Current Schedule

Whoops, we're in between workshop seasons, check back soon for a listing of what we'll be offering in the coming months. In the meantime, here are some things you should know about signing up and participating in our wonderful workshop programs!

Greetings, workshop students and families! Our workshops are fun, engaging ways to explore different writing styles and genres. During the 2020-21 academic year, all 826michigan workshops will take place over distance and in virtual spaces. You can see our current offerings below!

Creative Writing Workshops with 826michigan

826michigan offers a wide range of writing workshops designed to foster creativity, strengthen writing skills, and provide students with a forum for executing creative projects they might not otherwise have the support to undertake. Workshops are structured around 826michigan’s core values of writing as a means to understand, to connect, and to use power to build a better world. All workshops are designed and taught by 826michigan staff, volunteer writers, artists, educators, and publishing professionals in our community, and can be adapted for various age-levels, group sizes, number of sessions, and length of sessions.

Workshops are offered via Zoom or Google Meet, and may be accompanied by a Google Classroom hub for the project. 

Our permission form is crucial for all students to participate in online programs! We ask that you again complete a version of our consent form for the new school year! You can access the consent form here and complete it online:

In English:

In Spanish:

In Arabic:

Contact Education Director Catherine Calabro Cavin ( with questions! If you have completed this form before September 2020, we do ask that you complete it again for the 2020-2021 school year. 

Writing for Wee-bots (Early Elementary Writers and Up!)

Register here!

Ages: 5-10 Wednesdays: October 7 – December 9, 6-7pm

(No session November 25 for Thanksgiving break!)

While our robot storefronts are closed, we’re excited to connect with our youngest writers online! Our time together will still be dedicated to the exploration of writing as a community. Each week we’ll read a book (over Zoom!) and practice one tool or approach to writing that the author uses in the story. All ability levels are invited to these fun, informal sessions where we play around with writing — from the physical act of actually writing to the creative ideas involved!

Contact with questions.


Write Now Writing Kits (Click to sign-up!)

Hard copy or digital writing kits covering a range of topics and writing projects, delivered to your family to write all summer long, anytime! 


YpsiWrites Writing Activities (Click to see the YDL website!)

Three writing activities a week that can be done anytime, anywhere! These activities accompany the Ypsilanti District Library’s summer learning themes of Garden-to-Table, Around the World, and STEAM. Check out for even more writing activities for writers of all ages!


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