2019 High School Writing Conference Courses

Writing the College Application Letter: from ideas to a full draft with Cornelia Paraskevas
The class is a workshop designed to help students create a complete draft of their college application essay. Students will need to come with rich ideas, an open mind, and writing tools: during the workshop, the instructor will first share with them sample college application letters that have been highly successful and then guide them as they transform their own rich ideas into engaging college application letters.

Something Old, Something New with Colette Tennant
Creative writers live in a tricky place somewhere between an old world and a new one. The old world is all the writing that has come before us. The new world is the creative works we will write someday. Where do our poems and short stories and novels get written? In between those two worlds. We'll practice some exercises that will help us negotiate that tricky in-between place. You'll come away from the workshop with at least two new poems.

The Discipline of Writing with Matt Buckle
Writing, like any other art form is about discipline. It is having the discipline to simply write. Often, it doesn't matter what you are writing about. Write about your day, your week, your dreams, that exciting thing, that boring conversation you had with Bill from the corner store. Write about what inspires you and what makes you doubt yourself. Because if you do not write, no one will ever read your words. That seems like an obvious thing to say, but the person who seeks writing as a career must have the discipline to pursue their craft every day so that their talent can shine through when their moment comes.

Writing for Film and Video with BrAd Steiner
Course writing for film and video is a whole different kind of writing. This is a crash course on script writing for fun and profit. We'll go into what format to use for your scripts and why. And talk about why pre-production and writing is 10 times more important than production and shooting.

Scholarship and Resume Writing with Sarah Muir

Creating 3-D Scenes with Linda Clare

Writing the Truth: Nonfiction and Memoir with Linda Clare

Playwriting with Joe Silva