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Young Writers' Workshop

Join other students who are passionate about creative writing. Try your hand at different literary genres, such as poetry, short stories, social memoir and graphic novels. Engage in process writing: Research, generate ideas, draft and revise. Class time will be spent working from writing prompts and reading texts from different genres and authors. 

Who It’s For

This course is for sixth to eighth graders who are passionate about creative writing and interested in developing their voice. It’s not for those who need remedial writing help, and all students should have a high level of English language proficiency.


Matt Gano is a career author and creative writing instructor with over 15 years of teaching experience. He’s been a writer-in-residence for Seattle Arts & Lectures’ Writers in the Schools program and a traveling teaching artist for the Skagit River Poetry Foundation. Matt is also the author of "Suits for the Swarm," cofounder of the Seattle Youth Poet Laureate program and former director of Fremont Abbey Arts Center’s NEXT STAGE program.

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.

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%)