Our Workshops

Come write the world with US! No matter which class you choose, you’ll become a better writer and communicator,

and you’ll hold your head a little higher knowing you’re a published author. This is your space, where your voice

will be heard, and you’ll be surrounded by supportive teachers and peers. If you haven’t experienced an

Uptown Stories workshop yet, this is the perfect time to give it a try. Don’t wait, classes fill up fast!

Our workshops are Pay-What-You-Can for every familyno exceptions, no proof of income needed

Jane LeCroy

Jane
Fun Facts About Me!

Jane fronts the band The Icebergs and was a part of Sister Spit, the famed west coast women’s poetry troupe!

Stacy Davidowitz

Stacy
Fun Facts About Me!

Stacy once sang the National Anthem solo for a NY Jets game! She was 16 at the time.

Dorkys Ramos

Dorkys
Fun Facts About Me!

When she's not at US, Dorkys spends her time painting and illustrating!

Miss Lasko-Gross

Miss
Fun Facts About Me!

Miss once played a zombie in a low-budget horror movie.

Alejandra Ramos Riera

Alejandra
Fun Facts About Me!

Alejandra achieved a 2021 Emmy nod for Voice Over Actress in La Cucarachita Martina’s Musical Adventure!

Luis Rivera Figueroa

Luis
Fun Facts About Me!

Luis’ first job was at Cold Stone Creamery where he performed mini ice cream ball juggling shows while preparing orders!

I've met a fantastic group of people and become a much better writer. Kate and the rest of the staff are hardworking and fun to work with.

Joseph

Student

Thanks to [Uptown Stories], a passing interest has become a passion.

Gerry

Parent

Uptown Stories redefined "after school enrichment" for me. The kids were learning the fundamentals of good writing, but in a way that felt like a fun romp, rather than a two-hour slog through rules and thesis statements.

HK

Parent

Writing used to be something that was just work; something we have to do at school. However, now it's a way for me to express different things, and it's much more enjoyable now that there is a place where everyone has the same passion for writing that I do.

Anna

Student

I love the teachers, love the community, have made SO many new friends. I feel like I can express myself through writing, and I couldn’t do that before. Everyone should be a part of Uptown Stories!

Isabella

Student

I would not be the writer I am today without Uptown Stories.

Elias

Alumnus

I feel like if I hadn't taken Girls Rising, I wouldn't have become a better writer, and I wouldn't have met some friends who have changed my life.

Xanthe

Student

Being able to expand my mind in a loving and supportive environment has shaped my mind in so many wonderful ways, and I'm eternally grateful for it. I've come a long way, and it's all thanks to the community at Uptown Stories.

Susannah

Student