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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.

What You'll Learn

  • How to read like a writer
  • Strategies for producing creative work in your own voice
  • Editing tips to help you effectively revise your writing
  • How to cultivate creative habits of mind, such as critical thinking, reflection, courage, risk-taking and persistence
  • How to polish and present your work to a group 

Who Should Register

This course is for incoming sixth to eighth graders. This course is not for those who need remedial writing help, and all students should have a high level of English language proficiency.

Instructor

Lisa Muschinski

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, refunds, waitlists and more. 

Details

Jul 1–Jul 12, 2024

A
No class Jul 4–5
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$600
Refund Deadline
May 20, 2024
Status
Closed

Jul 29–Aug 9, 2024

B
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$750
Refund Deadline
Jun 17, 2024
Status
Closed

Aug 12–Aug 23, 2024

C
Day
Mon–Fri
Time
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
Location
UW Seattle
Cost
$750
Refund Deadline
Jul 1, 2024
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