Autumn 2022 Creative Writing Group for Teachers


Tuesday evenings, September 13th to October 25th

Make time for writing!!!
Whether you are writing the first draft of a class novel or simply a set of short stories to pave the way for your students to be able to read longer texts, this group will help unlock your creativity. Every TUESDAY EVENING from September 13th until October 25th we will meet on Zoom for 60 minutes of creative writing. Having a set time to meet and write together provides the structure to make this a productive, creative group.

The sessions start at 7:00 pm New York time (4pm West Coast)

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Whether you are writing to fill holes in your current curriculum, to provide more windows & mirrors for your students to see themselves in your classroom library, or simply to add good stories to the language learner experience, come enjoy the support of our writers group!

Every week our intention is to complete a new, very short story that we can use immediately in class. We start with a prompt and quickly free write to develop the kernel of an idea. Then, sharing our initial ideas in small groups, we help each other build our story ideas, develop unexpected plot twists, and recognize strong themes buried in the initial free write. We’ll end our 60-minute session with a short whole group conversation about what is working in our writing to keep you motivated to continue writing throughout the week. After our group session each writer is encouraged to finish their short story, incorporating ideas generated in small group to make a finished story.

Over the course of our nearly 2 months together I expect that some stories will develop into full novels. I will be happy, however, if each writer simply creates a set of extremely short, easy to read stories that helps smooth the transition to reading full novels in class. The EXTREMELY short, VERY EASY to read short story is the solution!

No problem if you miss a class; we start fresh every session with a new prompt!