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Fiction Writing for High School Students

Workshops

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 5-weeks; Wednesdays, June 28-July 26; 6:30PM-8:30PM Town & Country (specific location provided upon registration) 157.00

Fiction Writing for High School Students

This workshop, focused on the teen writer (rising 9th-12th grades), will help students expand on their fiction writing skills by polishing already completed story drafts and beginning new ones via creative writing prompts. Myrta Vida, instructor, will lead discussions and help students master the art of peer review, giving specific, appropriate, and compassionate feedback to…

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 4-weeks; Tuesday, June 27; July 11, 18, 25; 6PM-8PM Town & Country (specific location provided upon registration) 127.00

Creative Writing for Middle Schoolers

This workshop for middle school students (rising 6th through 8th grades) will teach enthusiastic young writers how to identify the key elements of exceptional prose and how to develop those elements in their own writing. With each week focusing on a different core feature of fiction, this course will use selected readings to explore what…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6-weeks, Wednesdays, May 17-June 21; 6:30-8:45PM Town & Country (specific location provided upon registration) 187.00

Fiction Workshop: All Genres Welcome

In this fiction workshop, every student will have the opportunity to have two of their pieces (short stories or novel chapters) critiqued by their instructor and fellow students. We’ll also discuss a handful of already published stories that are particularly instructive. The goal of this workshop is to help each student write the fiction they…

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Wednesday, April 05, 2017 6 weeks, (Wednesday) April 5-May 10, 6:30 to 8:45PM Town & Country (address given when registration completed) 190.00

Writing the Short Story

The short story is an integral feature of American literature, from the greats to contemporary writers. In this workshop, we will work with prompts to generate new ideas, use exercises and readings to develop foundational elements of the story, and move towards revision with constructive, detailed feedback in collaborative workshops. At the end of this…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6 weeks, (Tuesday) March 28-May 2; 6:30 to 8:45PM Town & Country (address given when registration completed) 190.00

The Art of Writing Flash Nonfiction

What is it about miniatures that so captures our imagination? The tiny wingtips of a commuter reading a newspaper on a model train, the turning windmill on a charm bracelet, a working chandelier in a dollhouse…small-scale wonders that fit in our hand. Similarly, the compression and attention to detail in flash nonfiction contributes to the…

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