The Teen Portfolio workshop for ages 14+ is designed to broaden teens’ creative writing skills, and includes guidance on a variety of projects, including short fiction, playwriting, memoir, essays, and poetry.
Workshops for all age groups from 7-18 are forming for Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. See the full Writopia Lab schedule for Nanuet here.
Writopia Lab was founded in New York City in April of 2007. Workshops have a maximum of six students and are led by a published author or produced playwright who has been fully trained in the Writopia time-tested methodology. In each of the past six years, Writopia students have won more recognition for their writing than any other group of students in the nation. Recent honors include: the most regional and national medals from the Scholastic Writing Awards in the nation; the nation’s top 2012 and 2013 Scholastic Awards Scholarships for Gold Medal Portfolioists; the 2012 and 2013 NYC Teen Literary Honor from New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; and a 2013 YoungArts Scholar Award.
That’s all to simply say that Writopia takes young writers seriously. Just as serious is Writopia’s dedication to a youth-centered experience. A national community of young writers, Writopia Lab fosters joy, literacy, and critical thinking in children and teens from all backgrounds through creative writing. As a 501(c)3 non-profit, Writopia Lab offers sliding scale fees to families in need.