Available to Grades 11-12
Unleash your creative potential and sharpen your writing skills in the Creative Writing elective. Through the study of published writers in the genres of fiction, poetry, memoir, and drama you will develop story lines, create believable characters, and produce images that linger in a reader’s imagination. A focus on the use of the visual arts and free writing is used to inspire pieces as well. Additionally, you will learn how to view your work critically using supportive Writer’s Workshop sessions and teacher conferences. Publication in the school’s literary magazine and the development of a writing portfolio will serve as culminating events in the course. Those who sign up should be willing to experiment with a variety of writing styles.
Prerequisite: English 9 and 10