In-School Workshops

FAQ – Workshop details, finances and more 

Request a Bookmaker Workshop (Grades K-6)

Request a Wordplayer Bundle (Grades 7-8)


We offer our programming to schools in ‘bundles’: a combination of workshops and printed resources.

Bookmaker Bundle (Grades K-6 | Ages 5 – 11)

Helped by a team of facilitators, youth participating in these multi-day workshops are introduced to the process of writing and producing a book of their own. We use interactive and tactile activities to introduce students to the building blocks of writing in a fun and supportive way.  Kids develop their own characters and plots while learning writing fundamentals, self expression and creative development.  We then print and bind each student’s story into an individual book for them to keep.

When you book the Bookmaker Bundle , you get…

1) Specialized workshops for two classes, consisting of three 90-minute workshops with our trained facilitators and volunteers. (Total of 9 hours of instruction for up to 2 classes/50 students)

2) Each student participant receives a professionally bound copy of their story (approx. 50 books per school)

3) Each school library receives a copy of each student book produced (approx. 50 books per school)

Teachers say…

Eagle View Elementary
“Our workshop was fantastic and I can hardly wait to participate next year!  I enjoyed it/learned as much as the students did.”

Strawberry Vale Elementary
“This is a great program and the students love it… We still have the books in our classroom circulation. Thanks for the great opportunity and fun lessons.”

“We love Story Studio…Thank you so much for doing what you do!”

Willows Elementary
“Story Studio is a marvelous program.”

“You guys are wonderful! Thank you for teaching our children to love storytelling!”

Please note that there are a limited number of Bookmaker Bundles available for reservation in the 2018/2019 school year.

Want a Bookmaker Bundle for your school?  Please read Workshop Bundles – Important Details, Fees and FAQ or Request a Bookmaker Workshop

Wordplayer Bundle (Grades 7-8 | Ages 12 – 13)

These innovative workshops incorporate elements of creative writing and game design – students create stories that you can play! Using open source tools, our facilitators help older youth to create and share a work of ‘interactive fiction’ – a narrative interactive game that allows the reader to determine the path of the story. Over the course of three sessions in one week, facilitators will use this unique approach to encourage a high level of engagement, especially among ‘reluctant writers.’

When you book the Wordplayer Bundle, you get…

1) Specialized workshops for two classes, consisting of three 90-minute workshops with our trained facilitators and volunteers. (Total of 9 hours of instruction for up to 2 classes/50 students)

2) Access to the interactive fiction publishing platform. Each student also receives a  copy of their interactive story/game.

Teachers say…

Spencer Middle School
“The program is great for middle-schoolers and the kids really enjoyed it!”

Please note that there are a limited number of Wordplayer Bundles available for reservation in the 2018/2019 school year.

Want a Wordplayer Bundle for your school?  Please read FAQ – Workshop Details, Finances and more or email us to request a Wordplayer Bundle