Power of Words

Creative Writing 101

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Who: Ages 10 – 16
Where: 41 W James St, Lancaster, PA, 17603
When: Mondays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Eight weeks, meeting on the following dates: 9/11, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23/ 10/30, 11/6, and 11/13
Cost: $125
Class Limited to 15 Students

What: In this class we will explore various elements of creative writing (characters, conflict, setting, dialogue, point-of-view, narrative voice, etc.) and use those explorations to create at least one well-crafted story that will be included in a class compilation book (if the student desires). We will publish the book and the student will receive one copy (additional copies can be purchased for $10 each). Students will be expected to read A Wrinkle in Time prior to the class, and many discussions about the elements of creative writing will revolve around that book.

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Creative Writing 201

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Who: For ages 11+ who have completed a Level 1 course with Shawn or Maile.
Where: 41 W James St, Lancaster, PA, 17603
When: Mondays from 6:45pm – 7:45pm. Eight weeks, meeting on the following dates: 9/11, 9/25, 10/2, 10/16, 10/23/ 10/30, 11/6, and 11/13
Cost: $125
Class Limited to 15 Participants

What: In this class we will explore more advanced writing concepts (tone, themes, motifs, metaphors, similes, plot structure, etc.). There will be an emphasis on analyzing short stories and mimicking various authors in order to help each individual writer find their own voice.

We will use those explorations to create at least one well-crafted story that will be included in a class compilation book (if the student desires). We will publish the book and the student will receive one copy (additional copies can be purchased for $10 each). Students will be expected to read a book (TBD) prior to the class, and many discussions about the elements of creative writing will revolve around that book.

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Shawn Smucker is a co-writer, ghost-writer, and author who lives in Lancaster, PA, with his wife Maile and their six children. He has written over 20 nonfiction books and his new YA novel, The Day the Angels Fell, arrives September 5, 2017.

* Payment is due at registration. Space in the class is not reserved until total payment is made. If a student needs to cancel their registration, $50 will be refunded as long as cancellation is made at least two weeks prior to the class beginning. There is no refund for cancellations made within two weeks of classes starting.