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Writing and Being

Making up characters and their stories; isn’t that what we love to do as writers? In this class, students will use their imaginations to create characters and character stories! Students will write in the first person, from the perspective of their characters. Then students will bring their character to life with their own voices through performance. Students will get to try out epistolary (letter format) and monologue to express their characters in their characters’ voices, leaving this class with a strong and well-developed character & story of their own creation.


Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email keliko@hugohouse.org.

*Note – all classes are in Pacific Standard Time

Instructor: Meredith Arena

Grade: 5-6

Location: Online

Duration: 1 session

Start Date: 05/01/2021

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm PDT

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Meredith Arena

Meredith Arena is a queer 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. She likes to challenge authority, play theater games, garden, draw and wander. Her work can be found in various journals including Longleaf Review, Entropy, Lunch Ticket and Peatsmoke. She holds an MFA in creative writing and a Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles.

She hopes her students tune into their inherent creativity so they can access it when they most need it.

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