We offer a wide range of free evening and weekend workshops designed to foster creativity, strengthen writing skills, and provide students with a forum for executing projects they might not otherwise have the support to undertake. Workshops range from the playful to the practical, and all are taught by volunteer writers, artists, educators, and publishing professionals in our community.


826michigan has traditionally offered creative writing workshops in multiple spaces in southeast Michigan–in our writing lab on Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor, our writing lab on Winder Street in Detroit’s Eastern Market, and in many community partner spaces like the Ypsilanti District Library.

During the spring and summer of 2020, all 826michigan workshops will take place over distance and in virtual spaces. You can see our current offerings below, and more will be added soon.

Read our Writing Core Values here: Writing Core Values

click this link to view all of our current distance learning program options!


Writing for Wee-bots (Click here to register!)

Ages: 5-10

Wednesdays: Oct 7 – Dec 9 (No session on November 25 for Thanksgiving Break!)


A weekly storytime program—join whenever you can make it!—through which early writers read a story together and practice one aspect of the author’s work in our own writing. 


Write Now Writing Kits (Click here to order your kits!)

Hard copy or digital writing kits covering a range of topics and writing projects, delivered to your family to write all summer long, anytime! 


YpsiWrites Writing Activities (Click here to visit the YDL website!)

Three writing activities a week that can be done anytime, anywhere! These activities accompany the Ypsilanti District Library’s summer learning themes of Garden-to-Table, Around the World, and STEAM. Check out for even more writing activities for writers of all ages!


Liberty Street Robot
Supply & Repair
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 761-3463
Detroit Robot Factory
1351 Winder
Detroit, MI 48207
(313) 818-0255