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What’s happening this fall at School One? 

Creative Writing Classes for Adults

School One teams up with Goat Hill, GrubStreet, Frequency Writers and more to offer dozens of writing classes in all genres.

School One: Adult Creative Writing Classes


Science Fiction and Fantasy Workshop

Expect the likes of alien encounters, invisible cities, dystopian regimes, and girls raised by wolves. Expect the strange in forms dramatic and subtle. This class is both for people who live for this sort of stuff and for people who have never written these kinds of stories before (but want to try).

Workshop Dates: September 24th – November 5th (Monday)
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Create and Generate: Clustering

In this course, students use a variety of sensory stimuli; art, poetry, objects from nature, and other prompts, to spark creativity and get writing!

Workshop Dates: September 24th – November 5th (Monday)
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Building Chapbooks

This workshop is designed to for students who want to make a chapbook. Students should have a collection of poems or micro fiction completed or in as works in progress.

Workshop Dates: October 11th- November 15th (Thursday)
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Goat Hill Seminar Series

Goat Hill is excited to offer this series of one-night seminars that tackle specific issues of writing craft designed to develop and strengthen your writing practice.

Monday, September 24th
Monday, October 22nd
Monday, December 10th

Instructors: Ann Hood, Hester Kaplan, Taylor Polites
Workshop Length: 6pm – 8:30pm
Workshop Location: School One, 220 University Avenue
Workshop fee: $65 (discounts apply. Visit https://www.goathillwriters.com to register.)


GrubStreet Providence

Boston based creative writing center GrubStreet to host a serious of creative writing courses for adults in the evenings. Classes on Monday and Thursday evenings, 6-9pm, beginning September 17th and continuing through December.

Classes include:
Writing the Short, Publishable Essay
Playwrights Workshop
Unpacking the Poetry Toolkit
Introduction to Creative Writing
Writing Modern Political Plays
Poetry Slam Boot Camp
Weekly Playmaking Marathon
Constructing the Scene
Op-eds 101
Novel in Progress
Introduction to Screenwriting

To learn more about GrubStreet Providence classes, or to sign up, visit grubstreet.org 


Creative Writing Workshops and Residencies For Young Writers

To sign up for any of the teen writing classes, contact Diana at School One:


Write Rhode Island: Ghost Stories

Ghouls, goblins, and giggles, oh my! With guidance from Maryann Ullman, students will create spooky, gothic themed settings and characters and learn how to incorporate suspense, ghosts, and all things scary into a short story.

Workshop Date: Saturday, October 20th

Workshop Length: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Student Writing Level: Grades 7-12

Workshop fee: $25

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NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month for Young Writers

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft a novel during the month of November. Our version of NaNoWriMo serves students in grades 7-12. Writers meet weekly with School One faculty and creative writing instructor Maryann Ullman.

Workshop Dates: October 30th – December 4th (Tuesday)

Workshop Length: 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Student Writing Level: Grades 7-12

Workshop fee: FREE

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Write Rhode Island: Short Fiction Competition for Rhode Island Students

Write Rhode Island, co-created in partnership by School One and Goat Hill, is a short fiction competition for RI students in grades 7-12. Each fall, Write Rhode Island hosts a series of fiction workshops across the state. These workshops take place in schools, libraries, art institutions and festivals from September 20 – December 1st. Winners receive prizes, awards and publication in a high-quality print anthology.

The 2019 Write Rhode Island deadline is midnight on Sunday, December 29th, 2018. Winners are announced February 2019.

Workshop Dates: September 20th – December 1st

Workshop Location: Rhode Island

See Write Rhode Island Page for More Information

Workshop fee: FREE



Lit Lab @ School One

Lit Lab is a place for teens to explore, create and edit their creative writing with guided instruction. Open to students in grades 7-12.

Workshop Dates: Begins January 2019

Workshop Length: 3:30 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

Student Writing Level: Grades 7-12

Workshop fee: FREE

Coming Soon….
Comic Book and Graphic Novel Incubator
Sci-Fi Fiction
Introduction to Playwriting
Hip Hop Poetry
Lit Lab
Screenwriting and Film Making