Thursday | 5:00-6:30 PM | Ages 16 & Up
A writing class for motivated and serious minded aspiring authors. We will learn about the creative and business ends of writing. We will share stories and ideas and work together to improve our writing skills and strengthen our stories. We will learn how to evaluate the writing of others and offer helpful critique. We will talk about different genres and forms of writing, working on a variety of mediums from poetry through flash fiction and longer narratives.
But the journey doesn’t stop when the story is finished. We will learn how to prepare industry standard manuscript submissions and research publication options. We will learn about other opportunities to use your writing skills in the industry, such as working for a publication or writing for a business. We will talk about books, authors, techniques and tricks of the trade. When available and appropriate, we will attend readings, talk to actual working writers, attend local festivals, and visit local businesses that produce and sell the written word. There’s a big writing world out there and we’re going to be a part of it!This is an Arts Academy class. Class length is 16 weeks. Spring Semester Only.Class length is 32 weeks divided into 2 – 16 week semesters.Class length is 16 weeks. Fall Semester Only.