Current Schedule

Things to know about 826michigan workshops:

Greetings, workshop students and families!

Our registration system is always improving, and we anticipate a smooth registration process. However, we also ask for your patience as we work out any glitches with the system–if we’re not in touch with you within a week, you should contact us about your registration!

Please remember:

  • Student may only sign up for TWO workshops per semester.
  • Student may come to AS MANY DROP-IN WRITING sessions as they like.
  • Yes, we are strict on ages.
  • Workshops are so stellar, so spectacular, so amazing that they fill up quickly.
  • Please give us five business days to confirm your registration. If after one week you have not heard from us, feel free to send an email to workshops@826michigan.org.
  • When you get your confirmation email, write down the workshops you have gotten into on your calendar! It makes us feel sad when students sign up for workshops and then don’t show.
  • We love feedback! Let us know what you think of the schedule and the registration system. Send an email to dreal@826michigan.org to let us know what’s working for you and what isn’t!

For Ages 6 - 10+
Type Drop-In
Day Wednesday
Time 6:00-7:00pm
Session Sep 28-May 31
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Wee-Bots and Up (AKA E-Bots — Elementary Bots!)

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

At Drop-in Writing, students experiment with all kinds of creative writing. We cover a new topic each week, and over the semester, students have the opportunity to brainstorm, draft, revise, edit, and 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 Ages 9 and up!
Day Saturday
Time 1:30-3:00pm
Session Jun 3
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

All Watched Over by Robots of Loving Grace

Taught By:
Charles Elliott
Bio
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Many writers have imagined how technological advances will affect the natural world in years to come, whether their visions are utopian or apocalyptic. In an attempt to understand the complex future that awaits, 826michigan is sending out a field expedition made up of those who have the largest role to play in the future: young people! Young writers will depart from the Robot Supply and Repair Store to observe the way we interact with nature locally and compose their own visions of how the digital world will shape, or be shaped by, the natural world.

This workshop will start and end in our writing lab (115 East Liberty Street), and, weather permitting, we will take a short walking excursion outdoors to collect information about the natural world.

For Ages 6-12
Day Saturday
Time 4:00-5:30pm
Session Jun 3
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Offsetting Your Carbon Footprint

Taught By:
D’Real Graham
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Everyone’s carbon footprint is​ different, and we must remain mindful of our day-to-day ​activities​, especially activities that increase the emission of greenhouse gases. Together during this workshop we will calculate our ecological footprints, consider our ​day-to-day ​habits​ + personal choices​​, and draft a short piece of writing about how ​to address climate change. We’ll design a climate action plan and advocate for ways that everyday people can reduce ​their waste levels, water usage, and dependency on nonrenewable energy sources!

​Offsetting Your Carbon Footprint is a two​-hour ​workshop designed to engage students in the research and writing process, explore how the art of storytelling can make change in the world, and draft an original ​climate action plan​​​. We’ll also think about how other kinds of ​activities​ ​directly and indirectly pollute the atmosphere​—not just ​air pollution, but​ ground level pollution e.g.,​ ​the draining of rivers, reed destruction, and deforestation. We’ll explore creative ways to reduce our carbon footprints (example: alternatives to driving), and​ help our neighbors​ think about​ their consumption and waste levels.​

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