Fall Semester 2017
Write Your First Short Story
Instructor: Amy Laprade
Dates: September 19, 2017 – January 18, 2018
Days: Tuesdays (no class on the weeks of Nov. 20, Dec. 18, or Dec. 24)
Time: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ages: 11 – 15
In this fun, hands-on, generative writing class, students will learn the basics of short fiction writing in a safe, non-competitive atmosphere that honors imagination and creative risk-taking over scholastic ability. For each of the first thirteen weeks, we will explore literary devices used in stories through a series of writing activities. Students will have the opportunity to meet other young writers and to share their work in a safe, encouraging setting. During the last three weeks of class, students will begin compiling all that they’ve learned and will begin, with the help of the instructor, constructing what will become their first complete story.
All genres, voices, and writing styles are encouraged. No previous workshop experience necessary. No previous awards or publications needed to join. Just bring your enthusiasm and curiosity! Students will also need pens and notebooks. They will have the option to bring their laptops. Register now!