April workshops are currently full and closed for registration. Full descriptions are available below. Please note: All sessions will be held over Zoom, a free video conferencing program. Details on how to connect to Zoom will be sent to you prior to the workshop.


Tuesday, April 21

Things That Go “Bump” (FULL)
Grades 3 – 5
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Grab your flashlights and blankets and gather around (virtually)—it’s time to hear a scary story! This workshop will explore the fundamentals of effective horror writing, with a focus on using what we find surprising or unusual in our daily lives to create the beginning (or ending) of a delightfully spooky tale.


Waterworks Museum *Virtual Field Trip* (FULL)

Grades 1 – 2
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Who says you can’t go on a field trip from the comfort of your own home? Come along for a virtual tour of the Waterworks Museum! During this workshop, you’ll explore the not-so-simple importance of simple machines, and will work together to complete the Simple Machine Design Challenge (participants will need access to household supplies such as paper, paperclips, scissors, and rubber bands to complete the challenge. Additional suggested materials that can be used in the Simple Machine Design Challenge will be included in your confirmation email).


Wednesday, April 22 

Puppet Theater (FULL)
Grades 3 – 5
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Storytelling can take many different forms: sometimes your medium is words on a page, and other times it’s string, paper, and fabric. In this workshop, you’ll become master puppeteers and learn how to use puppets to bring your stories to life (participants will need access to household supplies such as paper, socks, scissors, or string to complete the challenge. Additional suggested materials that can be used to make your puppets will be included in your confirmation email).


Thursday, April 23

Making Real Characters (FULL)
Grades 6 – 8
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

In this workshop, you’ll learn how your favorite (and least favorite) characters are created, have a chance to develop your own characters, and bring them to life for the group! You’ll create a character with defined traits, mannerisms, and avoice that you can use in your own stories.


Friday, April 24

My Pet Zoo Animal (FULL)
Grades 1 – 3
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Have you ever wanted to bring your favorite zoo animal home to live with you as a pet? Now is your chance to imagine what fun and crazy times you and your new pet could have at home together! You’ll write and illustrate a story about your animal and share your stories with friends online.

Squad Up! Storytelling Edition (FULL)
Grades 4 – 6
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Storytellers, unite! In this collaborative writing lab, you’ll work as a team to develop unique characters and write them in and out of wacky situations. Some people say writing is a solitary activity—in this workshop, we’ll explore how, sometimes, the most interesting stories are the ones we tell together!

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.