Creative Writing for 11-14 year-olds


Swim and Scribe

4 Afternoons: August 8- 11, 1:00- 3:30


Delve into creative writing with an experienced writing guide as a resource. We’ll play with words, explore creative imagination, and practice a variety of writing forms. Class content will be tailored to students’ passions and needs, drawing from the following choices: poetry, story, journaling, and/or nature writing. Requests for specific interests are encouraged! Each class includes free-writing as well as focus on a chosen theme with examples to reflect on and imitate.


As weather allows, there will be writing time beside Green Lake, in walking distance from the studio, with optional dips on hot days.

Course cost: $150- $200, sliding scale.


Summer Registration 2017 for Pegasus and Sisters

Contact Mary Oak with questions or to register: or (206) 523-6279


Mary Oak is a teacher and a writing guide. She is on the faculty of Sound Circle Center, North Seattle Continuing Education and Antioch University and offers courses in her writing studio. She trained in Storytelling and Creative Writing at Emerson College, England and taught Language Arts at Hazel Wolf High School (Now Seattle Waldorf High School) for five years. Mary holds a degree in Mythopoetics and Sacred Ecology, and an MFA in Creative Writing, both from Antioch University. She is author of “Heart’s Oratorio: One Woman’s Journey through Love, Death and Modern Medicine” (Goldenstone Press). To see more about her and her work go to:


For Mary’s reflections on the Youth Journaling Immersion that happened in June, click here