Creative Writing

Humanities | English
English Elective
Grade: 11-12
Credits: 1

For students who love literature and want to create their own, this course explores crafting poetry, creative nonfiction, fiction, and personal essays. For inspiration, students draw upon powerful texts old and new, art, music, and nature, as well as workshops led by local authors. Students frequently read their work aloud to each other during class. Grammar and vocabulary are regular components of study; woven into the examination of rules and definitions is a consideration for how writers control the reader’s experience by the punctuation, grammar, and words they choose. As a culminating project, students present a sampling of their work to an audience.

Faculty

Emily Silver, English
Emily Silver
English
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