School One's Write Rhode Island program is open to young writers from grades 7 to 12

YOUTH WRITERS

Our Write Rhode Island programming is open to young writers in grades 7-12. From our annual flagship creative writing contest, to after-school classes, to an intensive summer program, we offer students the opportunity to find their voice and explore their creativity, while strengthening their writing skills. Classes change regularly, so check back to see what’s on tap next!

Annual Writing Competition

Each Fall, in collaboration with Goat Hill, School One offers a short fiction competition for Rhode Island students, grades 7-12. Write Rhode Island provides students opportunities throughout the state to work with professional writers and to be published in a high-quality print anthology.

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SUMMER OFFERINGS
Comic Book and Graphic Novel Creator for Teens
Miles Cook

Dream up, plan out, design, and draw comic books or short graphic novels with help from cartoonist Miles Cook. This class is open to students in grades 7-12.

A list of required materials will be supplied by the instructor and students will need to purchase their own materials.

Grades 7-9 | 10:00 a.m. - Noon | August 2-6 | $125 (Scholarships available)

All classes are in-person and at School One. School One is located at 220 University Avenue on the east side of Providence.

Scholarships are given out based on financial need. To request an application, please contact Diana at (401) 331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org.

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Creative Writing: Stories Born of Pictures
Odin Water

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Grades 7-9 | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. | August 2-6 | $75 (scholarships available)

All classes are in-person and at School One. School One is located at 220 University Avenue on the east side of Providence.

Scholarships are given out based on financial need. To request an application, please contact Diana at (401) 331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org.

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Fairytales and Fiction
Eve Kerrigan

In this one week class we will read and explore fairy tales, folk tales, and myths from the classics to contemporary versions of fairy tales. We will discuss their characteristics - everything from troubled worlds, menacing villains, heroes/heroines to mystical beings. And, of course, we will write our own fairy tales. 

Teens | 10 a.m.- Noon | July 19-23 | $125 (Scholarships available)

Scholarships are given out based on financial need. For more information or to participate, please contact Diana at (401) 331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org

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Welcome to the World of Anime!
Miles Cook

In this class, students will explore the history of the medium, as well as the artistic techniques used to draw and sketch anime and manga style characters and storylines.

In this class we will cover:

-Basic drawing fundamentals
- What makes manga/anime artwork unique, across its many variations in style
- Using different materials like colored pencils, markers, or digital art programs to enhance your work
- Developing your own characters
- Planning a project of your own
- Storytelling and idea generation

Grades 10-12 | 10:00 a.m. - Noon | July 9 - 16 | $125 (Scholarships available)

All classes are in-person and at School One. School One is located at 220 University Avenue on the east side of Providence.

Scholarships are given out based on financial need. To request an application, please contact Diana at (401) 331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org.

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Short Scripts: The Depth of a Scene
Odin Waters

Students will learn the fundamentals of screenwriting, such as character and plot development, and dynamic dialogue. With the goal of creating scenes as a pathway to establishing resonating narratives, we’ll delve into analysis of films and screenplay excerpts and complete the screenwriting process from start to finish.

Students should expect to watch one film each week for homework and work on their screenplays during class (please bring your laptops to class).

Grades 10-12 | Wednesday | 9:30 -11:30 a.m. | July 14 - August 11 | $125 (Scholarships available)

For more information about scholarships, or to apply for one, contact Diana at School One. (401) 331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org

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Lit Lab
Victoria Rose

Explore, create, and rework your writing with guided experiments, writing time focused on your interests, and individualized feedback. Think of this as a place to have fun with your writing. Students can bring works-in-progress or start new creative writing projects. All genres (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) are welcome.

Teens | Tuesday | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. | July 13- August 10 | $75 (scholarships available)

All classes are in-person and at School One. School One is located at 220 University Avenue on the east side of Providence.

Scholarships are given out based on financial need. To request an application, please contact Diana at (401) 331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org.

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True Story: Writing About Your Life
Erin Perfect

This class is a fun introduction to six major forms of creative nonfiction— memoir, personal essay, poetry, reviews and super short prose. We’ll read examples- everything from movie reviews and diary entries to short personal essays.

Through exercises and writing prompts, students will write their own nonfiction and have a finished piece by the end of this five-week fun class.

Grades 10-12 | Monday | 1:00 -3:00 p.m. | July 14 - August 9 | $125 (Scholarships available)

All classes are in-person and at School One. School One is located at 220 University Avenue on the east side of Providence.

Scholarships are given out based on financial need. To request an application, please contact Diana at (401) 331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org.

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