Weekly College Essay Writing Labs for OUSD High School Seniors
Oct
29
to Dec 17

Weekly College Essay Writing Labs for OUSD High School Seniors

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Wanna nail your college essay without stressing out or staying up all night?

Wanna make your essay stand out?

Wanna get scholarships and consider multiple offers from colleges?

This fall, Chapter 510 invites OUSD high school seniors to attend our Monday writing labs to support your college entrance essays. Why? Because the application process can be complicated or overwhelming and we have a lot of volunteers who have time and expertise to help you get it done.

Whether you are applying for scholarships or writing college entrance essays, still brainstorming or in the initial  stages of writing—come get FREE one-on-one help from Chapter 510's friendly tutors on Mondays October 29, November 5, 26, December 3, 10, and 17 from 4pm to 7pm. Pizza dinner provided!

Register here to ensure you get tutoring help when you need it. Walk-ins are also welcome!

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Black Joy: A Young Men's Writing Workshop
Nov
10
to Feb 16

Black Joy: A Young Men's Writing Workshop

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Chapter 510 is hosting a 10-week poetry writing workshop for young black men, ages 13-18 led by teaching artist Daniel B. Summerhill.

All students will be published in a new anthology by Nomadic Press. This is a free workshop limited to 10 youth.

When: Saturdays, 2pm-4:30pm, Nov 10, 17, Dec 1, 8, 15, Jan 12, 19, 26, Feb 2, 9, 16

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Nomadic Press

Nomadic Press is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that supports the works of emerging and established writers and artists. Through publications (including translations) and performances, Nomadic Press aims to build community among artists across disciplines. 

Daniel B. Summerhill is an internationally recognized poet and performance artist from Oakland. He has published two books of poetry and has performed widely including Def Jam Poetry and Afropunk London.

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Chapter Book Writing Workshop
Nov
17
to Mar 2

Chapter Book Writing Workshop

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Have a great idea for a book? Write one and have it published at Chapter 510 at our 12-week Chapter Book Writing Workshop with author of the Midnight Stories collection Tiffany Golden. This workshop is for young authors ages 10-12

All writers will be paired with a local author as their editorial mentor, and their very own illustrator for their book cover, and will get to celebrate a beautifully published chapter book at our Children’s Book Fair in June.

This is a free workshop limited to 5 youth.

When: Saturdays, 10am-1pm, Nov 17 - March 2

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Tiffany Golden was trained in Motion Picture Production at the Academy of Art University where she found a love for writing. She is the author of the Midnight Story Series, a children’s fantasy series and currently a Creative Writing MFA candidate at Spalding University in Louisville, KY. In addition to her own work, Tiffany has passionately worked with school-aged youth for over 15 years in an effort to support them in sharing their voices.



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Personal Essay Help for Oakland Seniors
Dec
17
11:00 AM11:00

Personal Essay Help for Oakland Seniors

  • Chapter 510 & The Dept. of Make Believe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re launching our Saturday Drop-in Writing Lab this November and December. Chapter 510 will be open from 11am to 5pm each Saturday to college seniors working on their personal statements and college applications.

We will have rad, writerly volunteers at the ready to help you finalize your college essays and applications.

Plus, there will be food and beverages.

To find out more about our Saturday drop-in lab email info@chapter510.org or call 510-469-0108.

Please note that there will be no drop-in hours on Saturday, November 26.

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Novel Writing for Youth Ages 8-18
Dec
17
11:00 AM11:00

Novel Writing for Youth Ages 8-18

  • Chapter 510 & The Dept. of Make Believe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re launching our Saturday Drop-in Writing Lab this November and December. Chapter 510 will be open from 11am to 5pm each Saturday to all East Bay youth participating in (or who are interested in participating in) National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

To find out more about NaNoWriMo and/or to sign up to write a novel in a month with us and 500,000 other writers worldwide visit ywp.nanowrimo.org (ages 17 and under) or nanowrimo.org (ages 13 or older) to sign up.

To find out more about our Saturday drop-in lab email info@chapter510.org or call 510-469-0108.

Please note that there will be no drop-in hours on Saturday, November 26.

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Novel Writing for Youth Ages 8-18
Dec
10
11:00 AM11:00

Novel Writing for Youth Ages 8-18

  • Chapter 510 & The Dept. of Make Believe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re launching our Saturday Drop-in Writing Lab this November and December. Chapter 510 will be open from 11am to 5pm each Saturday to all East Bay youth participating in (or who are interested in participating in) National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

To find out more about NaNoWriMo and/or to sign up to write a novel in a month with us and 500,000 other writers worldwide visit ywp.nanowrimo.org (ages 17 and under) or nanowrimo.org (ages 13 or older) to sign up.

To find out more about our Saturday drop-in lab email info@chapter510.org or call 510-469-0108.

