Youth Workshops

Badgerdog's Creative Writing Workshops allow young writers to create new work, practice new techniques, strengthen writing skills, and build confidence. Workshops are fun and designed to challenge each writer individually. Our youth workshops are offered in schools, during Spring Break and summer, and throughout the year in various libraries and community spaces.

Information about scholarships, discounts, and refunds can be found at the bottom of the page.

What Makes a Mystery Story Tick? A Badgerdog Writing Workshop

Saturday, November 20th | 12PM

Online

Are you a fan of Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, or Encyclopedia Brown? Do you love to leave clues that slowly unravel a mystery? Then come to our workshop, which will help upper elementary and middle schoolers (5th-8th graders) craft a mystery story of their very own. We’ll break down all the basics of mystery stories, and then there will be time to start your own! This is a free workshop which will take place over Zoom.

What Makes a Science Fiction Story Tick? A Badgerdog Writing Workshop

Saturday, December 4th | 12PM

Online

Are you a fan of A Wrinkle in Time, The City of Ember, or other stories that explore technology, science, and inventions in imaginative ways? Then come to our workshop, which will help upper elementary and middle schoolers (5th-8th graders) craft a science fiction story of their own. We’ll break down all the basics of sci-fi stories, and then there will be time to start your own! This is a free workshop which will take place over Zoom.

What Makes a Historical Fiction Story Tick? A Badgerdog Writing Workshop

Saturday, December 11th | 12PM

Online

Do you love to read stories from another time period? Are you fascinated by medieval knights, Ancient Egypt, or another far-off time? Then come to our workshop, which will help upper elementary and middle schoolers (5th-8th graders) craft a story set another time period. We’ll break down all the basics of historical fiction stories, and then there will be time to start one of your own. This is a free workshop which will take place over Zoom.

Cost, Discount, & Refund Policy

Refund Policy: Full refunds, minus a $50 processing fee, will be granted for requests made more than 30 days prior to the start of your workshop. A partial refund of two-thirds of the registration cost will be granted for requests made between 7 to 30 days prior to the start of the workshop's session. Refunds are not granted for requests made within 7 days of the start of the workshop. Prorated rates and daily drop-in rates are not available for summer camps.

Sibling & Friend Discounts: Parents registering more than one camper for the same workshop will receive a 5% discount per registration. This discount cannot be used with other discounts.

Scholarships: A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available. Scholarships are open students who demonstrate financial need and a commitment to writing. Students need not consider themselves “excellent writers” (or even “good writers”) in order to apply. We are most interested in a student’s willingness to grow as a writer and to become part of a community dedicated to learning together. Due to a high demand, scholarships will be limited to one workshop per applicant. Follow this link to complete a scholarship application form.