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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 incoming 9th 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.

Instructors

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.

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. She previously 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

This remote course uses the Canvas learning management system and Zoom video conferencing.. Classes meet in real time and are not recorded. Instructors use 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.

Details

Jun 21–Jul 2, 2021

Sect. A
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
Remote
Cost
$675
Refund Deadline
May 10, 2021
Register

Jul 6–Jul 16, 2021

Sect. B
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
Remote
Cost
$610
Refund Deadline
May 25, 2021
Register