This four-day workshop is for teens (grades 8 through 12) who are advanced creative writers and/or have completed Teen Writing I and are eager to take a deeper dive into writing fiction. Each day, participants will begin with a different group writing activity designed to develop a particular area of storytelling, such as world-building and revising. Writers will set a personal story goal for the week and will have time to work on their stories every day. The final hour of each meeting will be for sharing and feedback. Participants are encouraged (but not forced) to share their writing with the group for positive and constructive feedback from the instructor and their peers. (July 27th - 30th) INFO & REGISTRATION HERE
PRAISE FROM MICHELLE'S STUDENTS:
-Michelle was AMAZING!!!! She gave specific feedback and taught us a lot of beneficial things.
-Ms. Schusterman was a very kind and open instructor, providing us with lots of advice and kindness. She was one of the best writing instructors I have ever had.
-I would like to see more teen writing lessons with this amazing instructor!
-Ms. Schusterman is one of the best writing teachers I have ever had and I am very grateful for everything she has done to help me.
-Thanks to this course and her guidance, I have been able to start my book. I am indebted to Ms. Schusterman.
Watch the video below for a workshop Michelle did on omniscient vs third person, a topic we'll dig into it in Teen Writing II!
About Michelle Schusterman:
Michelle Schusterman is the critically acclaimed author of over a dozen novels, including Spell & Spindle and The Pros of Cons, as well as the Kudo Kids mystery series co-authored with Olympic medalists Maia and Alex Shibutani. Michelle’s books have received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, and Publisher’s Weekly and have received honors including multiple Junior Library Guild selections, the CBCC Best of 2019 List, ALA’s Rainbow List and Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers List, and the NC State College of Education Comic Relief Reading List. In the last seven years, Michelle has led hundreds of creative writing workshops with organizations including Writing Workshops Dallas, Writopia Lab, and Lawson Writers Academy.
Please let me know if you have any questions. We'd love to have your student in class with us online at SMU this summer! INFO & REGISTRATION HERE