Registration is now open for April 2019 workshop offerings. Full descriptions are available below. Please note: All workshops will begin and end at our Center in Egleston Square at 3035 Washington Street.

Tuesday, April 16

Growling, Yowling, Fluff, and Feathers: Animal Poems
Full Day Field Trip to the Rose Kennedy Greenway
Ages 6-8
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Some creatures hide under park benches and others sneak between the blades of grass beneath our feet. Join us on our field trip to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, where we’ll learn about the animals that live in and around Boston and get a chance to ride their carousel! Artists from the Writers’ Loft will then help us make our own animal poetry.

Practical Fantasies: Magical Realism
Ages 9-11
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Fantasies let us escape from what is real and normal by traveling to other worlds or by imagining something magical in our own world. In this workshop, students will learn how to write fantasy stories and myths that make life much more interesting!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17

Make Your Own Podcast (Part One)
Ages 9-11
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
In this two-part workshop, you’ll learn from professional podcasters about the ins and outs of audio stories. With the
help of folks from the Podcast Garage, you’ll get the chance to conduct and record your own interview and turn it into a publishable podcast! Please note that enrolled students must attend both sessions.

Sometimes You Discover Electricity: The Scientific Method of Creative Writing
Full Day Field Trip to the Museum of Science
Ages 12-14+
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Join resident science enthusiast and 826 Boston Program Assistant Andrew Yim on our field trip to the Museum of Science. Taking inspiration from the spirit of trial and inquiry in each exhibit, we’ll create pieces of writing that begin with questions sparked by the wonderful things we see and learn in the museum.

THURSDAY, APRIL 18

Make Your Own Podcast (Part Two)
Ages 9-11
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
In this two-part workshop, you’ll learn from professional podcasters about the ins and outs of audio stories. With the help of folks from the Podcast Garage, you’ll get the chance to conduct and record your own interview and turn it into a publishable podcast! Please note that enrolled students must attend both sessions.

Curiouser and Curiouser: Tales of Another Land
Ages 6-8
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Ever wanted to create your own wacky adventure? Or invent a strange realm filled with Tweedledees and cats who grin from ear to ear? In this Alice-in-Wonderland-inspired workshop, you can! You will write and illustrate your own original story that  gets stranger and stranger as it progresses, and you’ll leave with a unique illustrated storybook of your own creation.

FRIDAY, APRIL 19

Script a Visual Novel!
Ages 12-14+
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Are you a fan of anime? Do you enjoy adventure games? Bring together two things you love! In this workshop, you will create a scenario and write the script of a visual novel, a type of Japanese game that’s growing in popularity in the United States, too. You’ll even get to see your game’s scene play out on the big screen! Join Chris Lafortune, Technology Coordinator at Steadfast Solutions and 826 Boston volunteer extraordinaire, for a fun tour of this zany medium.

Dear Diary: An Intro to Journaling
Ages 6-8
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
From daily reflections to morning meditations, there are many benefits of having your own journal. This workshop will introduce students to what it’s like to have one of their very own! With the help of Boston-born artist, poet, and 826 Boston team member Durane West, students will design their own journals and create their first entries.

Registration is now open for April 2019 workshop offerings. Questions? Call 617.442.5400 or email Tim.

826 Boston’s Creative Writing Workshops provide fuel for the imagination. Our class offerings have ranged 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.