Writing Short Bites – Summer Writing Camp Ages 14-18
In this summer camp we will dive right in and start a new piece, and each following day learn about an apply a specific part of story writing.
Transforming Fairy Tales in Our Modern World Ages 14-18
In this five-week class, we will be exploring what makes fairy tales so attractive to readers. We will then be applying those components to our own writing, in order to create stories that could make up a modern-day book by the Grimm Brothers, and then build upon that knowledge in order to create new worlds of science and/or fantasy.
Science, Magic, and the Mundane: Speculative Worlds and How to Write Them Ages 14-18
In this four week class, students 11-15 will develop alternate ways of viewing reality, learn how to analyze these newly realized aspects from an author’s point of view, and then build upon that knowledge in order to create new worlds of science and/or fantasy.
Polishing and Publishing Short Bites – Summer Intensive Ages 14-18
Students will spend three days a week for three weeks revising work and learning how to prepare pieces for publication, as well as how to research markets and handle submissions, for each of three weeks.
Polishing and Publishing Short Bites – Stories, Poetry, and Essays Ages 14-18
For many authors, seeing their work in print can mean they’ve accomplished a major goal. In this ongoing class we will switch between two components, alternating weeks. Learners can choose to work on flash fiction short stories, poetry, and/or essays, as well as shift between them.
Queer / LGBTQ+ Literature, Then and Now: the 21st Century Ages 15-18
What has changed in queer literature since the beginning of this century? It has exploded, particularly YA literature, and it is no longer easily put in a box. It’s now possible to find books that feature protagonists in a wide variety of genders and sexualities in all genres. However, there are still obstacles for queer authors, and we will study how those obstacles have shifted and changed in the first two decades of the twenty-first century.
Queer / LGBTQ+ Literature, Then and Now: Pre-Stonewall Ages 15-18
Sure, you can find books now with all sorts of queer protagonists, but what was queer literature like a hundred years ago? Fifty years ago? The end of last century? What about today? In this class sequence we will study three distinct periods of writing, and how lead to the next.
Queer / LGBTQ+ Literature, Then and Now: Summer Intensive Ages 15-18
Sure, you can find books now with all sorts of queer protagonists, but what was queer literature like a hundred years ago? Before the Stonewall Riots in 1969, queer literature followed a fairly common theme in that queer protagonists were not supposed to be happy. While this is saddening, there is a lot to take away from these authors. Although though their writing was shaped by society, queer authors were starting to stand up and write about themselves and people they knew.
Queer / LGBTQ+ Literature, Then and Now: Post-Stonewall Ages 15-18
What changes did queer literature go though after the beginning of the movement started by the Stonewall Riots? In this class series learners will study post-Stonewall literature, loosely defined here as post 1969 through the end of the twentieth century.