In this course, students will dip their toes into the world of publishing. Participants will write and polish two short stories, assemble their work in to a portfolio, and publish it in a stylish, professional manner in the form of a print or digital chapbook. Students will be given a background on the history of chapbooks as well as training in InDesign and lots of support through the writing and revision process.
After completing the course, students are expected to reach the following goals:
- 2 Polished Short Stories
- A Presentable, stylish portfolio that can be used for networking and applications
- Gain experience with revision and editing alone and as part of a team
- Gain experience using InDesign software
- Computer access
- Adobe InDesign (You can use the 30-day free trial. Do not begin the trial until instructed.)
Topics of this class includes but not limited to:
- What’s a Chapbook?
Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email.