2021 Writer's Workshop Online
Boost Creativity, Build Writing Skills, & Technique
8-Week Program | Once Per Week | 60 Minutes
Open to Students in Grades 6 - 8 & 9 - 12
New Sessions Starting in January 2021!
Our January Writer's Workshops are modeled on our highly successful summer workshops led by Great Books Academic Directors and professional writers.
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 are 8 consecutive weeks beginning the week of January 11. Choose the program that suits your schedule best.
Writer's Workshop Middle School Programs (Grades 6-8)
Creative Writing: Through exploration of a range of genres, including poetry, short fiction, and creative nonfiction, students are prompted to write varied subject matter in numerous styles. Students will learn to gain control of literary devices such as metaphor, rhythm, image, and more. Energizing writing exercises help students develop their own voice, & a life-skill they will carry well into the future.
- Wednesdays at 7:00pm Eastern, Jan. 13 - March 3 (grades 6-8)
Led by Academic Director Jonathan Volk, who received his MFA at the University of Massachusetts MFA Program for Poets & Writers, where he also teaches creative writing.
Writer's Workshop High School Programs (Grades 9-12)
Creative Writing: This Writer's Workshop will explore core craft elements of prose, including point of view, the play and pause of time, forward momentum, and style. In the first few sessions, fun writing activities and prompts will help students generate short stories or the beginnings of novels. Students will then share their pieces with the workshop, both learning to receive and to offer feedback and advice for revision.
- Mondays at 7:00pm Eastern, Jan. 11 - Mar 1 (grades 9-12)
- Saturdays at 10:30am GMT (London) or 6:30pm CST (Beijing), Jan. 16 - March 6 (grades 6-12) - Ideal for International Time Zones!
Mondays will be led by Academic Director Jonathan Volk, who received his MFA at the University of Massachusetts MFA Program for Poets & Writers, where he also teaches creative writing.
Saturdays 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.