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This creative writing workshop is for writers who want to read and write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction, in a supportive, interactive community of like-minded writers. Through workshops, writing exercises, and analyses, we focus on developing plot, characterization, and, above all, a unique authorial voice. During class sessions, students respond to and discuss short stories, poems, and creative nonfiction pieces they’ve read as homework, share and workshop their own writing, and offer one another constructive feedback. Although the course is suitable for beginners, it takes students beyond the basics to a deeply advanced understanding of storytelling. Teacher feedback guides each writer through the process. Students finish the course with a portfolio of work they can submit to contests, competitions, and publications, or use as the groundwork to continue developing their skills. (Students will be required to complete weekly assignments and participate regularly in group discussions.)


Grades 7-12


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Creative Writing: Beyond 101

$799.00 Regular Price
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  • Instructor: Krystle DiCristofalo

    Krystle DiCristofalo is an author and professional writing mentor and college counselor. She graduated cum laude from Columbia University with a degree in Creative Writing and was shortlisted for nomination for the PEN/Robert J. Dau Short Story Prize (top 12 English-language stories of the year internationally) by the Adroit Journal. She has taught Creative Writing at Princeton University and Columbia University Splash events and has coached Davidson Fellows Scholarship Winners in Literature, Presidential Scholars in the Arts in Writing, National Student Poets, Youth Poet Laureates, and more. She has also helped many students become National YoungArts finalists and get accepted to the prestigious Iowa Young Writers’ Studio, Kenyon Review Young Writers Workshop, and Adroit Journal Summer Mentorship Program. She has helped her many students get into all 8 Ivy Leagues, Stanford, MIT, CalTech, and many more top universities.

  • The class will meet one day a week for six weeks from 4:00-5:00 PM EST/1:00-2:00 PM PST on Wednesdays, from July 10-August 14, 2024.

    Class Days: July 10, July 17, July 24, July 31, August 7, August 14

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