This Writer’s Lab workshop is for avid writers 13 and over who want to read and write in an interactive community. Our focus is on developing fluency, creativity, and depth in our writing. During our webinar, we focus on community writing support and using writing prompts. In the classroom, students read and respond to examples of published writing, share more of their writing, and support each other. Video and text about writing offer food for thought and inspiration.
Why community writing? Why teens?
Writers blossom when they are part of a supportive, appreciative community that reads and celebrates their work. Students in Writer’s Lab will be encouraged to share any of their work—from academic essays to undeveloped creative inspiration. Teens have different developmental needs and their writing often reflects topics they are exploring. A teens-only environment will offer them the freedom to explore the topics that concern them.
Is this environment more suited to reluctant writers or avid ones? What level is this course?
All of our creative writing courses work by drawing on the strengths of all levels of writers, from very beginning writers to advanced. Students need to be able to type fluently in order to take part in these courses. Very reluctant writers will find WriteNOW Workshop the best environment to start in, whereas Writer’s Lab will offer a more consistent community for writers who enjoy writing and want to seek out kindred spirits. The course integrates students of all skill levels.
- This course is part of Athena’s Creative Writing Sequence. Click here to see the full sequence and enrollment priorities.
- This year-long course can be repeated as often as a student would like.
- This class is discussion based. Only students who are ready to use the microphone in an online class should enroll.
- This course requires use of multiple tabs in a browser, so students need to attend on a computer with a keyboard. Attendance on a tablet is not recommended.
- Webinars are 90 minutes long.
- Teen Writer’s Lab students tend to explore mature subject matter in their writing and discussions. Teens who are highly sensitive or are less mature will find a more suitable environment in our mixed-age Writer’s Lab.
- Read more about Professor Suki’s approach to teaching writing.
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