Champions of National Congressional Debate, Writopia Lab teens, Arjun Mazumdar (Click here to read an article by Arjun) and Jonathan Bar On.