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
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...
Recirculation, 876 Riverside Drive
Mondays, 4:30PM - 6:30PM
For many of us, picture books are what first sparked a lifelong joy for reading and crafting stories. From Max's wild rumpus to Sam-I-am's obsession with green eggs and ham, these books stay in our hearts long after the last page has been read. In this bilingual workshop, we'll revisit our favorite children's books through the eyes of a writer and illustrator, getting to the bottom of what makes some books so memorable. Then we'll develop and write our own...
178 Bennett Avenue
Tuesdays 5:30-7:30PM
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
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
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
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...
178 Bennett Avenue
Thursdays 4:30-6:30pm
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 10:00AM-12:00PM
Everybody loves the rise of a hero – faced with adversity, he or she chooses to do good in the world. But what about those who go the other way? Why do Lord Voldemort, Darth Vader, the Wicked Witch and Loki all choose a darker path? Books, movies, and TV are full of fascinating villains and foes, all with their own backstories – and here’s where our adventure begins! In this workshop, you’ll turn the accepted hero vs. villain storyline...
178 Bennett Avenue
Saturdays 1:00-3:00PM
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...
178 Bennett Avenue
Saturdays 3:00-5:00PM
Grab your pens and your moral compass because we’re going on an epic journey! With Josh Bayer as our brave leader, we’ll be creating, writing, and illustrating comics featuring our very own heroes, from origin story to the victorious last battle. Who is your hero? An ordinary human? Space Cat? Robot? And where do they come from? Earth? A distant planet? NYC? Are they on a quest? Will they use mind-boggling intelligence or creativity to rise above obstacles? Maybe your...