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.


Julie Olsen is a Washington state-certified drama and English language arts instructor. She teaches theater skills and directs the drama program at Assumption-St. Bridget School in Seattle, Previously, she taught literature and writing skills at the Washington Academy of Performing Arts in Redmond and at Roosevelt High School in Seattle. She has a MFA from the UW School of Drama and a master’s in teaching from Seattle Pacific University.

More Information

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Dates & Times

Jul 22–Aug 2, 2019

9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Refund Deadline
May 15 (100%)