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Write On!
Poetry & Short Fiction Writing Workshop for High School Students

All classes are virtual, and dates are flexible!
See registration process below.

Tuition: One-week program $475
Two-week program $825


Write On! is designed for students with an interest in creative writing, although no experience is required. For reluctant writers, or for those who want support in academic writing, Creator School recommends Palo Alto Writing Academy.

This summer, Creator School is partnering with Sam Prestianni of 21st Century Learning to offer a flexible, interactive, online creative writing option for high school students entering any grade level.

This engaging online writing program will include the following activities:

  • Multilayered literary analysis of contemporary poetry and short fiction

  • Individual and collaborative writing practice that embraces multiple perspectives

  • Inquiry-based creative problem-solving to broaden critical thinking

  • Identification and effective application of nuanced literary devices

    • e.g., irony, ambiguity, shifting P.O.V.

  • Step-by-step writing and revision processes, including impactful peer critique

  • Public speaking/literary presentation

Course Benefits:

  • Small class size

  • Custom-designed multimedia curriculum

  • Dynamic and convenient online classes ("live" on Zoom)

  • Fun, challenging, wide-ranging assignments

  • Differentiated instruction to meet individual academic and SEL needs

  • Publishing tips and resources available for interested writers


Schedule & Tuition:

  • one-week program, two hrs/day (M - Th) = $475

  • two-week program (consecutive weeks), two hrs/day (M - Th) = $825

Registration Process:

  • Register directly through the 21st Century Learning website

  • Indicate which summer weeks the student is NOT available & we will try to accommodate various schedules


Meet Your Instructor

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Sam Prestianni is a veteran Bay Area writer, editor, teacher, musician, filmmaker, and founder of 21st Century Learning, an online platform that provides students with uplifting education and personal growth experiences that transcend the traditional classroom. For nearly three decades, he taught Language Arts, Humanities, and SEL Development in California independent schools while leading his own summer workshops in Creative Writing, Expository Writing, Media Literacy, and Music. Often under a pen name, he has published fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction and toured the country as a literary performer and multimedia artist.

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