Registration is now open for 826 Boston’s Virtual April vacation Creative Writing Workshops. Students grades 1-12 can sign up for our free creative writing workshops (see workshop calendar below), which will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

Please complete this registration form for each student you are registering.

Note that space is limited, and selecting a workshop on the registration form DOES NOT guarantee a space in the workshop. An 826 Boston team member will confirm workshop availability with you after you sign up.


Tuesday, April 20th

When I’m Mayor: Writing the Winning Speech (Part 1)*

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Grades 3-5)
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Grades 6-8)

A three-part publishing workshop! The results are in and congratulations! You have been elected the next mayor of Boston! In this workshop, you’ll write an acceptance speech and put together a playlist for your very own inauguration. 826 Boston will then publish your writing in a signature 826 Boston book that will come out right before Boston’s next mayoral election this fall.

*Continues on Wednesday and Thursday.

 

Fossil Detectives: Tracing (Big)Footsteps Through the Ages

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Grades 3-5) 

STEM Workshop! Throw on your scientist’s hat and join 826 Boston for an exciting exploration through prehistoric times! Study clues left by Earth’s earliest animals and develop a story about a mystery species.


Wednesday, April 21st

When I’m Mayor: Writing the Winning Speech (Part 2)

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Grades 3-5)
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Grades 6-8)

A three-part publishing workshop! The results are in and congratulations! You have been elected the next mayor of Boston! In this workshop, you’ll write an acceptance speech and put together a playlist for your very own inauguration. 826 Boston will then publish your writing in a signature 826 Boston book that will come out right before Boston’s next mayoral election this fall. 


Letters to Ourselves: Envisioning Our Future Communities

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Grades 6-8)

Special guest facilitator! Join Boston’s first-ever Youth Poet Laureate Alondra Bobadilla as you imagine your community’s future. In this workshop, we will create and converse about identity, vision, healing, and community.


There and Back Again: Time Travelling Flash Stories 

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Grades 1-2)

Ready for a time-traveling journey? In this workshop, you’ll learn to write super short stories that pack a punch while imagining your characters’ adventures all the way from Ancient Egypt, to the Harlem Renaissance, and beyond!


Thursday, April 22nd

When I’m Mayor: Writing the Winning Speech (Part 3)

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Grades 3-5)
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Grades 6-8)

The results are in and congratulations! You have been elected the next mayor of Boston! In this workshop, you’ll write an acceptance speech and put together a playlist for your very own inauguration. 826 Boston will then publish your writing in a signature 826 Boston book that will come out right before Boston’s next mayoral election this fall. 


Meet the Press 

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Grades 9-12) 

Ever thought about a future in news media? Join us for a panel discussion and writing workshop moderated by the Program Director of TeensInPrint, Carla Gualdron, as we learn about the work of journalists from The New York Times, WBUR, The Boston Globe, and more.

Bigfoot’s Secret Writing Lair (Part 1)*

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Grades 6-8) 

Calling all future novelists, songwriters, lyricists, and poets! On day one of this two-part writing workshop intensive, you will get to explore poetry, fiction, and nonfiction writing styles. 

*Continues on Friday.


Friday, April 23rd

Up, Up, and Away! (STEM Workshop)

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM (Grades 6-8) 

What if we didn’t need planes to fly? What if we could navigate the globe in weather balloons instead? Join MIT scientists as we use a state-of-the-art computer simulation to plan your journey around the world using the most environmentally friendly air travel ever invented: the wind! You’ll even get to decorate your own virtual globe.


Bigfoot’s Secret Writing Lair (Part 2)

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Grades 6-8) 

On day two, you will choose a writing style to learn more about and give it a try yourself, all while receiving support from our expert writing tutors. Bigfoot, an accomplished writer himself, might even make an appearance! 

 

We hope to see you this April vacation! If you have any questions, reach out to jesslynchfoust@826boston.org.

 

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.