DHS Creative Writing

Creative Writing provides students with the opportunity to write, evaluate, and revise their own poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Students evaluate and critique the written work of others to become more sophisticated as readers and writers. Direct instruction is provided regarding literary techniques, and individual instruction is provided regarding student work and progress. There will be opportunities for publishing student work.

Creative Writing Advanced provides a semester-long study of a specific creative writing genre (fiction, poetry, or stage play). A different genre will be offered each year, allowing students to repeat the class up to three times, learning the styles, techniques, and forms of each genre. Direct instruction is provided regarding advanced writing techniques, and students will evaluate the quality of these techniques in published works. Students enrolled in this course will be required to spend a number of 7th hours in February and March to read and approve submissions, develop a print manuscript, and publish the school literary magazine, Voices and Visions.