On the Road Workshops

Letter to My Father


Ages: 7 - 17

Relationships with fathers come in all shapes and sizes. In this workshop, we'll create a safe environment to engage in art exercises and explore this relationship before writing a letter to the man himself.

Instructor(s): Tina Smith-Brown, Vanessa Malave

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Say It with a Song


Ages: 7 - 17

In this songwriting workshop, we'll use singing or guitar-playing alongside innovative songwriting to express ourselves. We'll also build community, self-confidence & self-awareness through song. Join Mighty Writers to discover your inner songwriter!

Instructor(s): Ev Reheard

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Inspired by Real Life


Ages: 10 - 17

Join us to draw inspiration from your life to write creatively. Using our lives and experiences, we’ll turn an everyday moment into an engaging poem or short story. This workshop is available as English only, English-Spanish, or English-Swahili.

Instructor(s): Diana Rodriguez Wallach, Carlos José Perez Samano

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The Poet in Me


Ages: 5 - 11

In this workshop, we'll create celebratory poems based upon our families, homes and identities. We'll also read famous poetry, create poems individually and in groups, and share poems with friends. Join Mighty Writers to discover your inner poet!

Instructor(s): Chukwuma (Chuks) Ndulue

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Jumpstart Your College Essay


Ages: 16 - 18

Ready to get started on your college essay? We’re here to help! Join MW for an interactive, theatrical experience that will help you launch your college essay. Find your writing voice and catch the eye of admissions.

Instructor(s): Carrie Hagen

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Sportswriting - Ball with Purpose


Ages: 10 - 17

In this intro to sportwriting, we'll start by exploring the many careers in the field of sports. We'll attend sporting events to take pictures, record video and write about the events. Join us to conduct interviews with professional athletes!

Instructor(s): Maurice Williams

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Cartoon Storytellers


Ages: 7 - 17

Learn how to tell a story, create characters, develop your plot, draw an exciting climax scene, and build in lots of action words. Make the best cartoon on the block, and make new friends while you do it!

Instructor(s): Mark Robinson, Steve Teare, Anna McGlynn

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The World Is on Fire


Ages: 7 - 17

Act now to change the world! At MW, we believe in learning climate science and making a difference for ourselves, our community and our planet. Conduct science experiments, learn about activism and spread the word about climate change.

Instructor(s): Nicolas (Nico) Aldaco

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Act Out Loud


Ages: 7 - 17

Join us to learn improvisational acting. We'll play acting games each day and perform too. Have some laughs while learning how to think on your feet as an improv actor! Our final writing projects will be a monologue, dialog, or one-act play.

Instructor(s): Vanessa Malave, Amelia Longo

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Job Readiness - You're Hired!


Ages: 13 - 17

The workshop covers: resume and cover letter writing, working papers, email/phone etiquette, interview and wardrobe preparation and job search. Act now to make sure the best jobs are yours for the taking.

Instructor(s): Kenyetta Overton

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Girl Power


Ages: 10 - 17

In this girls-only workshop, we'll use theater or dance to help young women uplift and express their identities. Using inspirational texts from Ntozake Shange and Jaqueline Woodson, we'll use our voices and bodies to create a theater piece or choreopoem.

Instructor(s): Vanessa Malave, Mariam Williams, Caroline Rhoads

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Writing for TV and Movies


Ages: 12 - 17

We'll study a TV show & a movie alongside their scripts and learn how to structure a script, the difference between comedy and drama, action and dialogue, and more! Join our Writers Room Table for a collaborative & fun narrative writing experience.


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Hip-hop Graphic Novels


Ages: 10 - 17

Join artist, producer & founder of the hip-hop animation “The Sure Shot” for an introduction to graphic novels. Learn animation techniques and write your own graphic novel inspired by your life! (Professional musician available for an additional fee.)

Instructor(s): Joseph (Tramp) Daly

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