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Writing the Light

In this class, students will use photographic images as prompts for writing fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Students will start out by viewing and discussing photos presented by the instructor to respond to writing prompts and will eventually move into taking photos of their own that they feel tell a story or create a mood that they want to write about. Students will leave this class with a variety of written work inspired by visual imagery.


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*Note – all classes are in Pacific Standard Time

Instructor: Meredith Arena

Grade: 6-8

Location: Online

Duration: 2 sessions

Start Date: 04/19/2021

End Date: 04/26/2021

Days of the Week: Monday

Time: 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm PDT

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Meredith Arena

Meredith Arena is a queer writer and interdisciplinary teaching artist from New York City with 18 years of teaching experience with youth ages 5-15, both in afterschool and school-day arts integration. She likes to challenge authority, play theater games, garden, draw and wander. Her work can be found in various journals including Longleaf Review, Entropy, Lunch Ticket and Peatsmoke. She holds an MFA in creative writing and a Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles.

She hopes her students tune into their inherent creativity so they can access it when they most need it.

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