Classes taught by BT4W Alum: Isabelle Stephen
For Yr Own Joy: starts February 7th
An Exploration in
Creativity and the Written Word
WHEN: Saturdays from 2-3:30pm February through May
WHERE: the Graham and Parks School 44-linnaean street
up, did you ever pretend that the playground was a castle fit for fighting a
dragon? Do you sometimes put your iPod on repeat and listen to the same song
over and over until you can feel the lyrics in your bones? Are the pages of
your favorite book so worn out and well-read that they’re nearly torn?
Congratulations, you’re a writer!
Too often, as we move into middle school
and beyond, we loose sight of what writing is--books and stories transform from
a celebration of creativity and imagination to a dreaded chore, usually
assigned by a teacher. In this class, we’ll do away with analytical writing,
and get back to what really matters. Throughout this course, we’ll explore as
many different forms of creative writing as we can--short fiction, long fiction,
poetry, memoir, playwriting, you name it--in as many different ways as we can.
We’ll discover some basic literary and poetic devices, and then we’ll use our
poetic license and do away with them all. We’ll share our work in a supportive
environment. And, above all--we’ll write. Come and see what you can do with a pen, a blank sheet of paper, and your limitless imagination!