Writing Your Heart Out: A special workshop for emerging writers, grades 7-9 with Rachel Aydt

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM until Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 2:00 PMEastern Daylight Time


    Virtual Class
    1 Mead Way
    Bronxville, NY 10708
    United States

    Instructor: Rachel Aydt
    Dates: July 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30
    First and last sessions will be 2 hours long (1:00-3:00).
    All other sessions will be an hour long (1:00-2:00).


    In this 4-week class, writers will meet for twice a week  to write their hearts out. Our focus will be on creative writing prompts created for those who love writing…and those who do but don’t know it yet! Poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction will all be explored. At the beginning of our course, students will be given a digital reader to follow along with throughout the five-weeks which will contain a diverse range of compelling writers, from Kate Tempest to Jamaica Kincaid to Frank McCourt to James Baldwin. We'll read poems and short stories together, and break off into small groups, via Zoom, to explore the craft of each piece and discuss how to apply it to our own creative work. By the end of the course, each student will have a polished portfolio with 3 or so pieces to build upon. The class will culminate with an end-of-semester reading for friends and family.
     
    Rachel Aydt has taught writing seminars at the New School University for nearly two decades, with a recent focus on first-year writing. She also teaches short story and memoir classes at the Writing Institute of Sarah Lawrence, and has taught in the pre-college summer programs at both Barnard and Sarah Lawrence. She's published short stories and essays, culture pieces and features for national magazines, and has worked on staff at national consumer magazines including CosmoGirl, American Heritage, and Cosmopolitan. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence.

    Registration is no longer available because the registration deadline has passed.