Writing Competition – Spring

This class is offered in the spring every year. Students from 13 to 18 years old wanting to learn how to shape their written English into effective and publishable creative pieces will find this particular Writing Competition course very exciting. The class will be shown a range of tools to learn the nuances of controlled, purposeful writing, including: figurative language, effective structuring and specific forms that they will apply to their own pieces.
Designed for

Student who would like to participate in writing competitions

Level

Age 13 - 18

Class format

One-on-one and small group (Max. 7 students/class)

Class Introduction

Students from 13 to 18 years old wanting to learn how to shape their written English into effective and publishable creative pieces will find this particular Creative Writing course very exciting. 

The class will be shown a range of tools to learn the nuances of controlled, purposeful writing, including: figurative language, effective structuring and specific forms that they will apply to their own pieces. 

Students will work directly with both literary and media texts as they plan and write their own. This class will help students write to purpose and for an audience as they produce pieces for the following competitions: the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness contest, NY Times Summer Reading competition and The Foyle Young Poet’s of the Year Award. The students will produce three fully-polished pieces built around the requirements of the competitions.

Taught by: Scholastic National Gold Medal instructor, has over 80% writing contest win rate, academic professor from a top Liberal Arts College. 

Competitions
  • Ocean Awareness Contest
  • Foyle Young Poets Competition
  • New York Times Summer Reading Contest

Competition Deadlines: 

Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Competition, June 13, 2023 11:59 pm EST.

NY Times Summer Reading Contest, runs from June 9th to August 18th. Students can submit weekly. 

Foyles Young Poets Competition, July 31, 2023.

Feedback

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. Individual writing assignments will receive continual and extensive on-text feedback from teacher as well as peer feedback. 

Schedule

2023 May – Class A: 8 group classes, 2 hours each, 16 hours in total

2023 May – Class B: 6 group classes, 2 hours each; 4 one-on-one classes, 1 hour each; 16 hours in total

2024 Spring Group Classes: Open for Registration

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