Writer's Playground

Dystopia, Mystery, Memoir,

Humor, Scriptwriting, Poetry

Additional Information

Rising 6th graders through just graduated 8th graders

Session 1: July 15-19, 2019; 9:30am-12:30pm (Taught by Johnson)

Session 2: July 22-26, 12:30-3:30pm (Taught by Nygaard)

Where: Gunn High School Room N-101

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Cost: $525

Session 1 with Johnson Available

Session 2 with Nygaard Full

Come play, middle school students! You will get to explore different writing forms and genres of your choice: dystopia, mystery, memoir, humor writing, scriptwriting, or poetry — please indicate your preferences when you register, and we will make choices based on the group’s overall areas of interest. We will also play around with a variety of techniques, such as idea generation, dialogue, imagery, foreshadowing and/or suspense, depending on which forms and genres are selected.

    A typical class will include:

  • Improv-style warm-up activities
  • Reading of mentor texts
  • Writing exercises and drafting time
  • Workshopping our writing with peers
  • Formal and informal publishing opportunities
  • A celebration of our work at the end of the week!

The instructor will provide personal feedback. We will also participate in structured writing workshops, with guidelines and protocols for evaluating our peers' writing and giving each other constructive feedback in a supportive environment.

The class will be capped at 16 students - enough that we will have a wealth of ideas and perspectives - but small enough to ensure personalized attention from the instructor every day.

Register Today!

Cost: $525

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If you would like to be on the waitlist, please email us at [email protected]