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Writers' Workshop

This intensive creative writing workshop embraces a model of giving students prompts from a variety of media — such as poetry, prose, audio, visual arts and spoken word — and allowing focused writing time, oral sharing and writers’ groups to help them develop as a writers. The workshop culminates in a public reading of work. You're welcome and encouraged to bring a laptop to class. 

Who It’s For

This program is for incoming ninth to 12th graders. It is for creative writers who are eager to gather with other student writers to share inspiration, ideas and approaches to writing. It's not for those who need remedial writing help, and all students should have a high level of English language proficiency.


Julie Olsen is a teaching artist, theater teacher and English language arts instructor. She has taught literature and writing skills at Washington Academy of Performing Arts in Redmond and Roosevelt High School in Seattle and has presented workshops at Juniata College and Hawaii Pacific University. She currently teaches and directs the theater program at Assumption-St. Bridget School in Seattle. A graduate of Oberlin College and Oberlin Conservatory, she has an MFA from the UW School of Drama and a master’s in teaching from Seattle Pacific University.

More Information

This remote course will use a learning management system like Canvas and Zoom video conferencing. To participate, students should have access to a computer with speakers and a microphone and an internet connection. A headset and a webcam is also highly recommended.

See the Policies section for details about registration policies and more.


Jun 22–Jul 2, 2020

no class Jul 3
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Refund Deadline
May 20 (100%)