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We offer free evening and weekend workshops designed to foster creativity, strengthen writing skills, and provide students with a forum for executing projects they might not otherwise have the support to undertake. Workshops range from the playful to the practical, and all are taught by volunteer writers, artists, educators, and publishing professionals.

PLEASE NOTE: Workshop attendance is determined on a first come first serve basis, and may fill up quickly. Once you have signed up for a workshop, please look for an email from workshops@826nyc.org, outlining the next steps and verifying that we have received your request.

Our workshops are limited enrollment and often generate wait lists. With this in mind, please only sign up if you can make every session of a workshop. Thank you!

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Zombie Apocalypse: STEM & Writing Workshop - Session A

4 weekday sessions: August 11, 12, 13, & 14 (2014)

10am-12pm

Taught by 826NYC

For ages 8-12

This summer, indulge your interests in science, technology, engineering, math and the undead at our zombie apocalypse workshop! Each session, you'll get the chance to learn about the spread of disease, figure out how to build your way out of trouble, and gain valuable skills for the inevitable apocalypse. Of course, you will also be carefully documenting humanity's attempt to survive for future civilizations to read. Using hands-on activities and computer programs to model scenarios, you will strengthen your prediction skills and potentially pick up some life-saving survival smarts along the way.

TO ENROLL: Due to limited space and a high volume of interest in our summer workshops, students will be admitted to this workshop on a lottery basis. The lottery will be drawn on June 15. Sign-up for the lottery below:

Zombie Apocalypse: STEM & Writing Workshop- Session B

4 weekday sessions: August 11, 12, 13, & 14 (2014)

2pm-4pm

Taught by 826NYC

For ages 8-12

This summer, indulge your interests in science, technology, engineering, math and the undead at our zombie apocalypse workshop! Each session, you'll get the chance to learn about the spread of disease, figure out how to build your way out of trouble, and gain valuable skills for the inevitable apocalypse. Of course, you will also be carefully documenting humanity's attempt to survive for future civilizations to read. Using hands-on activities and computer programs to model scenarios, you will strengthen your prediction skills and potentially pick up some life-saving survival smarts along the way.

TO ENROLL: Due to limited space and a high volume of interest in our summer workshops, students will be admitted to this workshop on a lottery basis. The lottery will be drawn on June 15. Sign-up for the lottery below:

Summer Filmmakers Program (Williamsburg)- THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

8 Weekday sessions: July 14,15,16,17 & July 21, 22,23, 24

2:00-5:00pm

Taught by 826NYC & NYC Parks

For ages 8-13

Do you have a flare for the camera or love romantic comedies, horror films, or suspenseful dramas? Want to learn what it means to write and star in a movie? In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work in small groups to write, edit, act in, and direct your own short films with the help of our talented volunteers. And that's not all! After the workshop ends you'll get to attend a red-carpet premiere at BAM Rose Cinemas to watch your movie on the big screen.

*Students must be able to participate in ALL eight sessions and may be required to arrive early on some days for extra filming as needed.

TO ENROLL: This workshop is held at and in partnership with the McCarren Park Computer Resource Center in Williamsburg (776 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY 11222). Due to limited space and a high volume of interest in our summer workshops, students will be admitted to this workshop on a lottery basis. The lottery will be drawn on June 1. Sign-up for the lottery below:

Summer Filmmakers Workshop (Park Slope) -THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

8 Weekday sessions: July 14, 15, 16, 17 & July 21, 22, 23, 24

2:00-5:00pm

Taught by 826NYC

For ages 8-13

Do you have a flare for the camera or love romantic comedies, horror films, or suspenseful dramas? Want to learn what it means to write and star in a movie? In this workshop you will have the opportunity to work in small groups to write, edit, act in, and direct your own short films with the help of our talented volunteers. And that's not all! After the workshop ends, you'll get to attend a red-carpet premiere at BAM Rose Cinemas to watch your movie on the big screen.

*Students must be able to participate in ALL eight sessions and may be required to arrive early on some days for extra filming as needed.

TO ENROLL: This workshop is held at 826NYC's Park Slope location (372 5th ave Brooklyn, NY 11215) Due to limited space and a high volume of interest in our summer workshops, students will be admitted to this workshop on a lottery basis. The lottery will be drawn on June 1. Sign-up for the lottery below:

Summer "Brief Fiction" Workshop for Teens- THIS WORKSHOP IS FULL

5 Thursday sessions: July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7

6:00-8:00pm

Taught by Eben Fenton

For ages 13-18

Are your characters lethargic and moody? Do they seem confused and without direction in life? Do they tell you everyday that they're sick of the old story models and scenes, and want to experience more? Maybe they're just tired of hearing about "Rising Action." Whatever the case may be, you're in luck! In this workshop you'll learn about characters and how they feel and react to conflict. You'll even get a chance to try out new characters in five weeks of flash and micro fiction, six word memoirs and plenty of time to talk with other writers about the work you might want touched up or refreshed. The final session of the workshop you’ll get to share your words and walk away with a class book as a published author.

*Students must be able to attend all 5 session of this workshop.

TO ENROLL: Due to limited space and a high volume of interest in our summer workshops, students will be admitted to this workshop on a lottery basis. The lottery will be drawn on June 1. Sign-up for the lottery below:

Oral Storytelling: The Power of Quiet Voices

4 Wednesday sessions: May 7, 14, 21, and 28 (2014)

6:00pm-8:00pm

Taught by Kyle Proehl

For ages 13-18

Everyone knows a superhero's mask conceals a regular citizen with a regular name and a regular job. But if you peel back the name and job of that regular Joe or Jane, what would you reveal? What hidden stories might you find right there in plain sight? In this workshop, you'll learn how to interview, transcribe, and share the story of someone in your community who has an important perspective to tell. Using digital recording, photography, and words, you'll bring this person's oral history to life and have your final work published online by 826NYC for the world to see.

* Students must be able to attend all 4 workshop sessions! Additional research time on one weekend during the workshop may occur.

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Some Past Workshops

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All the World's a Stage, February 2005

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The Big Dig, October 2004

Some Past Workshops

Tiny Foodies

June 06, 2007

Creating Comics

May 13, 2008

Comics About You

September 08, 2004