Writers Workshop

This workshop will challenge students to approach writing through a variety of rhetorical modes, including narrative, poetry, short fiction, vignette and re-appropriation. Class time will be divided among mini-lessons, independent writing time, group work and one-to-one conferencing. You'll experience the similarities of each genre as we reinforce the notion that good writing is a result of rewriting. Writers will complete and present a portfolio at the end-of-course publishing party. Students should plan on bringing a laptop to class.

Who It’s For

This program is for incoming 9th to 12th graders. It is not for those who need remedial writing help, and all students should have a high level of English language proficiency.

Instructor

Julie Olsen has a MFA from the University of Washington School of Drama, a English and music degree from Oberlin College, and a master’s in teaching from Seattle Pacific University, She is a Washington state-certified drama and English language arts instructor and has taught literature and writing skills at the Washington Academy of Performing Arts Conservatory High School and at Roosevelt High School in Seattle. A board member of the Washington State Educational Theatre Association, Julie chairs the Washington State Junior Thespian Conference. She currently teaches theater skills and directs the drama program at Assumption-St. Bridget School in Seattle.

More Information

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Dates & Times

Jul 9–Jul 20, 2018

Day
Mon–Fri
Location
Bellevue
Time
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Status
Full

Aug 6–Aug 17, 2018

Day
Mon–Fri
Location
UW Seattle
Time
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Status
Full