Young Writers Class
Very Young Writers (Entering K-1):
Our children are potential authors with important stories to tell. This section, designed for those preparing for kindergarten or first grade, introduces them to writing with an interactive dialogue journal, and fosters a love of reading through experimental, hands-on, fun-filled activities
Young Writers (Entering Grades 2-10):
Our workshops offer a unique opportunity for students to develop their talent as writers. Experienced teachers guide students through a step-by-step approach to writing: prewriting, precomposing, writing, sharing, revising, editing and evaluating. In this class students will:
Fantasy and Fiction (Irvine location ONLY!)
(Entering Grades 4-6)
Do you love writing? Do you have a good imagination? Is it difficult to make your stories work the way you'd like? The answer may be structure. "The structure is like a glass to pour your imagination into," says John Gardiner, author of Stone Fox. In this class, students will:
- learn the structure used by the majority of published authors of fiction for children;
- read and analyze various genres to observe structure firsthand;
- receive step by step guidance on using structure to write original stories;
- write to various genres using experiences and/or pure imagination;
- gain a working knowledge of dialogue in literature.
Writing for Film: the Screenplay (Irvine location ONLY!)
Do you love movies or television? Would you like to write your own? This class will take you through structured lessons to help you understand what makes an effective script that you and your friends could make into a short film. We will be using ancient Greek fables as our sources of inspiration to launch our storytelling ideas. From there, we work together to write great scripts with enduring themes. There will be a reading of all scripts at the end of the class.