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 Oct 3-May 29
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Drop-in Writing for 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 8-18
Type Drop-In
Day Saturday
Time 12:30-1:30pm
Session Jun 15
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

You Got Your Science in My Comics! Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival at 826michigan!

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

A2CAF (Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival) Events at 826michigan
826michigan Writing Laboratory on Liberty Street, 115 East Liberty
Saturday, June 15

Do you love comics AND science? Join Science Comics makers Jim Ottaviani (Feynman, Primates), Tory Woollcott and Alex Graudins (Science Comics: The Brain) and Jason Viola and Zack Giallongo (Science Comics: Polar Bears) for an exploration of the special powers comics has to communicate scientific principles, and how you might make some nonfiction comics of your own!

For more information about the A2CAF, click here.

Join artists Madeline Zuluaga & Giselle Sarmiento for a comics Quick Draw event right before this workshop at 826michigan from 12-12:30pm!

 

For All ages!
Type Drop-In
Day Saturday
Time 2:30-3:30pm
Session Jun 15
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

The 12 Rules to Making Up a Story, with Judd Winick: Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival

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

A2CAF (Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival) Events at 826michigan
826michigan Writing Laboratory on Liberty Street, 115 East Liberty
Saturday, June 15

You have so many ideas, but how do you turn them into a story? Join Judd Winick, author of the Hilo series, for a presentation on the twelve things you need to know to turn your ideas into something that will delight an audience.

For more information about the A2CAF, click here.

Join artists Himashi Hewagama & Tara Kurtzhals for a comics Quick Draw event right before this workshop at 826michigan from 2-2:30pm!

 

 

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!

Want to help?
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 Families of all ages!
Type Drop-In
Day Thursday
Time 5:00-7:00pm
Session Jul 18
Detroit Robot Factory
1351 Winder St.
Detroit, MI 48207

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 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

Want to help?
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 Labs!

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!

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.

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
Mallet’s Creek Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library
3090 E Eisenhower Pkwy
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.

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