Registration is now open for 826 Boston’s virtual February vacation Creative Writing Workshops. Students grades 1-12 can sign up for seven different 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, February 16

Into the Writer-Verse: Creating Comic Book Characters 
Grades 1-2
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Throw on your cape and speed into the 826 Galaxy! After developing a superhuman name and strength, you’ll have the power to invent your heroic (or villainous) origin story…KAPOW!

Words I Wish I Didn’t Give Up On
Grades 9-12
1:30 AM – 3:00 PM

Blow the dust off of your notebook and pull out your pencil! In this workshop, poet Dzidzor will offer framing questions and writing strategies to help you revitalize pieces that you left deserted,  but not forgotten.


Wednesday, February 17

Write to Your Future – FULL
Grades 3-5
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” In this workshop, you will transport to the year 2050 and write about your future friends, city, and self. Singing robots, flying cars, dancing holograms—anything is possible!

Astronaut Training 101: Speeding Through Time and Space
Grades 6-8
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Houston, we have a mission! Train to be an astronaut for this special relativity workshop, where you will launch paper rockets, travel through time, and log your experiences as time becomes warped during your intergalactic explorations.


Thursday, February 18

Creature Lab 3000
Grades 1-2
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Leading Zoologist Dr. Schmorfenborf needs your help! In this hands-on workshop, she will show you how to create a new species with materials you already have in your lab (or home). Bring your zaniest—and brainiest—animal ideas to Creature Lab 3000.

Flash Fiction Fort Party (Bilingual) – FULL
Grades 3-5
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Can you tell a story in three sentences? How about three words? This workshop will teach the tricks you need to create really, really, short stories in Spanish and English. Between writing, we’ll take a break to build forts, playing with structures on and off the page.


Friday, February 19

Writing the Real You
Grades 6-8
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Work alongside writer Candace McDuffie, and learn how to transform personal experiences into powerful stories. Prompts, readings, and discussions will inspire you to share, reflect, and write a narrative that celebrates YOU.

 

We hope to see you this February 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.