Spells offers free writing workshops at our lab and pop-up locations on many weekend afternoons during the school year. Each of our workshops results in a final project, such as a travel guidebook, a stage performance, or a short film, which serves as a lasting reminder of our students’ authorial successes.

To propose a workshop, please download our Workshop Proposal Form, then email us the completed form.


A free creative writing and image-making workshop

Saturday, February 11, 2017
1:00–4:00 p.m.
at Moore College of Art & Design
20th Street and the Parkway
Taught by Spells Writing Lab staff and AIGA Philadelphia Graphic Design Students
Ages 7–13

What’s your favorite place, building, park, or person where you live? Is there something unique about your home? What smells, sounds, and tastes make you feel safe and happy? There’s something special about all of the diverse communities and citizens that make up Philadelphia. No matter what the size or location, we all feel a sense of pride and love for the familiar feeling of our neighborhoods.

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Join Spells Writing Lab and AIGA Philadelphia for the sixth annual This Is My Philly writing and image-making workshop celebrating the special neighborhoods of our city! During this workshop, participants will write a sensory poem evoking Philly’s positive qualities and work with design students from programs at local colleges to illustrate them with collages that showcase “My Philadelphia.”