Please note that there will be no drop-in hours on Saturday, November 26.

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Personal Essay Help for Oakland Seniors
Dec
10
11:00 AM11:00

Personal Essay Help for Oakland Seniors

  • Chapter 510 & The Dept. of Make Believe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re launching our Saturday Drop-in Writing Lab this November and December. Chapter 510 will be open from 11am to 5pm each Saturday to college seniors working on their personal statements and college applications.

We will have rad, writerly volunteers at the ready to help you finalize your college essays and applications.

Plus, there will be food and beverages.

To find out more about our Saturday drop-in lab email info@chapter510.org or call 510-469-0108.

Please note that there will be no drop-in hours on Saturday, November 26.

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Personal Essay Help for Oakland Seniors
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

Personal Essay Help for Oakland Seniors

  • Chapter 510 & The Dept. of Make Believe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re launching our Saturday Drop-in Writing Lab this November and December. Chapter 510 will be open from 11am to 5pm each Saturday to college seniors working on their personal statements and college applications.

We will have rad, writerly volunteers at the ready to help you finalize your college essays and applications.

Plus, there will be food and beverages.

To find out more about our Saturday drop-in lab email info@chapter510.org or call 510-469-0108.

Please note that there will be no drop-in hours on Saturday, November 26.

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Novel Writing for Youth Ages 8-18
Dec
3
11:00 AM11:00

Novel Writing for Youth Ages 8-18

  • Chapter 510 & The Dept. of Make Believe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re launching our Saturday Drop-in Writing Lab this November and December. Chapter 510 will be open from 11am to 5pm each Saturday to all East Bay youth participating in (or who are interested in participating in) National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

To find out more about NaNoWriMo and/or to sign up to write a novel in a month with us and 500,000 other writers worldwide visit ywp.nanowrimo.org (ages 17 and under) or nanowrimo.org (ages 13 or older) to sign up.

To find out more about our Saturday drop-in lab email info@chapter510.org or call 510-469-0108.

Please note that there will be no drop-in hours on Saturday, November 26.

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Personal Essay Help for Oakland Seniors
Nov
19
11:00 AM11:00

Personal Essay Help for Oakland Seniors

  • Chapter 510 & The Dept. of Make Believe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re launching our Saturday Drop-in Writing Lab this November and December. Chapter 510 will be open from 11am to 5pm each Saturday to college seniors working on their personal statements and college applications.

We will have rad, writerly volunteers at the ready to help you finalize your college essays and applications.

Plus, there will be food and beverages.

To find out more about our Saturday drop-in lab email info@chapter510.org or call 510-469-0108.

Please note that there will be no drop-in hours on Saturday, November 26.

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Novel Writing for Youth Ages 8-18
Nov
19
11:00 AM11:00

Novel Writing for Youth Ages 8-18

  • Chapter 510 & The Dept. of Make Believe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re launching our Saturday Drop-in Writing Lab this November and December. Chapter 510 will be open from 11am to 5pm each Saturday to all East Bay youth participating in (or who are interested in participating in) National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

To find out more about NaNoWriMo and/or to sign up to write a novel in a month with us and 500,000 other writers worldwide visit ywp.nanowrimo.org (ages 17 and under) or nanowrimo.org (ages 13 or older) to sign up.

To find out more about our Saturday drop-in lab email info@chapter510.org or call 510-469-0108.

Please note that there will be no drop-in hours on Saturday, November 26.

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Novel Writing for Youth Ages 8-18
Nov
12
11:00 AM11:00

Novel Writing for Youth Ages 8-18

  • Chapter 510 & The Dept. of Make Believe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re launching our Saturday Drop-in Writing Lab this November and December. Chapter 510 will be open from 11am to 5pm each Saturday to all East Bay youth participating in (or who are interested in participating in) National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo).

To find out more about NaNoWriMo and/or to sign up to write a novel in a month with us and 500,000 other writers worldwide visit ywp.nanowrimo.org (ages 17 and under) or nanowrimo.org (ages 13 or older) to sign up.

To find out more about our Saturday drop-in lab email info@chapter510.org or call 510-469-0108.

Please note that there will be no drop-in hours on Saturday, November 26.

View Event →
Personal Essay Help for Oakland Seniors
Nov
12
11:00 AM11:00

Personal Essay Help for Oakland Seniors

  • Chapter 510 & The Dept. of Make Believe (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re launching our Saturday Drop-in Writing Lab this November and December. Chapter 510 will be open from 11am to 5pm each Saturday to college seniors working on their personal statements and college applications.

We will have rad, writerly volunteers at the ready to help you finalize your college essays and applications.

Plus, there will be food and beverages.

To find out more about our Saturday drop-in lab email info@chapter510.org or call 510-469-0108.

Please note that there will be no drop-in hours on Saturday, November 26.

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