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Creative Writing Scribes

Scribes will explore the treasures of poetry and prose. Together with Sierra and Meredith, Scribes will engage dynamically with creative writing and participate in arts-driven field trips, writing activities, craft exercises, and exposure to a diverse range of genres, forms, and writers. Scribes will explore the urban environment as they learn to experience the world as writers. A highlight of the program is building a supportive creative community and making new friends. The session will culminate in a community reading where Scribes will have the opportunity to share their work! All skill levels welcome.

Instructor: Sierra Nelson and Meredith Arena

Grade: 7-8

Location: Hugo House

Duration: Two weeks

Term: Scribes 2020

Start Date: 07/20/2020

End Date: 07/31/2020

Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Maximum Class Size: 20

Early Bird pricing is $25 off through 03/31/2020 so register now!

$725.00 $750.00 Early Bird General Price:

Sierra Nelson and Meredith Arena

Sierra Nelson is a poet, performer, and installation artist. Her books include forthcoming poetry collection The Lachrymose Report (Poetry Northwest Editions), lyrical choose-your-own-adventure I Take Back the Sponge Cake (Rose Metal Press), and chapbook In Case of Loss (Toadlily). Earning her MFA in Poetry from University of Washington (2002), Nelson is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, Carolyn Kizer Prize winner, Pushcart Prize nominee, and winner of the Carolyn Kizer Prize and Seattle Office of Arts & Culture's CityArtist Grant. She is also co-founder of literary performance groups The Typing Explosion and Vis-à-Vis Society, and president of Seattle's Cephalopod Appreciation Society. For more info: songsforsquid.tumblr.com

Meredith Arena is a writer and interdisciplinary teaching artist from New York City with 18 years of teaching experience with youth ages 5-15, both in afterschool and school-day arts integration environments. She also conducts professional development for teachers in the area of arts integration. Meredith holds an BA in Cultural Studies, a BFA in photography and an MFA in Creative Writing. She creates and implements curricula that mix creative drama, movement, writing and visual arts. Her work with youth aims to cultivate self-confidence, compassion, joy, critical thinking, community and social justice. She wants her students to become aware of their inherent creativity and be able to access it when they most need it. She is currently an Arts Corps teaching artist in residence at Mt View Elementary school in White Center.

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