writing

Students are given instruction in various writing formats including fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and drama.The focus is on positive, thoughtful, and informative analysis of writing in a fun and supportive environment. 

Teacher, writer, and Gifted Arts Director, Ted Ibur, is lead writing teacher for each level of writing. Sean Murphy, a recent English Literature and Creative Writing graduate, co-teaches the high school classes. Longtime Gifted Arts students Olivia Bickford, Ellie Gilstrap, Bill Harned, Kwan Willhoft, and Marshall Winingham are teacher interns for the middle and/or elementary writing classes.

Elementary School
Creative Writing

2019 Summer Session• Grades 5-6• July 1-12 or July 1• $300/$425 Enrollment ends May 31

Young writers are introduced to the process of writing in different genres among peers who also have a passion for creative writing. Students are also taught how to provide meaningful and constructive feedback to one another in an environment designed to be stimulating, inspiring, and fun. Students may take the class for a two-week ($300) or three-week ($425) session. Classes are held on the SLU campus, with the exception of a class at the St. Louis Art Museum and St. Louis Zoo, from 9:00-12:00, Mondays-Fridays.

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Middle School
Creative Writing

2019 Summer Session• Grades 7-8• June 10-21 or June 10-28• $300/$425 Enrollment ends May 31

Students are given instruction in various writing formats including fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and drama. The focus is on positive, thoughtful, and informative analysis of writing in an environment that encourages original thought, conversation, and risk-taking in the creative arts. Most importantly, the class is fun with a lot of humor in the mix. Students may take the class for a two-week ($300) or three-week ($425) session.  Classes are held on the SLU campus with the exception of a class at the St. Louis Art Museum and St. Louis Zoo from 9:00-12:00, Mondays-Fridays.

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High School
Creative Writing

2019 Summer Session Grades 9-12• June 10-20 or June 10-27• $300/$425 Enrollment ends May 31

Students are given instruction in various writing formats including fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, and drama. One of the biggest challenges writers face is getting ideas and thoughts down as spontaneously as possible. Writing prompts are also used to help spark the flow of expression and speed within specific time frames. We focus on positive and constructive feedback in a fun, provocative, and encouraging environment. Students may take the class for a two-week ($300) or three-week ($425) session.  Classes are held on the SLU campus at Morrissey Hall from 6-9 PM, Mondays-Thursdays.

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