Creative Writing Spring 2012

Welcome, welcome!

Looking for inspiration? A breath of fresh air? A few minutes’ diversion?

Then stop by and visit some of the student pages. It is our hope, as a creative writing classs, that our work can bring joy, laughter, reflection, or even tears to the readers who come by to browse.

Visit everyone or just your favorites. Make sure to stop by ”The ‘I Like That!’ Page.” It features the best examples of first-draft work from each day’s writing activities, as voted on by the class.

Here let me share the famous Robert Frost poem “The Road Not Taken”:

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim
Because it was grassy and wanted wear,
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I marked the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

This year’s Creative Writing students will be making many choices about where their roads will lead them. Here’s to hoping that in “ages and ages hence,” they’ll be telling their children about the ones “less traveled by.”

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The Nitty Gritty

Course description: This semester course offers practice in several forms of writing (fiction, poetry, first person narrative, drama) enabling students to discover their own voice and their own material while developing the skills and techniques that will allow their work to engage a reader. Students will read representative literature from each genre as preparation for their own exploration. Students are expected to participate in an end-of-course reading and may contribute original works to a class magazine. They will be encouraged to submit works for real-world publication. Required for a Literary Arts Endorsement. 

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