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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Uptown Stories helped me grow as an artist from all the tips and tricks they gave me for drawing.
Uptown Stories has helped me grow as a writer because I realized that you can write about literally anything.
The quality of the teaching at Uptown Stories is phenomenal--it is not an exaggeration to say that my daughter's teacher is one of the most important and influential adults in her life, and I couldn't be happier about that.
My daughter took a summer workshop at Uptown Stories. She presented her story at Word Up Bookshop and it was amazing! They even did a Facebook live broadcast for working parents. A great resource in our community and an even better resource for our kids to have a love of writing.
Uptown Stories has given my daughter a voice. She's become a passionate writer who has the skills and opportunities to tell her stories in many ways. We are so grateful for this wonderful organization and its excellent, caring teachers!
Kate and her team of amazing, talented instructors engage the kids in ways I couldn't have imagined. My ADHD child (who gets "bored" in an instant) begs to go back every term. I feel so fortunate to have discovered Uptown Stories for my child.
My 17-year old son has been lucky enough to have this creative outlet in his life since he was in 4th grade and I can honestly say that Uptown Stories has changed his life. I am a big fan of Uptown Stories and its mission to provide a safe space for young writers from all walks of life.
Uptown Stories has encouraged me to write and that makes me feel more confident in my writing.
My daughter is 8 years and is doing her second session with uptown stories. She loves it! She has learnt a lot about expressing herself. Teachers are very lively and encouraging. Since it is pay as you can it makes it affordable.
I wish the classes were a bit longer! I had so much fun! I didn't want it to end!