Creative Writing Workshops
For Teens and Young Writers
offer Creative Writing Workshops
For Ages 7 to 18
Through our partnership with Writopia Lab.
Writopia Lab is a creative writing program for kids and teens, ages 8 to 18. Workshops are grouped by age and feature no more than six students. All instructors are published novelists, playwrights and poets trained in Writopia Lab's workshopping method.
With a focus on making writing fun for kids and teens, Writopia Lab workshops foster the discipline and craft required for excellent written expression. Our students learn grammar and word choice through practical application, not rote. They acquire confidence and sociability through peer review and through public readings of their own work.
Writopia Lab is a 501(c)3c nonprofit dedicated to not turning away students based on their ability to pay. The program's mission is to create and sustain a diverse community of young writers, and to provide an open, safe, and nurturing space for youth to find and express their voices through creative and intellectual endeavors. Workshops are peppered with fun, friendship, and productive games as young writers are guided in the process of choosing and completing their own original pieces, including short stories, poetry, plays and personal essays.
We'd love to answer any questions you have! For more information about Writopia Lab in Westchester and Fairfield counties, please email Lena.Roy@WritopiaLab.org or call (914) 401-4159. You can also join the mailing list to get updates on Writopia Lab schedules and events.
Parents: At Writopia, your kids enjoy individual attention, fun writing games, laptops, and best of all, completing a wonderful original story with the help of a published author!
Kids: Do you love the idea of developing your first short story, script, or memoir? Or, if you are already a prolific writer, are you thrilled by the idea of polishing exceptional new pieces? Or have you had less positive experiences, and would like to join a community that can change your entire feeling about writing?
Then join our year-round creative writing workshops! Our students enter at different levels...and leave with one or more pieces of polished, original prose!
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Ten weekly 90-minute after-school or weekend sessions cost $475, and students may register at any point during the school year. Enrollment is ongoing throughout the school year (September to June). Ask about our pro-rated fees.
Five-day intensives (three hours a day) during summer camp and school holidays cost $475.
Private sessions cost $95 per hour.
Needs-based fees can be arranged. Writopia Lab is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to create and sustain a diverse community of young writers; provide an open, safe, and nurturing space for creative and intellectual endeavors; and identify ways that creative youth can use their gifts. Toward those goals, Writopia Lab never turns away students based on their ability to pay.
WHEREWestport Writers' Workshop, 3 Sylvan Road South, Westport