Fiction Writing Deep Dive
For rising 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, and just graduated seniors
August 1-5, 2022; 1:00 - 3:30
All classes are virtual.
Explore your writer’s voice and vision this summer with a deep dive into fiction writing! This course is open to high schoolers who want to create, share their work, and make friends in an encouraging setting, regardless of previous fiction writing experience.
Each day we will focus on a skill that is essential for fiction writing, such as character, dialogue, setting, plot, point of view, and drafting/revision. As we develop our own creative voices and visions, we will read examples of excellent fiction from a wide range of genres, including realistic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, and young adult. Each session will consist of reading and discussion of a story, a fiction craft lesson, and time to work on a prompt. The course will culminate in an open mic and celebration.
Meet Your Instructor
Maya Mahony graduated from Stanford with a degree in English and creative writing and is currently a graduate student in fiction at the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Her stories and poems have been published in The Antigonish Review, Scrivener Creative Review, Anser Journal, BALLOONS Lit. Journal, Collision Literary Journal, Ambrosia Feminist Zine, the Stanford Daily, the Leland Quarterly, and Terrain.org. She is a Creator School favorite!