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UW Youth & Teen Programs

Writers Workshop for Middle School

In this course, you’ll join a community of students who are passionate about creative writing. Your instructor will guide you through techniques to harness your imagination and strengthen your writing in a range of genres including short fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction — or you can focus on just one or two of these genres if you prefer. You’ll generate new ideas, draft original work and revise both individually and as a part of a group. We'll spend class time working on writing prompts, discussing selected texts  and completing a final draft of a dazzling new piece of work. Our last session will feature a celebratory showcase of your creations.

Who Should Register

This course is for incoming sixth to eighth graders. 

Instructor

Stephen Kernaghan (Sections A and B) and Julie Olsen (Section C) 

More Information

This in-person course is taught on the UW Seattle campus.

Students who want a full-day experience can register for two courses — one in the morning and one in the afternoon — which will include a supervised lunch break between courses. Students should bring a lunch.

See the Policies page for details about registration policies, COVID-19 vaccination requirements and more. 

Details

Jul 17–Jul 28, 2023

A
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$725
Refund Deadline
Jun 5, 2023
Status
Closed

Jul 31–Aug 11, 2023

C
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$725
Refund Deadline
Jun 19, 2023
Status
Closed

Aug 14–Aug 25, 2023

B
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$725
Refund Deadline
Jul 3, 2023
Status
Closed