Creative Writing for Teens


Every talented and hardworking writer we know — and we’re including ourselves! — started writing creatively in his or her teenage years. We’ll mine our creativity while learning about character development, vivid description, and concrete language. You’ll meet other young writers and read some great short fiction and poems, all geared to help you tell your own story as powerfully as possible.

During the course of the four-week session, each writer will submit exercises and complete one complete short story. We’ll discuss the strengths of each piece with a focus on support and encouragement. This workshop is meant for teens ages 13-17, and no previous experience workshopping is required. Come ready to read, write, and express yourself.

Meant for writers ages 13-17. No workshopping experience necessary.

Meets: Weekly, Thursdays 6-7:30p
Instructor: Melissa Falcon Field
Location: West Side
Cost: $195
Enrollment: 8 openings