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 Traverse City Area
Public Schools
412 Webster Street
Traverse City, MI 49686


Front Street Writers  

Writing Workshops for Students, grades 3-12


Fall/Winter Workshop Schedule and Registration Here

Learn more or register here

 

Academic Creative Writing Program for High School Students

TCAPS, in partnership with the National Writers Series, is pleased to offer Front Street Writers (FSW), a for-credit, tuition-free, and rigorous creative writing program for public high school students. Led by publishing writers-in-residence, enthusiastic TCAPS teachers, and NWS's nationally renowned guest authors who conduct master classes with the students, the program treats the young writer as a serious artist and as a working professional. This is done with the belief that the creation of literature is an important, stimulating way of life and a way to forge a rewarding livelihood. The FSW studio is located at 123 W. Front Street in downtown Traverse City, in a nearly 4,000 square foot creative learning studio.

Course Description:

  • Taught in craft lesson and workshop setting
  • Instruction by a professional Writer-in-Resdence with a Master of Fine Arts and a TCAPS instructor
  • Student coursework includes:
    • reading model texts
    • completion of comprehensive and peer-critiqued writing portfolio
    • submiting to student publications
    • reading work at an exhibition open to the public
  • Benefits include:
    • master classes from visiting guest authors like Collum McCann, Maggie Stiefvater and Nancy Horan. 
    • workshops with peers 
    • access to the networking of the National Writers Series, including the professional mentorship from writer and editor Jean Jennings
    • exposure to amazing literature
    • VPAA credit
    • college credit from NMC
  • Open to 11th and 12th grade students who have an aptitude for and love of writing
  • Eligible non-TCAPS students may apply
  • Can be taken as a semester (1st semester only) or full-year course, meets outside the standard school day
  • Students provide own transportation
  • Applications for 2015/2016 will be accepted in Spring 2015

For more information:

Kerrey Woughter, teacher and co-director
woughterke@tcaps.net
231.933.3643 

Front Street Writers  

Writing Workshops for Students, grades 3-12


Fall/Winter Workshop Schedule and Registration Here

Learn more or register here

 

Academic Creative Writing Program for High School Students

TCAPS, in partnership with the National Writers Series, is pleased to offer Front Street Writers (FSW), a for-credit, tuition-free, and rigorous creative writing program for public high school students. Led by publishing writers-in-residence, enthusiastic TCAPS teachers, and NWS's nationally renowned guest authors who conduct master classes with the students, the program treats the young writer as a serious artist and as a working professional. This is done with the belief that the creation of literature is an important, stimulating way of life and a way to forge a rewarding livelihood. The FSW studio is located at 123 W. Front Street in downtown Traverse City, in a nearly 4,000 square foot creative learning studio.

Course Description:

  • Taught in craft lesson and workshop setting
  • Instruction by a professional Writer-in-Resdence with a Master of Fine Arts and a TCAPS instructor
  • Student coursework includes:
    • reading model texts
    • completion of comprehensive and peer-critiqued writing portfolio
    • submiting to student publications
    • reading work at an exhibition open to the public
  • Benefits include:
    • master classes from visiting guest authors like Collum McCann, Maggie Stiefvater and Nancy Horan. 
    • workshops with peers 
    • access to the networking of the National Writers Series, including the professional mentorship from writer and editor Jean Jennings
    • exposure to amazing literature
    • VPAA credit
    • college credit from NMC
  • Open to 11th and 12th grade students who have an aptitude for and love of writing
  • Eligible non-TCAPS students may apply
  • Can be taken as a semester (1st semester only) or full-year course, meets outside the standard school day
  • Students provide own transportation
  • Applications for 2015/2016 will be accepted in Spring 2015

For more information:

Kerrey Woughter, teacher and co-director
woughterke@tcaps.net
231.933.3643 


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