The Heroine's Journey

Fiction writing for high school 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—and as the authors and heroines of their own lives.

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.)


The final schedule will be determined by the number of those enrolled.

New students can complete the form below. For more information or to schedule an informational phone call, email

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San Francisco Bay Area