Current Schedule

Things to know about 826michigan workshops:

Greetings, workshop students and families! Our workshops are fun, engaging ways to explore different writing styles and genres. You can see our current offerings below.

If pre-registration is required, there will be a link on the event. If there is no link, that workshop is drop-in and requires no pre-registration.


For 6-10+
Type Drop-In
Day Wednesday
Time 6:00-7:00pm
Session Jul 10-Aug 14
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Drop-in Writing for Wee-bots on Liberty Street!

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

Drop-in Writing for Wee-bots!
826michigan writing lab on Liberty Street
Wednesdays: 6-7pm
July 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14
Ages 6-10+

Drop-in Writing is an opportunity for writers to come together and work on fun, informal writing activities. Each session is unique and stand-alone. Staff and volunteers read books, discuss different aspects of narrative, and lead writing exercises. Students are invited to come whenever they can, no registration is necessary.

For more information on Drop-in Writing for Wee-bots, contact Sheena Crenshaw at sheena@826michigan.org.

For 8-18
Type Drop-In
Day Wednesday
Time 5:00-6:30pm
Session Jul 24
Ypsilanti District Library, Superior Branch
8795 MacArthur Blvd
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Wriblox: Writing (and Building) Game Design

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

Wriblox: Writing (and Building) Game Design
Ypsilanti District Library, Superior Branch
Wednesday, July 24, 5-6:30pm
Ages: 8-18

Writing is a way of expanding and exploring the worlds you create in the Roblox universe or other video game worlds. Roblox allows players to explore, build, and experience diverse settings and to solve problems. But the worlds are limited to what the game designers have created for us (or to what mods you create). Through your imagination and creative writing, you can add a new dimension to your gameplay and create new storylines and new settings. We’ll also spend some time building our game worlds with craft supplies provided by the library, to help our ideas come to life!

For more information on this workshop, contact Megan Gilson at megan@826michigan.org.

For Families of all ages!
Type Drop-In
Day Thursday
Time 5:00-7:00pm
Session Jul 25
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Family Writing Lab!

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

826michigan is offering several open-to-the-public Family Writing Labs this summer! Join us for a variety of stations–making wacky restaurant menus, creating your own puppet show, for example–sure to inspire the whole family. Then, share your work at our open mic and/or bind your family’s writing into a book you can take home. Oh, and there will also be pizza!

For more information, contact David Hutcheson at david@826michigan.org.

For 6-18
Day Mondays & Tuesdays
Time 4:30-6:00pm
Session Jul 29-Aug 13
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Ann Arbor Writers Club!

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Want to attend?

Writers Club is a special and rewarding six session writing project. In this program, we create a supportive community of writers, where students work with the same volunteer in small groups of writers each week. Volunteers connect with students as they write, edit, and publish their own stories about whatever is important to them, with topics ranging from the silly to the serious. Stories can be composed and shared through a variety of genres this summer including in print, video, or comics.

A2 Writers Club
826michigan writing lab on Liberty Street
Mondays & Tuesdays: 4:30-6pm
July 29, July 30, August 5, August 6, August 12, and August 13
Ages 6-18

Students can choose to come each one day a week or both days. We ask students plan to join us for the duration of the program, so they can experience the entire writing and publishing process.

Please contact Megan Gilson for more information at megan@826michigan.org.

For Families of all ages!
Type Drop-In
Day Tuesday
Time 2:00-3:00pm
Session Jul 30
Ann Arbor District Library -- Malletts Creek Branch
3090 Eisenhower
Ann Arbor, MI 48108

Family Writing Lab!

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

826michigan is offering several open-to-the-public Family Writing Labs this summer! Join us for a variety of stations–making wacky restaurant menus, creating your own puppet show, for example–sure to inspire the whole family. Then, share your work at our open mic and/or bind your family’s writing into a book you can take home. Oh, and there will also be pizza!

For more information, contact David Hutcheson at david@826michigan.org.

For 6-18
Day Wednesdays & Thursdays
Time 4:30-6:00pm
Session Jul 31-Aug 15
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Michigan Ave Branch Ypsilanti District Library
229 West Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Ypsilanti Writers Club!

Want to help?
Want to attend?

Writers Club is a special and rewarding six session writing project. In this program, we create a supportive community of writers, where students work with the same volunteer in small groups of writers each week. Volunteers connect with students as they write, edit, and publish their own stories about whatever is important to them, with topics ranging from the silly to the serious. Stories can be composed and shared through a variety of genres this summer including in print, video, or comics.

Ypsilanti Writers Club
Ypsilanti District Library, Michigan Ave
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 4:30-6pm
July 31, August 1, August 7, August 8, August 14, and August 15
Ages 6-18

Students can choose to come each one day a week or both days. We ask students plan to join us for the duration of the program, so they can experience the entire writing and publishing process.

Please contact Megan Gilson for more information at megan@826michigan.org.

For 11 and up
Day Friday
Time 1:00-3:00pm
Session Aug 2
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

I Love, I Hurt, I Wonder: Writing to Survive

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What can we learn from naming our feelings in music and poetry? In this hands-on workshop (ages 11+), we will practice the bravery process by engaging with the lyrics of Billie Holiday/Nina Simone as well as the poetry of Audre Lorde. We will explore what it means to survive and be honest with our voices. In the end, we will write our own “Songs or Poems for Survival”, and participate in a sharing circle.

This workshop is taught by Mariama J. Lockington, an author, nonprofit educator, and transracial adoptee who calls many places home. This workshop is in conversation with her new middle grade novel, For Black Girls Like Me, out July 30th. Mariama will be reading at Literati August 1st at 7pm in partnership with 826michigan and the Neutral Zone. Mariama is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and a former 826 National staff member.

For Families of all ages!
Type Drop-In
Day Wednesday
Time 4:30-6:00pm
Session Aug 7
Golightly Educational Center
5536 St. Antoine Street
Detroit, MI

Family Writing Lab!

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

826michigan is offering several open-to-the-public Family Writing Labs this summer! Join us for a variety of stations–making wacky restaurant menus, creating your own puppet show, for example–sure to inspire the whole family. Then, share your work at our open mic and/or bind your family’s writing into a book you can take home. Oh, and there will also be pizza!

For more information, contact David Hutcheson at david@826michigan.org.

For Families of all ages!
Type Drop-In
Day Monday
Time 5:00-7:00pm
Session Aug 12
Redford Branch of the Detroit Public Library
21200 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48219

Family Writing Lab!

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

826michigan is offering several open-to-the-public Family Writing Labs this summer! Join us for a variety of stations–making wacky restaurant menus, creating your own puppet show, for example–sure to inspire the whole family. Then, share your work at our open mic and/or bind your family’s writing into a book you can take home. Oh, and there will also be pizza!

For more information, contact David Hutcheson at david@826michigan.org.

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