Creative Writing (SOLD OUT)

June 10-14, 2024 | 9 am-3 pm

We all have a story to tell, and a deep human need to express ourselves. Creative writing does both. If you have ever loved a story, book, movie, poem, lyrics to a song, or even a particularly clever meme, you have experienced the power and pleasure of creative writing. In this week-long course, we’ll have a look at various forms of creative writing -- fiction, scripts, poetry, lyrics, and memoirs – and try our hands at making our own. While we’ll touch upon (and you’ll get personal feedback on) technical aspects of writing – conventions, organization, word choice, creating dialog, etc. – the focus of the course will be joyful and free self-expression.

: Rising 5th & 6th Graders

Lunch is included!

Instructor: John Zwolinski
John Zwolinski is a 34-year career teacher, and currently a faculty member at A.P. Giannini Middle School in San Francisco, where he has taught social studies for the past ten years. Previously, he taught test preparation, history, reading, ELA, and English as a Second Language in Micronesia, Korea, Los Angeles, and Oakland. He attended Phillips Exeter Academy, graduated from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service with a BSFS in History & Diplomacy, and UC Berkeley’s School of Education with a Master's in Education. He has taught summer enrichment courses at SHCP for the past several years.

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