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City of Secrets: Intermediate Fiction Creative Writing Workshop (Semester Long)

Create characters with secrets in a fantasy city as a group. Write stories about them individually.
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Class

50 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 8 weeks

11-14

year olds

3-6

learners per class

per learner - per class

How does aMulti-Daycourse work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Available Times

Pacific Time

Wed Jun 15

Jun 15 - Aug 17 (8 weeks)
Wednesdays
8pm - 8:50pm
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Description

Class Experience

As the class goes on learners practice:
•	organizing their thoughts with pre-writing exercises
•	reading their work out loud
•	listening to their peers in an engaged and respectful way
•	giving articulate, respectful, and helpful feedback to their peers
•	developing their focus and concentration on a task
•	letting creative ideas flourish
•	engaging in exciting collaborative engagement with other students 
•	learning elements of novel plot structure 
Little to none. Sometimes students have 'homework' whereby (for example) they are asked to come up with a name for something in the story, or decide a character's family name. 
Students should have access to writing paper and pen for each workshop class.  We want to put our inner critic away--it's too easy to erase words on the computer.   Tip: have a folder on hand so you can put stories from the workshop together at the end of each day.

Students are keenly aware of their peer's reactions to their work. They know when everyone is listening breathlessly. As they participate in the workshop they naturally want to read something other students will enjoy, so they naturally begin pushing themselves to write better work using the tools presented by the instructor in exercises.  By the end of the workshop, their writing has reached a more sophisticated and challenging level.
50 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.

Teacher

Leeyanne Moore MFAFostering creative genius--one student at a time
203 total reviews
122 completed classes

About Me

Hello everybody! I have an MFA from Syracuse University where I was a University Fellow, and BA from Smith College where I won many prizes in fiction and playwriting. I'm a published fiction author, and have received many grants.  I've also taught... 
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