Creative Writing Workshop for Middle School Students, Fall 2018

Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 04:00 PM until Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 05:45 PM

Sarah Lawrence College
Bronxville, NY 10708
United States

Instructors: Colleen Enen and Lucy Walker 
Length: 5 sessions
Thursdays,  4:00 PM - 5:45 PM

In this course, we’ll explore what makes good writing work through poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. We'll brainstorm ideas, work on our artistic voices, develop stories with energetic structures, write a lot, play some games, but most of all we'll discover the fun and joy in writing. Students will explore their craft and engage creatively and critically with each other. We’ll support each other through free writes, exercises and workshopping. We'll also read a number of published pieces and talk about what works and what doesn't. Students will get hands-on experience with everything they need to write their stories, poems, and essays.

**All levels of writing experience welcome. Students can use this class to write a piece that is as long (or as short) as they choose.

Colleen Enen, originally hailing from Minnesota, is an MFA candidate in Writing at Sarah Lawrence College and professional “Nightmare Woman." She does various editorial things for The Rumpus and LUMINA Journal, and has taught at BookCon, Hennepin County Public Libraries, and Sarah Lawrence College’s High School Summer Writers’ Camp. Her writing has appeared in The Lit Pub, Breadcrumbs Magazine, LUMINA, and Moon Birds. She is currently at work on her first novel.  

Lucy Walker is a Vermont poet currently studying for her MFA in Writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is a volunteer reader at Ploughshares and has taught with the Institute of Reading Development. She also leads writing workshops with Right to Write at the Westchester Correctional Facility. She’s previously been published in Vantage Point, Blue Earth Review, and Off the Coast. 

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