Our open-air writing studios provide a welcoming environment for young storytellers to write poetry, short fiction, and plays, individually and in small collaborative groups. Use your imagination and find your creative voice, while developing concrete elements of storytelling like structure, point of view, and conflict and resolution.
Writers collaborate with peers from other artistic disciplines and use the natural environment to inspire their writing. Writers also explore the forms in which creative writing shows up in everyday life, such as journaling and writing commercials.
Under the instruction of an experienced writing educator and practicing writer, writers spend their days considering the structure and idea of form through word games, writing, revising, sharing, and collaborating. The session culminates with a student open mic and performance as well as the development of individual student portfolios. All levels welcome. Classes are grouped according to age division and grade.
“It encouraged me to be more creative than I thought I could be.”
“It's a writer's dream. My ideas couldn't flow until I went there. My favorite part was the way every student and the teacher supported each other.”