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:
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.