Current Schedule

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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!


For Ages 6 - 9
Type Drop-In
Day Wednesday
Time 6:00-7:00pm
Session Oct 11-May 30
Redford Branch of the Detroit Public Library
21200 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48219

Wee-Bots at the DPL Redford Branch

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

At Wee-Bots Drop-in Writing, students experiment with all kinds of creative writing. We cover diverse topics and themes over the semester. Students have the opportunity to brainstorm, draft, revise, edit, publish, and perform their new work. We supply a new story, writing exercises, and all the materials each week — students just need to come equipped with their imaginations!

For All Ages
Type Drop-In
Day Wednesday
Time 6:00-7:00pm
Session Jan 17-May 30
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Drop-in Writing for weE-Bots (Elementary Bots!) on Liberty Street

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

At Drop-in Writing, students use their creativity to experiment with all kinds 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!

For Ages 11-13
Day Saturday
Time 12:00-1:30pm
Session May 5
Detroit Robot Factory
1351 Winder St.
Detroit, MI 48207

Poetry Out of Thin Air: Dispelling the myth of writer’s block

Taught By:
Martez “Sheezy Bo Beezy” Hogan
Bio
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Writer’s block is the biggest myth in literature and at this workshop, we will provide students with the tools to dispel this myth ONCE AND FOR ALL!! There is motivation, inspiration, and opportunities to create beautiful literature EVERYWHERE, all you need is the eye to see it and the eagerness to write! In this workshop, we will explore multiple poetry forms, metaphor machines, and various methods of creating high-quality writing prompts out of thin air! Let’s write ourselves into a magical moment!

For Ages 10+
Day Saturday
Time 12:00-2:00pm
Session May 26
Detroit Robot Factory
1351 Winder St.
Detroit, MI 48207

I Saw the Sign!

Taught By:
Cambrey Noelle Thomas
Bio
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A poster and sign-making workshop exploring the words we choose and messages we project

From rallies to bedroom walls, we declare ourselves with signs that speak our truth. In this workshop, students will explore popular signs, slogans, and posters and then create their own to take home. Students will be playfully challenged to write short personal statements highlighting what they care about and the changes they want to see in the world. Each student will leave with a written personal statement manifesto, a poster of their own creation, and hopefully a boost of moxie to be the change they want to see.

Please note, this workshop is replacing “Get Well Soon” which was scheduled for the same day and time.

 

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