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Pre-Requisite: None

Course Description:  Creative Writing and Publishing is a year-long course for students interested in writing and publishing. The course covers the essential elements of fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and screenwriting. Students write in their preferred medium. Students learn to read as writers, transform ideas into art, and move their readers by studying craft, participating in workshops, and practicing writing. In addition, students learn about publishing through the creation, editing, maintenance, and publication of Pegasus, the MIHS creative arts magazine. (Approved for College Credit through North Seattle College in the HS)

Work Load:  Writing activities such as regular drafting and crafting, writers' conferences, peer editing, journals, writers' notebooks, and Pegasus drafts all serve as formative assessments. Among the summative assessments are final drafts, student-led conferences, the final publication of Pegasus, a personal chapbook, a reading journal, and a portfolio of best work.

Why would you be interested in the Class:  This course is designed for students who love writing and want to develop their creative voice in various forms of writing, who want to explore their creative side, and who want to refine and publish their writing.

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