Creative Writing 101
Workshop Description: Creative Writing 101 introduces students to the elements of a story, including genre, premise, plot, character, conflict, grammar, and voice. This class meets once weekly for 45 minutes. Over the course of the class, students will write a story in 1500 words or less for possible entry in a nation writing contest. The workshop will begin with students drafting a “skeletal story,” a type of short synopsis, which we will expand into a short story, edit, and critique over the course of the workshop. Motivated students may finish more than one story. Other creative writing exercises we’ll complete include black-out poetry and a fun “snowball” group story.
Location: MSCS Palmer Campus, 742 S. Alsaka St. Palmer, AK
Dates: Mondays, September 10th – December 10th
Time: 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Grade level: 7-12
Cost: $125 for a 10+ -week workshop.
See you advisory teacher for how this class can supplement your ILP for credit.