Creative Writing

July 11-15, 2022 | 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. 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 week will be joyful and free self-expression.

Cost: $395 Early Bird. $450 after April 15, 2022
Ages: Students entering 5th and 6th grades in the fall of 2022

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 eight 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 a Master’s in Education. He has taught summer enrichment courses at SHCP for the past several years.

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