Grade School Girls*

The Art of Storytelling

Creative writing program for 3rd - 5th grade girls*

The program focuses on finding joy and confidence through writing. Students learn about the various components of storytelling, and work on developing their own unique voice through testing out a variety of genres. This process will involve playful writing prompts as well as self-reflection. Each session involves instruction on the "art of storytelling" along with an inspirational reading, a writing prompt, and time to share and receive feedback.

As with all our programs, we use the Amherst Writing Method, a methodology rooted in the belief that everyone is a writer, that all feedback be positive, and that our writing voice will continually grow clearer and stronger, the more it is validated and encouraged.

Instructor:  Anne Marie Feld Lowell

  • Class size is 4-6. Each class is an hour and half at $70/class. Enrollment occurs quarterly (our schedule is based on the Acalanes District academic calendar) but tuition is pro-rated depending on the day you register. If your child doesn’t absolutely love their first class, we will provide a full refund. We want your child to choose writing purely for the joy of it!

  • *Girls includes all gender-expansive youth

  • For questions or to talk in more depth, contact our Director of Programs, Melissa Quiter.

FALL 2021

To learn more, check out our list of 7 Frequently Asked Questions, our Note for Parents, What Teens & Parents Say, our Our Commitment to Girls and of course our online blog, Pens of the Pandemic, where all our writers get the chance to become published authors. (Our next anthology, Pens of the Pandemic, will be printed this summer.) To schedule a more in-depth conversation about how we can best support your child's unique interests (and what class we'd recommend, if you're just getting started!), contact