The Creative Writing Certificate

recommended for ages 9+ (PREREQUISITE: WRITER'S PROCESS CERTIFICATE)

This program builds from the materials of the Writer's Process Certificate wherein the students will concentrate on the three literary forms of writing: poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. 

 

POETRY

Poetry writing enhances language skill through the variety and flexibility of its writer forms. The poetry course is designed for individuals to learn how to control and mold sound, imagery, structure, meter, line, words, and theme into crafted poetry. 

 

FICTION

Students in this class will learn about the forms of fiction and how fiction is built. Writers work in small groups on a story and perform in-class exercises in point of view, plotting, character development, dialogue, setting, and other elements of fiction. 

 

CREATIVE NONFICTION / PERSONAL ESSAY / MEMOIR

Every individual has an interesting story. This class will focus on finding the writer's voice to discover their stories by delving into the writer's experiences in finding their literary voice.