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Essential Elements of Writing Clinic 

Learn to Master the Art of Well-Formed Writing

8-Week Program - Once Per Week
Open to Students in Grades 6 - 8 & 9 - 12

New Sessions Starting in January 2021! 

Join our 8-week program, held once weekly for 90 minutes for high school and middle school students. Learn to master the mechanics, grammar, conventions, editing, and more to build your expository and persuasive, evidence-based writing skills. 

How is this different from our Writer's Workshop? In this writing clinic, students will learn the basic elements of grammar and style, and put that knowledge into practice. Sessions will focus on the building blocks of good writing and the process of editing and revision. Students will gain confidence and fluency in grammar and writing structure and will ultimately be challenged to produce a polished essay on a topic of their choice.

Program Dates & Times

Scheduled for afternoons, weekends, and evenings to allow students from across time zones and around the world to come together. All programs span 8 consecutive weeks beginning the week of January 11, 2021. Choose the program that suits your schedule best.

Program for Middle School Students:

  • Mondays at 7:00pm Eastern - Starting Jan. 11, 2021 (grades 6-8)
  • Saturdays at 8:30am GMT (London) or 4:30 PM CST (Beijing) - Starting Jan. 16, 2021 (grades 6-8) Ideal for families in International Time Zones!  

Mondays will be led by Academic Director Giovani Alonzi, who is professor in the English Department at East Los Angeles College.

Saturday will be led by Academic Director Chris Schafenacker, who earned his MFA from UMass Amherst. He is a professional writer and translator currently working in Granada as he completes his PhD.

Programs for High School Students: 

  • Tuesdays at 7:00pm Eastern - Starting Jan. 12, 2021 (grades 9-12)

Tuesdays will be led by Academic Director Giovani Alonzi, who is professor in the English Department at East Los Angeles College.

Tuition & Fees

Tuition for the Writing Essentials Clinic is $650. There is also a $50 Registration Fee. This one-time fee per participant covers any January classes chosen. Registration and Tuition are refundable until January 4, 2021.  

Looking for Creative Writing? See Our Writer's Workshops!


Love Discussing Literature, Too?

Register solely for the clinic, or better yet, add a week of  Writer's Workshop, or Great Books Seminar Series, or Private Classes. 

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