Creative Writing & San Francisco

Dates: July 7-11
Time: 9 am–3 pm
Grades: Students entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grades in the fall of 2014
Cost: $300 by the "Early Bird" deadline (April 17, 2014); $350 after April 17, 2014
Lunch: 
lunch included

Examine short stories, poetry, and novels inspired by San Francisco. Learn about the basic structures and themes that can help us make our own creative texts. In this course, students will take several field trips to different locations in the San Francisco area to find inspiration for a creative work. Throughout the week, students will be offered an outlet to try new writing styles and find inspiration in places that they may not have had access to before. This course is for students who love to be outdoors and want to become better writers.

Instructor: Mike Knapp
Mike Knapp is a Boston native who moved to San Francisco in 2010 to work for Facebook.  He has always wanted to teach high school and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Southern California in 2013.  Before arriving in San Francisco, Mike majored in English (Literary Theory) at Dartmouth College and graduated in 2009.  He also is the head men’s coach at San Francisco’s Pacific Rowing Club on Lake Merced.  In his free time he enjoys cycling and playing basketball.

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