Current Schedule

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Greetings, workshop students and families!

Our Workshops Program is currently on hiatus, but please check out the dates for our Drop-in Writing programs in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, and Detroit below!


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 12+
Day Saturday
Time 2:30-4:30pm
Session Feb 10
Detroit Robot Factory
1351 Winder St.
Detroit, MI 48207

More Stories, More Truth

Taught By:
Desiree Cooper
Bio
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Are you exhausted by the half-truths and false impressions that outsiders have of you and your city? Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist, famed writer, and Detroit community activist Desiree Cooper facilitates a master class about the danger of a single story. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie noted in her TED Talk “Danger of a Single Story” that: “Stories matter. Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign, but stories can also be used to empower and to humanize.” Students will write counter-narratives that aim to create a real picture of what it’s like to be them, using their energy to create works of fiction or creative non-fiction.

For Ages 8-18
Day Tuesday
Time 4:00-5:00pm
Session Feb 13-Mar 20
Michigan Avenue YDL
229 West Michigan Avenue
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

Drop-in Writing at the Michigan Avenue YDL

Taught By:
Bayane Alem
Bio
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At Drop-in Writing, students use their creativity to experiment with all kinds writing. 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!

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