High School Girls* FICTION

The Heroine's Journey: 1
Creative writing program for freshman and sophomore girls*

This is a creative program for girls who love to write fiction and invent new worlds. We discuss the structure of "the heroine's journey" in all stories (originally coined "the hero's journey" by Joseph Campbell), with particular emphasis on the internal and external development of each character (what they think they want vs. what they need to learn) and how to make heroic choices, being brave and resilient in the face of adversity. Through the process of writing and reading their words out loud, girls discover their own unique power as storytellers—their author-ity!—in becoming the authors and heroines of their own lives.
 

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:  Melissa Quiter

  • Class size is 4-6. Each class is two hours at $90/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  Melissa.

REGISTER FOR
FALL 2021

The Heroine's Journey: 2
Creative writing program for junior and senior girls*

This is a creative program for girls who love to write fiction and invent new worlds. We discuss the structure of "the heroine's journey" in all stories (originally coined "the hero's journey" by Joseph Campbell), with particular emphasis on the internal and external development of each character (what they think they want vs. what they need to learn) and how to make heroic choices, being brave and resilient in the face of adversity. Through the process of writing and reading their words out loud, girls discover their own unique power as storytellers—their author-ity!—in becoming the authors and heroines of their own lives.
 

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:  Elizabeth Perlman

  • Class size is 4-6. Each class is two hours at $90/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 any questions or to talk in more depth, contact Elizabeth.

REGISTER FOR
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 elizabeth@intuitivewritingproject.org.