Spring; Grades 11–12
This workshop is generative in nature. Students produce short works in response to weekly writing prompts that culminate in an end-of-semester, annotated portfolio. Prompts stem from shared readings by living writers that allow students to approach the modern human experience from a multitude of perspectives. Topics analyzed to assist writers in their work include, but are not limited to, plot, character, setting, point of view, tone, word choice, style, and voice. Initial workshop sessions are conducted in small groups to share feedback on works-in-progress and later transition to class-wide discussions in which writers receive constructive feedback on completed works.