Current Schedule

Things to know about 826michigan workshops:

Greetings, workshop students and families!

Our Workshops Program now takes place in three cities: Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit! Be sure to double-check the location of your program!

Our Saturday workshops are facilitated by our amazingly talented teaching artists!


For 6-10
Type Drop-In
Day Monday
Time 5:00-6:00pm
Session Oct 1-May 20
Redford Branch of the Detroit Public Library
21200 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48219

weE-Bots at the Redford Branch of the Detroit Public Library

Want to help?
No pre-registration is necessary
This workshop is a drop-in program, COME WHEN YOU CAN

weE-Bots is a program for our youngest writers. Students use their creativity to experiment with all kinds of writing. We cover a new topic each week, starting by reading a book together. Then, we experiment and try out something exciting that the author has done as a writer in our own way. Over the semester, students have the opportunity to brainstorm, draft, revise, publish, and perform their new work! We supply the writing exercises and all the materials—students just need to come equipped with their imaginations!

Note: We run two weE-Bots programs– one in Ann Arbor at the Liberty St. Robot Supply & Repair Shop and the other in Detroit at the Redford Branch of Detroit Public Library

For 6-10+
Type Drop-In
Day Wednesday
Time 6:00-7:00pm
Session Oct 3-May 29
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

weE-Bots on Liberty St. (Ann Arbor)

Taught By:
Claire Stano
Bio
Want to help?
No pre-registration is necessary
This workshop is a drop-in program, COME WHEN YOU CAN

weE-Bots is a program for our youngest writers. Students use their creativity to experiment with all kinds of writing. We cover a new topic each week, starting by reading a book together. Then, we experiment and try out something exciting that the author has done as a writer in our own way. Over the semester, students have the opportunity to brainstorm, draft, revise, publish, and perform their new work! We supply the writing exercises and all the materials—students just need to come equipped with their imaginations!

This program is facilitated by one of our amazing volunteers, Claire Stano!

Note: We run two weE-Bots programs– one in Ann Arbor at the Liberty St. Robot Supply & Repair Shop and the other in Detroit at the Redford Branch of Detroit Public Library

For 12+
Day Saturday
Time 10:00-12:00pm
Session Nov 3
Detroit Robot Factory
1351 Winder St.
Detroit, MI 48207

Creating Mazes with Words: Choose Your Own Adventure Poems (and Stories)- Detroit Session

Taught By:
Elizabeth Mitchell
Bio
Want to help?
Want to attend?

Have you ever been inside a maze? Mazes often allow you to make choices. Left or right? Keep going or turn around? But there are some mazes that have one beginning and one ending and no choices to make while traveling through the maze. Most poems have one beginning, one middle, and one end. But you can create many paths in a poem. Like a maze, there are multiple choices a reader can make in your poem to arrive at the ending. Have you ever read or made a choose your own adventure story? Have you ever seen a choose your own adventure poem? You will explore creating poems that can be written and read in multiple ways. Then you will create a choose your own adventure poem or story.

For 12+
Day Saturday
Time 10:00-12:00pm
Session Nov 10
ydl_whittaker
Whittaker Rd Branch Ypsilanti District Library
5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Creating Mazes with Words: Choose Your Own Adventure Poems (and Stories)- Ypsi Session

Taught By:
Elizabeth Mitchell
Bio
Want to help?
Want to attend?

Have you ever been inside a maze? Mazes often allow you to make choices. Left or right? Keep going or turn around? But there are some mazes that have one beginning and one ending and no choices to make while traveling through the maze. Most poems have one beginning, one middle, and one ending. But you can create many paths in a poem. Like a maze, there are multiple choices a reader can make in your poem to arrive at the ending. Have you ever read or made a choose your own adventure story? Have you ever seen a choose your own adventure poem? You will explore creating poems that can be written and read in multiple ways. Then you will create a choose your own adventure poem or story.

For 12+
Day Saturday
Time 12:00-2:00pm
Session Nov 17
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Creating Mazes with Words: Choose Your Own Adventure Poems (and Stories)-Ann Arbor Session

Taught By:
Elizabeth Mitchell
Bio
Want to help?
Want to attend?

Have you ever been inside a maze? Mazes often allow you to make choices. Left or right? Keep going or turn around? But there are some mazes that have one beginning and one ending and no choices to make while traveling through the maze. Most poems have one beginning, one middle, and one ending. But you can create many paths in a poem. Like a maze, there are multiple choices a reader can make in your poem to arrive at the ending. Have you ever read or made a choose your own adventure story? Have you ever seen a choose your own adventure poem? You will explore creating poems that can be written and read in multiple ways. Then you will create a choose your own adventure poem or story.

For Ages 6-12
Day Saturday
Time 12:00-1:30pm
Session Dec 1
Detroit Robot Factory
1351 Winder St.
Detroit, MI 48207

Bright as Stars: Using your favorite things to describe yourself (Detroit Session)

Taught By:
Elizabeth Mitchell
Bio
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What’s your favorite song? What’s your favorite thing to do? What we enjoy tells us a lot about ourselves. Are you funny like your favorite film? Do you have a lot of courage like your favorite video game character? We will make a list of what we enjoy and use these things to make metaphors and similes to describe ourselves. By the end of the workshop, you will make a collage poster that blends images of things you like with the words you have written about yourself.

For Ages 6-12
Day Saturday
Time 12:00-1:30pm
Session Dec 15
ydl_whittaker
Whittaker Rd Branch Ypsilanti District Library
5577 Whittaker Road
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Bright as Stars: Using your favorite things to describe yourself (Ypsi Session)

Taught By:
Elizabeth Mitchell
Bio
Want to help?
Want to attend?

What’s your favorite song? What’s your favorite thing to do? What we enjoy tells us a lot about ourselves. Are you funny like your favorite film? Do you have a lot of courage like your favorite video game character? We will make a list of what we enjoy and use these things to make metaphors and similes to describe ourselves. By the end of the workshop, you will make a collage poster that blends images of things you like with the words you have written about yourself.

For Ages 6-12
Day Saturday
Time 12:00-1:30pm
Session Dec 15
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Bright as Stars: Using your favorite things to describe yourself (Ann Arbor Session)

Taught By:
Elizabeth Mitchell
Bio
Want to help?
Want to attend?

What’s your favorite song? What’s your favorite thing to do? What we enjoy tells us a lot about ourselves. Are you funny like your favorite film? Do you have a lot of courage like your favorite video game character? We will make a list of what we enjoy and use these things to make metaphors and similes to describe ourselves. By the end of the workshop, you will make a collage poster that blends images of things you like with the words you have written about yourself.

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