Future Writers: A Teen Writing Workshop
A writing program where creative expression is nurtured. This once a week workshop is limited to a small group of students interested in pushing their current writing to a new level while building a sense of community.
Students will learn:
- The fiction writing process and what makes a story great.
- Which genres are a good fit (fiction, fantasy, short story, creative nonfiction).
- To develop characters, setting, plot, the hook, clues and red herrings (and how to plant them).
- To pull story elements together.
- The revision process including critique techniques/tools and addressing strengths and weaknesses.
- Information about the publishing industry.
Students will have a chance to:
- Receive feedback on new or existing works in progress.
- Develop their own portfolio of work.
- Receive one-on-one attention.
- Read from a wide range of children’s and young adult literature as well as two books on the writer’s craft.
Come prepared to be creative, produce a work of fiction that you can be proud of and have fun.
Class Size: Maximum 8 Students (Grades 10,11,and 12)
*Students will be chosen based on the quality of current work submitted.
Duration: 90 minutes (1½ hours)
Location: Issaquah/Sammamish area (TBD)
A little bit about me as a teacher:
- Develops necessary skills through participation, experimentation, and practice.
- Recognizes individual students’ needs, interests, and learning styles.
- Integrates age-appropriate literature and resources.
- Allows students to participate in whole group discussions.
- Establishes positive relationships with students.
- Fosters open communication and support.