Creative Writing for 11-14 year-olds
5 afternoons: June 26- 30, 1:00- 2:30
Cultivate the practice of journaling to explore both self and world. This immersion will introduce many ways that personal journal writing can be used to reflect on life and dreams. An array of journaling techniques will be introduced and examples will be given, as well as ways to look at and interpret one’s experiences.
Some themes that will be explored to gain confidence in journaling:
…the balance between focusing outwardly to report and inwardly to reflect; looking backwards and forwards in time; delving into dreams; approaching aspirations; observing and celebrating nature.
Time will be given to journal in each session to establish a habit to carry on beyond the class. Journal writing is private, but can also be used as a resource for developing poems or essays.
Course cost: $75- $125, sliding scale.
There are still places left for last-minute registrations.
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.
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JULY 24
Contact Mary Oak with questions or to register: email@example.com 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: www.maryoak.com