Wee-bots – Writing and Playing and Writing at 826michigan

Each week, the youngest 826michigan writers meet to play and explore what writing can do. With stories that spark creativity and games that inspire students to write, the Wee-bots work in small groups—and with trusted volunteers—to bring imagination alive for these young writers.

Students experience the joy of writing however they are able, from the physical act to conversation-based brainstorming and development of new ideas.

NOTE: Our Wee-bots program is now being offered in-person twice a month in Ann Arbor and twice a month in Detroit. After registration, your student is welcome to come as often as they like, whenever and wherever they like!

Please allow at least four business days for your registration to process.

About Wee-bots


Students ages 5-10+


Ann Arbor Saturdays, 10-11am: January 21, February 4, February 25, March 11, March 25, April 8, April 22

DetroitSaturdays, 12-1pm: January 28, February 11, March 4, March 18, April 1, April 15, April 29

Rolling registration

Drop-in Program — After registration you’re welcome to attend on a drop-in basis as desired


Location for the Wee-bots program alternates every other week!

Ann Arbor: 115 East Liberty Street, inside the Robot Supply Co

Detroit: 21200 Grand River Ave, inside the Detroit Public Library Redford Branch

What To Expect

Each week, we read a book aloud and pay attention to one special thing the writer does (like using rhyme to have an impact on the reader, or how the writer shows a character’s feelings). Then, we work on activities inspired by that idea. Students brainstorm with volunteers and then do independent writing in whatever form and subject they choose!

Writing is my memories. Writing is my bedtime story. Writing inspires my dreams.

William P.
Age 7
Excerpt from “Why Writing is Important To Me”

The Impact

Wee-bots allows students to stretch their voices as storytellers in a safe, creative, and supportive environment. Trying out new approaches to telling stories makes writing playful and fun so that reading and writing become an enjoyable, generative part of their learning journey. 

When young people have the freedom to try new things and have the choice in what direction they want to take creative projects, they are motivated to experiment, take ownership of their work, and stand in the confidence of their unique ideas.  


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