Whether it’s finding your voice, your people, or your place in the world, Uptown Stories is here to help. Now it’s our turn to ask for help! Please consider making a generous donation before 12/31, so Uptown Stories can offer the young people of our community what they need: a place that is their own, where their voices are heard, and where they can write their stories.

Our Mission

Uptown Stories inspires kids to discover and develop their inner voices in a diverse community of writers.

Based in upper Manhattan, we offer small-group writing workshops for children ages eight to eighteen, led by master teachers and professional authors. To ensure our workshops are accessible to all children, tuition is pay-what-you-can. Uptown Stories creates an exciting, challenging, and supportive community in which young authors thrive.

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