Fall Workshops 2021

Fall 2021 Writing Workshops

We’re back, and ready to write about everything we’ve seen, done and experienced over this crazy summer – and we hope you are too! Workshops start the week of September 20, and our rockstar teachers are ready to go. Are you? Space is filling up fast, so don’t wait – register now!

Please note, for all in-person workshops, students 12 and up must be vaccinated. We are following state and federal guidelines for COVID-19. All of our teachers are vaccinated, masks are mandatory for students, temperature checks will be done upon entering the building, and a parent/legal guardian will be required to digitally sign a waiver before your child starts their workshop. If you have questions about this policy, please email us at [email protected].
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178 Bennett Avenue
Mondays 4:30-6:30PM
8-12
If you can’t wait to turn the page, the writer has succeeded in telling you a great story. What does it take to develop characters, settings, dialogue, and plot elements that have you on the edge of your seat? This workshop answers those questions and more! We’ll breakdown the parts of fiction writing each week and test out what we’ve learned with some on-the-spot writing. You’ll work with your peers, too – giving advice and feedback, while hearing what they...
178 Bennett Avenue
Tuesdays 5:30-7:30PM
13-18
The difference between a good writer and a great writer is the willingness to step outside your comfort zone; this workshop will push you towards greatness. Regardless of your preferred writing genre – and we welcome them all – we gather with two goals in mind: improving our own writing and supporting each other. In short, we’re here to work. During the first half of the workshop, you’ll be challenged with advanced craft exercises, playing with voice, point-of-view, challenging word...
via Zoom
Wednesdays 4:00-6:00PM
12-16
Girls, with all its beauty and all its shortcomings, the world is about to be yours. You’re going to be faced with more choices than your mothers and grandmothers could have ever imagined. Your voice will have as much power as any other woman’s has had in human history, and countering that will be generations-old ingrained bias and inequality. They’re hard to see at times, but we feel the weight of them everyday. This is the workshop where we rise...
via Zoom
Wednesdays 4:00-6:00PM
11-14
They are some of the most terrifying and mystical creatures in folklore worldwide. We’re obsessed with their beauty, power and abilities. No matter what you call them – Quetzlcoatl (MesoAmerica), Ninki Nanka (The Gambia), Shenlong (China), Akhekh (Kemit/Egypt), and Vritra (India) – dragons are a major character in our collective story. We’ll research dragons from around the world that will inform our own writing. Not only will we build on existing dragon lore...
PS187 Schoolyard, Fort Tryon
Thursdays 3:30-5:30PM
8-13
Tired of being inside? Do you want to be wild and/ break out of the limitations that are always being set? Poetry is the answer. We're putting on our masks, meeting at the PS187 school yard and going on a poet's adventure! Poetry is a way of seeing things outside the boxes they are always being put in. We'll be rejuvenated by the nature of Ft. Tryon park and emboldened by our resilient neighborhood. We'll explore the wilds of language...

This workshop is sold out

178 Bennett Avenue
Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm
8-11
Girls, it's time. Time to be smart, time to be creative, time to let your voice be heard! Every girl has a story that she needs to shout from the mountain tops-- that includes you. Come write, discuss, and revel in what you love, in what inspires you, and discover how you're going to change in the world. During this girls-only workshop, you'll get energized by a few lady rebels from history, and be surrounded by girls who are ready...
178 Bennett Avenue
Saturdays 1:00-3:00PM
14-16
We welcome you to Snobby Poetry, should you be up for the challenge. We’re a self-motivated, uber-supportive band of misfits who read, write, and share poems. We love words, rhyme (only when used sparely, thank you), observation, and Walt Whitman (obviously.) Poetry is an illogical measuring device, filled with seemingly impossible comparisons and instructions; that is why we are called to write it. We are the liars who tell the truth. If this sounds like you, or if you’ve already...