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Writing Classes for Grades 7-12

Five writing classes from memoir to science fiction are offered by School One this summer.

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Photos provided by School One of Miles Cook’s art work.

A total of five writing classes are being offered by School One in Providence this summer.

Topics will cover everything from memoir to comic books/graphic novels to science fiction. All classes meet at School One, 220 University Avenue, Providence, and are open to students in grades 7-12.

For more information or to sign up, contact Diana at School One by phone at 401-331-2497 or by email at dianac@school-one.org. You can also sign up on School One’s website.

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Students will explore a variety of story structures and introduce the concept of voice. Students will keep a regular, multi-media journal and practice writing about themselves. Topics covered include metaphor, symbol, dialogue, scene-setting, interior monologue, imagery, and character development.  Students will read examples of memoir and write our own and give and receive helpful feedback. Each seminar is capped at 15 students and led by Lit Lab and Write Rhode Island instructor Eve Kerrigan.

When: 1-3 pm, Tuesdays, starting July 14, 2018 and running for six weeks
Cost: $120 (scholarships available)

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Dream up, plan out, design, and draw comic books or short graphic novels with help from cartoonist Miles Cook.

When: 1-3:30 pm, Tuesdays, starting July 10, 2018 and running for six weeks
Cost: $120 (scholarships available) 

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These Saturday writing classes include Magical Creatures, World Building, and Science Fiction. Students can sign up for one or all three. All take place at School One and are for students in grades 7-12. Each seminar is capped at 15 students and led by Lit Lab instructors Eve Kerrigan and Maryann Ullman.

Magical Creatures

Mythology and folklore has evolved countless magical creatures, from mermaids to cyclops to vampires, but there may be even more undiscovered species lurking in the folds of your imagination. Conjure them forth and help them find their way in the world.

When: 12:30-3:30 pm, Saturday, June 16, 2018
Cost: $25 (discounts available)

World Building

Write about the places inhabited by magic, dreams, sci-fi, ghosts or other magical creatures.

When: 12:30-3:30 pm, Saturday, July 14, 2018
Cost: $25 (discounts available)

Science Fiction

Transfigure space and time. Bend science to your imagination. Learn some fundamental concepts of the science fiction genre and techniques for producing original and riveting stories.

When: 12:30-3:30 pm, Saturday, August 11, 2018
Cost: $25 (discounts available)