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.

CURRENT OFFERINGS
Write Rhode Island: The Short Story (Saturday)
Kelly Rafferty

Student learn all the fundamentals of page-turner short story writing: character development, setting, plot, point of view, voice, and dialogue. This class is designed for students in grades 7-9.

Grades 7-9 | Online | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. | November 7- December 5 (Saturday)

Contact Diana at School One 401-331-2497/dianac@school-one.org for more information.

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Write Rhode Island: The Short Story (Homeschool)
Amanda Kallis

In this five week class, students will work with a Write Rhode Island writing instructor, and learn all the fundamentals of page-turner short story writing: character development, setting, plot, point of view, voice, and dialogue. Students will do in-class writing exercises and receive feedback on short story drafts.

This class is offered in partnership with ENRICHri, a Rhode Island Homeschool organization.

Grades 7-9 | Online | 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. | November 3- December 1 (Tuesday)

Contact Diana at School One 401-331-2497/dianac@school-one.org for more information.

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NaNoWriMo for Young Writers
Maryann Ullman

As part of School One's Young Writers program this year, students in grades 7-12 can sign up for NaNoWriMo – a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. The challenge: draft a novel during the month of November. This free, after school writing program is for students in grades 7-12.

Grades 9-12 | Online | 3:30-5:00 p.m. | October 28 - December 2 (Wednesday)

For more information or to participate, please contact Diana at (401) 331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org.

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Write Rhode Island: The Short Story
Colleen Lebeau

Write Rhode Island: The Short Story
 
Student learn all the fundamentals of page-turner short story writing: character development, setting, plot, point of view, voice, and dialogue.

Grades 7-12 | Online | 3:30-5:00 p.m. | October 28- November 11 (Wednesday)

For more information or to participate, please contact Diana at (401) 331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org.

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Lit Lab @ School One
Eve Kerrigan and Maryann Ullmann

Coming Soon.

Unique to School One, Lit Lab is a casual, drop-in, fun approach to writing. It’s a place for teens to explore, create and edit their creative writing with guided instruction. Lit Lab is ideal for students who have a project they are working on, or an idea they’d like to develop further. Lit Lab @ School One isn’t a class but a project space. Writers in all genres are welcome.

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Introduction to Non-Fiction
Eve Kerrigan

Explore the creative forms of nonfiction—including memoir, personal essay, and micro nonfiction. Class activities will include readings, discussions, and in-class writing exercises. Students will explore the meaning of their names, the family that raised them, their childhood homes and neighborhoods, and favorite objects.

At the end of class, students will have produced a two-page essay or short memoir.

Grades 9-12 | Online | 10 a.m.-1p.m. | August 3-8 | $125 (Scholarships available)

Scholarships are given out based on financial need.
Request an application, fill it out and send it to Diana at School One.

For more information or to participate, please contact Diana at (401) 331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org

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Playwriting for Middle School Students
Caitlin Duffy

In this one-week workshop, students will read a wide range of plays and discuss why and how we tell stories. Students will do many solo and group writing exercises that will launch them into writing their own ten-minute play. Throughout the week, students will have opportunities to hear their plays-in-process read out loud and to have one-on-one meetings with the teacher. Students will also practice how to respond to others' work in a critically supportive way.

For students who are interested, the week will culminate in a semi-public play reading, or filmed reading, for family and friends.

Grades 7-9 | Online | 10 a.m.-1p.m. | August 3-8 | $125 (Scholarships available)

Scholarships are given out based on financial need.
Request an application, fill it out and send it to Diana at School One.

For more information or to participate, please contact Diana at (401) 331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org

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Playwriting for High School Students
Caitlin Duffy

In this one-week workshop, students will read a wide range of plays and discuss why and how we tell stories. Students will do many solo and group writing exercises that will launch them into writing their own ten-minute play. Throughout the week, students will have opportunities to hear their plays-in-process read out loud and to have one-on-one meetings with the teacher. Students will also practice how to respond to others' work in a critically supportive way.

For students who are interested, the week will culminate in a semi-public play reading, or filmed reading, for family and friends.

Grades 10-12 | Online | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | July 20 - 24 | $125 (Scholarships available)

Scholarships are given out based on financial need.
Request an application, fill it out and send it to Diana at School One.

For more information or to participate, please contact Diana at (401) 331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org.

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Advanced Fiction for High School Students
Katie Dieter

This is a class for students with a project-in-progress or an idea for a creative writing project. Class activities will include readings, discussions, in-class writing exercises, and significant time spent reviewing and workshopping.

This class is open to previous Write Rhode Island program attendees or winners, or by submitting a work sample.

Grades 9-12 | Online | 1-4:00p.m. | July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11 | $125 (Scholarships available)

Scholarships are given out based on financial need.
Request an application, fill it out and send it to Diana at School One.

For more information or to participate, please contact Diana at (401) 331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org

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Fairytales and Fiction
Eve Kerrigan

In each session of this five-week course, 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. 

Sign up by clicking this link: https://forms.gle/cGgDnh2efvgr5JVeA

The goal of the class is to write and workshop two fairy-tale inspired stories.

Grades 7-12 | Online | 10 a.m.-1p.m. | July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11 | $125 (Scholarships available)

Scholarships are given out based on financial need.
Request an application, fill it out and send it to Diana at School One.

For more information or to participate, please contact Diana at (401) 331-2497 or dianac@school-one.org

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