Grade School Girls*

Crayons

Writers United
Creative writing program for 5th - 7th grade girls*

This class is for the kids with ink-stained fingers, the ones who are frantically typing, even though it’s long past time to go to bed. It’s for the kids who have to be reminded to look up from their books as they walk out of the library, the ones who dress as fictional characters for Halloween. 

 

We'll use mentor texts as a way in to character, plot, world-building and a wide variety of genres. The class is designed to build confidence and community among bibliophiles, bolstering storytelling chops while blurring the lines between writing and play. We’ll use traditional prompts as well as video, photography and illustration to spark writing, and play games to strengthen the writers' voices and build community. 

 

As with all our programs, we use the Amherst Writing Method, a methodology rooted in the belief that everyone is a writer, that spoken and written voices can only grow clearer and stronger with practice and validation and that positive feedback and encouragement are pathways to lifelong creative freedom.

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.

  • Private and homeschooling classes available upon request.

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

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WINTER QUARTER

Stationery

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.

  • Private and homeschooling classes available upon request.

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

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WINTER QUARTER

Colorful Erasers

The Art of Storytelling: After School Series
Creative writing program for 3rd - 5th grade girls*

The Art of Storytelling focuses on finding joy and confidence through writing. Students will learn about the various components of writing stories, and will 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. We follow the Amherst Writing Method, a methodology rooted in the belief that everyone is a writer, and that all feedback must be positive.

The Intuitive Writing Project is a unique hybrid of creative writing class and personal development program. As young people write their stories and assert their voice, they discover who they are, who they want to become, and how to find their own answers.

To ensure that each student gets personalized attention and mentoring, TIWP will only accept a maximum of 12 students/session.

*Girls includes all gender-expansive youth.

Instructor: Melissa Quiter

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WINTER QUARTER

To learn more, check out our list of 7 Frequently Asked Questions, our Note for Parents, What Teens & Parents Say, our Our Commitment to Young Writers and of course our online blog, The Intuitive Voice, where all our writers get the chance to become published authors. 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 elizabeth@intuitivewritingproject.org.