Writing Creatively

3:000pm-4:00pm Fridays     Ages 10-15

Join award-winning writer Teel James Glenn as he helps would-be and current writers explore the whys and whats of creating exciting, action-filled short stories by examining the classics by the masters -- and by writing and critiquing their own new masterpieces! The course will begin by reading and examining classics, with each story focusing on some aspect of the craft -- point-of-view, time, scene setting, motivation, engaging the senses, or painting clear, logical action scenes.

The students will then follow up by writing their own versions of some of the scenes in the classic tale and then creating their own short stories, reading their work out loud, and giving each other solid, positive feedback.

Stories by E. A. Poe, Richard Connell, Ambrose Bierce, Rudyard Kipling, James Thurber, A. Conan Doyle, Saki, O. Henry, R. E. Howard, Guy De Maupassant, and others will be read.

Teacher: T.J. Glenn

Teel James Glenn has traveled the world for forty years as a stuntman, fight choreographer, swordmaster, jouster, illustrator, storyteller, bodyguard, actor, and haunted house barker.

He is the author of the non-fiction “Them’s Fighin’ Words- a writer’s guide to writing fight scenes,” and dozens of other books.

He has had stories in over a hundred magazines from Weird Tales, Spinetingler, SciFan, Mad, Black Belt, Fantasy Tales, Sherlock Holmes Mystery to Crimson Streets, and others as well as tales in close to a hundred anthologies in many genres. He is also the winner of the 2012 Pulp Ark Award for Best Author.
 

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Fall Term 2018: $375 + $25 materials 14 days

Sept. 13th, 20th, 27th Oct. 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th Nov. 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd Dec. 6th, 13th, 20th

No Classes Nov. 29th Thanksgiving

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Winter Term 2019: $3250 + 25 materials 10 days

Jan. 10th, 17th, 24th; 31st Feb. 7th, 14th; 28th March 6th, 13th, 20th

No Classes Feb. 21st Winter Break

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Spring Term 2019: $250 + $25 materials 10 days

March 27th April 3rd, 24th May 1st, 8th, 22nd, 29th (Field Trip) , 31st; June 5th, 12th

(No Classes April 10th, 17th Spring Break)