Instructor: Patricia Marquez
Students will learn the fundamentals and creative processes of three genres: fictional prose, poetry, and screenwriting. We will hold traditional writing workshops and every student will receive the opportunity to have one or more writing pieces per genre workshopped by peers. We’ll read short stories, poems, and song lyrics, and examine short film scripts to help inspire the imagination while also exploring structure, format, character development, narrative voice, tone, imagery, and meaning. Special emphasis will be placed on the writing process and plentiful feedback from instructor and peers will serve to boost student motivation and hone skills in crafting personally enriching, original writing pieces.