Our students are incredible writers--see for yourself.
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A poem written by Lucky, age 7, in our Yummy Words workshop, held on Saturdays, June 6 and 13, 2009.
A poem written by Justin S. in our Creative Poetry for Beginners workshop, held on Saturday, January 12, 2008.
Original Screenplays from our Screenwriting Workshop, held in December, 2007.
During one of our February Break workshops, students wrote poems about everyday objects, inspired by Pablo Neruda's Odes to Common Things. Students wrote in English, replacing some words and phrases with their Spanish translations. Together, the students produced a chapbook entitled Oh, Common Things!.
On Wednesday, November 7, 2007, 826 Boston taught a workshop at the Write On Media Matters Writing Conference, sponsored by The Boston Globe, UMass Boston, Project:Think Different and WriteBoston.
High School students in attendance knew they were in for a different kind of workshop once they saw the title, Bigfoot Orders Vegetarian Burrito at Roxbury Taco Hut!!! Writing Tabloid Fiction. But once they realized just how fun bad writing can be, they really got into it.
For a selection of their work inspired by such worthy publications as The Sun, The National Enquirer, and The Weekly World News, take a look at the latest addition to your grocery-store checkout lanes: The Once Upon A Times.
From Field Trips
Our first field trip, on February 8, 2008, brought students from the 3rd grade at the Rafael Hernandez School. Students collaborated on an original story, entitled Reverend Monkeychunky Nails and His Lost Cookybun.
On February 27, 2009, we hosted students from the Patrick Kennedy Elementary School who created a story called Lena and Jim the Fairy Elves and Their Weird Day.
A story about broccoli and pizza competing for rule of the world by Damian, age 10.
An essay about sleeping by Sheyli, age 12.
Jennifer, age 11, went from a drawing of the contents of a purse, to a character description, to a drawing of the character, to this letter to a friend describing her character.