Creative Writing and Publishing Overview
"This class gave me the opportunity to pursue what I am personally passionate about and develop my overall skills as a writer." - Shae-Ann J. "You don’t have to be the best writer as long as you enjoy it; hearing other students share their writing out loud gives me perspective and inspiration." - Hannah H. "I took this course because I like writing." - Tasha L. "If you like writing, it’s like taking your favourite part of English and making it an entire class." - Taylor S.
Creative Writing and Publishing 15
Creative writing provides students the opportunity to learn alongside their peers of all grade levels as they progress from 15 – 25 – 35. Students are encouraged to explore and develop skills in multiple genres including journalism/non-fiction, short story/fiction, poetry/spoken word, script or screen writing, & the novel. Peer editing and both formal and informal sharing of work provides students the confidence and support to pursue their genre interests as they compile a portfolio from which they have the opportunity to publish from.
Students who enroll in this sequence have an interest in creative expression; desire to improve writing skills and a willingness to work collaboratively with other writers. Students will create written texts including poetry and short fiction, understand and write for creative writing markets and publications, and learn to critically evaluate writing in order to improve writing craft and skill.
Creative Writing and Publishing 25 & 35
Students create written texts including short and long fiction scripts for stage or screen. Students in Creative Writing and Publishing 25 plan a long-term written project to work on through to the end of Creative Writing and Publishing 35 with the intention of publication. Through this process, students collaborate with peers to improve writing, and become more adept with critically evaluating written work and learn to polish writing for the clarity and artistry of communication.
- It is recommended that students entering the 25 or 35 level, have received a mark of 50%, and above, in the previous Creative Writing course.