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Beginning Creative Writing
8 weekly sessions, 1.5 hrs
We’ll write from prompts and exercises, practice reading and responding, and learn a bit about crafting a story. Workshop guidelines and practices create a safe environment, and writers are encouraged to take risks and have fun. Creative writing is an enjoyable and low stress way to help young writers gain both confidence and skills.
Teen Creative Writing Workshop
8 weekly sessions, 2hrs
Age 14 and up
This is a generative workshop, and the bulk of our time together is spent creating and revising our stories. In addition to writing from prompts, writers will also practice craft elements such as character development, dialogue, setting, and plot. Writers will also learn how to give helpful feedback on their classmates’ drafts. Workshop guidelines and practices create a safe environment, and writers are encouraged to take risks and explore their creativity. No previous workshop experience required.
Grades 8 -12
8 weekly sessions, 1.5hrs
A class designed to help students add clarity, flow, and depth to their essays. Students will learn how to discover relationships between words, ideas and sentences and how these relationships build coherent paragraphs. We’ll play with paragraph puzzles and practice revising and rewording them to increase clarity and flow. Students will use their own writing and work with models. My teaching philosophy for this class developed from my post-grad studies in rhetoric & composition. Specifically, from, A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers, by Erika Lindemann.