Fiction Meets Reality

Current events and creative writing for 8th and 9th grade girls

This class combines the advanced fiction-writing elements of “The Heroine’s Journey” with the real world content of “Our World, My Voice.” Each week students will read and discuss a current events article concerning a relevant and appropriate topic. Students will be offered a variety of fiction and reflective writing prompts as a way of addressing the day's topic. In this format, students continue to explore their unique, creative voice with an awareness of the bigger world we share. Students will always have time to share and receive feedback. We follow the Amherst Writing Method, a methodology rooted in the belief that everyone is a writer, and that all feedback must be positive.

For more detailed information, check out our list of 7 Frequently Asked Questions along with our Our Commitment to Girls. You can also learn more about our teachers here.


Classes start the first week of December (after Thanksgiving break) and run through the end of February. (There will be no classes over winter break or any other holiday noted on the Acalanes District calendar.)

Fiction Meets Reality classes are available Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays after school. The final schedule will be determined by the number of those enrolled.

Tuition: $80 per 2-hour class paid monthly or quarterly.

Interested students should complete the form below. Once your class has been scheduled, you will be invoiced a one-time, $160 deposit fee, which will be applied toward your tuition. For more information or to schedule an informational phone call, email

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