After-school Writing Lab at 826michigan

A FREE weekly program for students to explore their creativity through writing. 

Through breakout rooms, students are supported by volunteers as they brainstorm, write, revise, share, and publish their writing. Each week we focus on a different habit of writers (such as writers make plans… and change them).

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About After-school Writing Lab


Students age


During regular school year
October – May
Register in: September



NOTE: Our After-school Writing Lab program is offered online via Zoom. After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details. Please allow at least four business days for your registration to process.

What to Expect

Students work in small groups with volunteers in a safe and supportive environment for writing. Through collaborative writing exercises and time for individual writing projects, students draft an original story for publication at the end of the semester.

Featured Publication

A Tiptoe From the Shadows

In the summer of 2021, our fearless and friendly group of writers and volunteers embarked on an 8-week virtual journey together. Each writer composed their own story with feeling, description, an interesting setting, and unique characters. We also wrote a story all together.

“Walking down the park path covered with orange and red leaves, the trees sang their quiet song of the brisk autumn air.”

Josiah A. 
Age: 12 Excerpt from “Drip,” OMNIBUS 12
Written during 826michigan Schoolwork Support

Help Us Sustain Free and Accessible After-school Writing Labs:

After-school Writing Lab Interest List

Our Fall 2022 programs are now full. Please fill out the interest form below to receive an email when our Winter 2023 registration is available.

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