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Classes are in alphabetical order:


Creative Writing
(Grades 4-7)

with Christine Pountney

In this fun and engaging program, kids will dig into those wild, fantastical, true, fictional or lyrical pieces they have floating around in those creative minds. The class will delve into the art of writing and each week will focus on a particular style - poems, short stories, monologue, character and plot development. Students will write in each class guided by prompts and exercises and they will have the opportunity to read their work out loud. The class will learn about dialogue, constructing stories and how to find beginnings, middles and endings for their tales. Excerpts will also be provided from books, poems and short stories for inspiration. A couple of pieces will be reworked in class to create an anthology of works of the student's choosing to take away at the end of the course.

10622 - Wednesdays 4:30-6:00 PM (Grades 4-7)

Not Available for Spring


Creative Writing
(Grades 8-10)

with Christine Pountney

This writing course will introduce creative styles and concepts for those who want to write - short stories, poetry, lyrics, novel chapters, blogging, journal style or even dub/slam poetry for performance. Each week the class will explore new styles and genres and write in that style using prompts and guides to get the process started. Prose, free form, monologue, dialogue, scene development and plot will be explored, allowing the true creative voice to take root while stretching the student with content and choices. Participants will share their work with each other in class and will also rewrite selected pieces. An anthology of selected pieces from the course will be created to take away at the end.

10625 - Fridays 4:30-6:00 PM (Grades 8-10)

Not Available for Spring