Codex is an educational studio at The Writer’s Block, where students ages 5–18 create original stories and works of art. Participating students create and publish their work through a variety of educational programs that include workshops, weekly clubs, and field trips. In addition, The Writer’s Block partners with select schools in the Vegas area to bring Codex instruction directly into the classroom, and to assist teachers with the process of editing and publishing their students’ work. Codex programming is entirely free, and is developed and taught by Writer’s Block staff and qualified volunteers. If you’re interested in volunteering, please consult the form below.


Codex workshops are available to students ages 5–18 and cover a variety of topics and disciplines, including: poetry and prose, printmaking, drama, filmmaking, blogging, podcasting, and more. All workshops are project-based—they result in a product (a book, recording, film, print, etc.) that each student takes home with them when the workshop ends. Workshops are taught by Writer’s Block staff or qualified volunteers, and are limited in size to allow for a more individualized and memorable experience. When filled beyond capacity, workshop enrollment is determined by lottery one week before the workshop begins. Codex workshops are offered free of charge.

For a calendar of current workshops, please visit the Workshops page or click the button below.


Field Trips

We are no longer scheduling field trips for the remainder of 2018, but will be offering them again sometime in the spring of 2019.

Field trips are available to  classes from the Clark County School District, and and are currently limited to grades K–5. Designed as a two-hour workshop, these field trips occur during the school day and are intended for groups of between 12 and 30 students. As a group, students will collaborate on the writing of a picture book. During the final hour, each student will individually complete and illustrate their own copy—which they will take home with them at the conclusion of the trip. There is no charge for field trips.

To sign up for a field trip or to request more info, please email or click the button below.



The Writer’s Block offers its Codex programming at no charge to the Vegas community, and is always looking for volunteers to assist in teaching and designing workshops, field trips, and in-school activations. Volunteers must be 18 or older. All volunteers receive a discount at the Book Shop. For more information, or to schedule an introductory interview, please complete the brief form below.

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