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826DC helps DC students build their writing skills, share what matters to them, and build a lifelong relationship with writing.
Free, year-round writing and publishing programs for DC students ages 6-18
We host programs at our Columbia Heights writing center, in schools, and in community spaces across the city.
After-School Writing Lab
A writing community for students, hosted at 826DC.Read more about After-School Writing Lab
In-School Writing, Editing, and Publishing
Flexible short-and long-term writing residencies in collaboration with K-12 teachers.Read more about In-School Writing, Editing, and Publishing
Exploratory writing sessions across diverse topics and genres, outside of school.Read more about Writing Workshops
A Saturday morning literacy program for Harriet Tubman Elementary School students.Read more about Reading All-Stars
Two-hour writing and bookmaking experiences for the whole class.Read more about Field Trips
Young Authors’ Book Project
A full-year classroom writing project, culminating in a book to be shared with readers across DC.Read more about Young Authors’ Book Project
Spark a love of writing in your classroom
Check out our library of tips, tricks, and techniques to make teaching and learning writing skills more dynamic and fun.
[Press Release] Local Elementary Schoolers Celebrate a Poetry Collection
Washington, DC – May 22, 2023 – Third and fourth-grade students from Savoy Elementary School are releasing a stunning poetry collection called Looking Into the Sky, and would love to celebrate it with the community! There will be a public book launch on Saturday, June 3rd, 6 PM to 8 PM at the Politics and […]Read more about [Press Release] Local Elementary Schoolers Celebrate a Poetry Collection
Introducing “Looking Into the Sky”
Third and fourth-graders from Savoy Elementary School wrote a new poetry collection, “Looking Into the Sky!” Cai Rodrigues-Sherley wrote the introduction, which you can read below:Read more about Introducing “Looking Into the Sky”
Day in the Life: YABP
This year’s Young Authors’ Book Project cohort is about to publish a poetry collection! Here’s a peek at one of the behind-the-scenes sessions.Read more about Day in the Life: YABP