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Creative Writing

In this hands-on course, you practice the craft of writing in a lively, artistic atmosphere under the guidance of professional writers.

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Using short works by established writers as models and drawing parallels and inspiration from the visual arts and music, you create your own poetry, stories, plays, and creative nonfiction.

Through in-class prompts, drafts, peer workshops, revisions, and instructor feedback, you develop their distinctive voices while investigating essential aspects of the craft: description, imagery, rhythm, point of view, character, tension, epiphany, and resolution.

Since the Bay Area has a rich literary history and a vibrant contemporary writing scene, this class incorporates visits from published guest writers.

Students also take a field trip to a San Francisco museum and have the opportunity to collaborate with other disciplines such as film and graphic design.

Creative Writing is an all-day course.

To apply for Pre-College Creative Writing click here.

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