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Workshop Wizard with Uptown Stories


Workshop Wizard with Uptown Stories

Uptown Stories inspires kids to discover and develop their inner voices in a diverse community of writers. Based in upper Manhattan, they offer small-group writing workshops for children ages eight to fifteen, led by master teachers and professional authors. To ensure their workshops are accessible to all children, tuition is pay-what-you-can. Uptown Stories creates an exciting, challenging, and supportive community in which young authors thrive.

They are currently seeking volunteers to be Workshop Wizards and provide extra support to instructors in their creative writing workshops. Duties can include setting up workshop space and supplies, taking attendance, assisting students one-on-one or in small groups with their writing. Wizards also offer encouragement, actively engage with students, assist with activities, and supervision. A passion for reading, writing, education, and the arts are especially welcome.

Uptown Stories
178 Bennett Ave
New York, NY 10033

Spring 2018 workshops:
- Beasts and Battles, Saturdays, 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m., April 27-June 30
- The Elements of Fiction II, Saturdays, 12:15-2:15p.m., April 27-June 30
- POW! Writing and Drawing Comics, Saturdays, 2:30- 4:30p.m., April 27-June 30
- The Game of Poetry, Thursdays, 4:00p.m.-6:00p.m., May 2 - June 30

If you are interested in this opportunity, please fill out their Google Form at and email your resume to

*This is not a New York Cares project*