Day, Time: fridays 10:45-11:45
Location: game room
Nancy Schatz Alton
Nancy Schatz Alton is a freelance writer and editor. For almost two decades, she’s written for many types of publications, websites and clients. Find her current work at http://www.parentmap.com and on her personal blog, http://www.withinthewords.com. She believes everyone can enjoy writing within the environment that works for them. She’s the co-author of The Healthy Back Book and The Healthy Knees Book. She also writes poetry most every day and is working on the sixth draft of her memoir about her journey helping her dyslexic daughter.
Writers play with language whenever they can, and that’s what we will aim to do within our class time. Writers also learn how to inspire themselves, and I’ll aim to have each participant build the steps necessary to inspire themselves. We’ll write poetry, small moment memoir, and dabble in short fiction while making the world around us a source of inspiration. We’ll write in-class and might play with collage. Students will be encouraged to read their work or have someone else read their work for them. We’ll also bring in the writing we love every week and discuss why that writing works for us and how we can emulate that author/artist.
Required Skills for Students to Be Successful in This Class:
Compliance with Family Rights & Responsibilities
Ability to write on own or accept help to write with teacher or another student
Optional homework: short writing assignments
Notebook/writing paper and writing utensil
This class is intended for students only.
Please see our Age Variance Policy.