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Writers' Workshop

This course serves as an introductory-level creative writing “workshop.” You’ll explore and develop your own voice across various creative genres, including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, spoken word, visual or multimodal media and/or hybrid mediums. You’ll read, share and constructively critique each other’s work in a supportive writing community and build toward composing a final portfolio of creative work. The workshop culminates in an online class reading that's open to family and friends. 

Who It’s For

This course is for 10th to 12th graders who are interested in creative writing and eager to gather with peers to share inspiration, ideas and approaches to writing. Creative writing experience is not necessary. This course is not for those who need remedial writing help, and all students should have a high level of English language proficiency.


Jessica Holmes has been teaching college-level writing at the University of Washington since 2013. She has taught courses in creative writing, composition, literature and environmental humanities. Jessica is also a Ph.D. candidate in English language and literature. She earned an MFA in poetry at the University of Washington and a BFA in English at Lewis & Clark College.

More Information

This remote course is taught via Zoom video conferencing. Classes meet in real time and are not recorded. The instructor uses a blend of whole group discussion, small group/partner work and individual work time.

To participate, you should have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection and a headset and webcam.

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


Jan 5–Mar 11, 2021

Tue, Thu
6 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Refund Deadline
Dec 15 (100%)