826 Boston’s Creative Writing Workshops provide fuel for the imagination. Our class offerings range from sock puppet theater and slam poetry, to sports writing and restaurant reviewing. Ensure your students’ writing skills stay sharp during February and April break by checking out our upcoming course offerings–there’s a little something for everyone, at every age.

Volunteers: got a great idea for a workshop? Download a workshop proposal and send it on in! Want more information? Read our workshop guidelines.

April Workshop Series, April 21-24, 2015

For students ages 6-8:

Planet Earth, 3015 Wednesday, April 22, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Envision Earth in the future. Will dinosaurs once again roam the planet? Will all humans look like robots? Only journaling will tell. Come celebrate Earth Day with Bigfoot and write a diary entry about life in the future! Teachers: Victoria Guida & Anusha Mookherjee


For students ages 8-11:

Floating Islands, Buried Cities Tuesday, April 21, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

The Dictionary of Imaginary Places is full of made-up worlds like Wonderland and Oz. Create your own imaginary place and tell the tale of your adventures. Leave with your own map! Teacher: Nancy Butman

Cut It Out! Thursday, April 23, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Words are everywhere! Learn how to make your own poems by cutting out words and phrases from newspapers, magazines, recipes, textbooks, and other found objects. Make the words around you say new and exciting things! Teacher: Taylor Kennedy

Improv Olympics Friday, April 24, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Imagine you’re yourself. Not hard, right? Now, imagine you’re a police officer, then a cat, then a flight attendant flying over Beijing. We will help you find hilarious new characters and versions of yourself through improvisation and comedy. Get ready to laugh– it will be the most fun “you” will ever have! Teachers: Liquid Fun, Boston University’s Comedy Improv Group


For students ages 11-14:

Don’t Kill My Scribe! Wednesday, April 22, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

What inspires you to create? Your favorite park down the street? A song you can’t stop listening to? Using inspiration from your community, develop colorful characters and make them come to life through interactive theater games. No acting experience necessary! Teachers: Stephanie Recio & Lauren Miller Company One Theatre

Spoken As One Friday, April 24, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

By building 3D sculptures, watching videos, and playing interactive games, you will learn to harness the power of collaboration to create original group poems. Build personal power through the collective voice! Teacher: Jacey Rubinstein


For students ages 14+:

When I Was Your Age Tuesday, April 21, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Maybe the smell of onions reminds you of your grandpa, or the sound of thunder reminds you of your first dog. Our memories are linked to the senses: taste, touch, smell, sound, and, of course, sight. Using your five senses, you will learn how to make your memories come to life by writing your own short memoir! Teacher: Danielle Geller

Inside Edition: Guantánamo Bay Thursday, April 23, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Guns. Torture. Intrigue. Misconceptions abound when you hear about Guantánamo Bay. Challenge your understanding of this contested space as you take on the role of journalist and create your own newspaper inspired by Cuban rafters detained at the Guantánamo Bay Naval Base. Teacher: Faye Charpentier & Kerry McDonough, Northeastern University

For a registration form in English or Spanish click here. For detailed registration form directions, including deposit information click here. For a full workshop calendar click here.

Since we have limited space in our workshops, we request a fully refundable deposit per student ($20 for students under 12 years old and $10 for students 12 and over). We return your deposit after the student attends all sessions of the workshop. No student will be refused access for inability to leave a deposit. If you are unable to leave a deposit, please indicate that on the registration form by checking the appropriate box.