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
Want to help?
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 6-10
Type Drop-In
Day Monday
Time 6:00-7:00pm
Session Feb 6-Apr 10
Redford Branch of the Detroit Public Library
21200 Grand River
Detroit, MI 48219

Wee-Bots Young Writers Club at the DPL Redford Branch

Want to help?
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 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 9-15
Day Saturday
Time 1:00-3:00pm
Session Feb 25
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Egg Float

Taught By:
Omari Baruti
Bio
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Want to attend?

Have you ever accidentally lost a balloon, and wondered what happened to it? The Egg Float experiment compares the density of an egg to the density of water and how density can change by adding salt to water. As we explore density as scientist, we will observe and document each step of the experimental process. This can be information that you can go back and read in case you want to repeat the experiment!

For Ages 8-12
Day Saturday
Time 1:00-3:00pm
Session Mar 4
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Lost Objects/Found Stories

Taught By:
D’Real Graham
Bio
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Social posts and found objects have a lot in common: they both possess stories waiting to be told. Our job as storytellers during this workshop is to reclaim narratives and found objects to develop a short piece of writing about how a found object of your choice was misplaced. Imagine the stories behind the objects that have been left behind—who was the original owner? How was the object misplaced? How has the owner gotten by without it?

Join us for two zany hours, designed to engage students in the research and writing process, explore the art of storytelling, and draft an original joke or two! We’ll also think about how other kinds of things get lost—not just physical objects, but ideas or messages or words. We’ll find some old material, lost long ago on the internet, and think about the humor that can come from an old object found again in the new place.

For Ages 9-15
Day Saturday
Time 1:00-3:00pm
Session Mar 11
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Balloon Rocket

Taught By:
Omari Baruti
Bio
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The Balloon Rocket experiment is designed to encourage young writers to take a look at how the shape of a balloon can impact how fast and far a balloon travels. Together we will first make sure that your balloon rocket is blown with the needed fuel for takeoff, and then we will compare our notes before the fuel is released to let the balloon travel across space.

For Ages 9-11
Day Saturday
Time 12:00-2:00pm
Session Mar 18-Mar 25
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Dear World, How Are You?

Taught By:
Cammie Finch
Bio
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Want to attend?

Have you ever wondered what life is like in a different country? What kind of food do people eat? What do they learn at school? What do they see when they look out their window? What language do they speak? In this writing workshop, you’ll have your chance to ask the world these questions and more! We’ll research fun facts about countries around the world and write letters to real people who live there! The hardest part will be waiting to hear what your pen-pals write back to you!

This is a two-session workshop. The second session will end with an “Around the World” party for all families to attend. More information about this will be given at the first session.

For Ages 9-15
Day Saturday
Time 3:00-5:00pm
Session Mar 18-Mar 25
826
826michigan
115 East Liberty Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Choose Your Own Shakespeare Adventure

Taught By:
Nicole Erb
Bio
Want to help?
Class is Full

In this workshop, students will put a new twist on one of Shakespeare’s famous tales by writing a Choose Your Own Adventure story. After diving into the world of Choose Your Own Adventure Books with an interactive scavenger hunt, students will investigate a few of the Bard’s most comical and most dramatic plays.

The Shakespeare experts will then write a Choose Your Own Adventure tale based on the play of their choice. By the end of the workshop, the class will have an epic volume of Shakespeare-inspired adventures!

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