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UW Youth & Teen Programs

Writers Workshop for High School

This course serves as an introductory-level creative writing workshop. You’ll explore and develop your own voice across various genres, including poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, spoken word, visual or multimodal media and/or hybrid mediums. You’ll read, share and constructively critique each other’s work in a supportive writing community and build toward composing a final portfolio of creative work. The workshop culminates in a class reading that's open to family and friends. 

What You'll Learn

  • How to write across multiple modes of discourse
  • How to give and receive feedback one-on-one and with groups
  • Strategies for exploring and developing your individual creative voice
  • How to create a portfolio of your work

Who Should Register 

This course is for ninth to 12th graders who are interested in creative writing and eager to gather with peers to share inspiration, ideas and approaches to writing. Creative writing experience is not necessary. This course is not for those who need remedial writing help, and all students should have a high level of English language proficiency.


Jessica Holmes

More Information

This online course is taught via Canvas and/or Zoom video conferencing. Classes meet in real time and are not recorded. Activities are held both synchronously and asynchronously. To participate, you should have access to a computer with a high-speed internet connection, a headset and a webcam. 

See the Policies page for details about registration, refunds, waitlists and more. 

Earn a Digital Badge

After participating in this course, you can claim a Youth & Teen Programs digital badge that you can share with prospective colleges, universities and employers and on social media.


Jul 1–Jul 12, 2024

No class Jul 4–5
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Refund Deadline
May 20, 2024