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Creative Writing I Honors: Fiction and Poetry Honors

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Science now has the tools to prove what readers and writers have always known: people are hardwired for stories. We use language to build worlds. Through writing exercises, class discussion, video clips, readings, and extensive feedback, students will explore how fiction and poetry achieve their effects. Each student will complete a portfolio that includes flash and short fiction, formal and free verse poetry, and will submit selected pieces to the school literary magazine as well as to literary contests and to magazines such as Teen Ink. This is a Semester 1 course. It is NOT a prerequisite for Creative Writing II.