Creative Writing Club awaits you after a busy school day!
Grades 3rd – 8th
Remote on Wednesdays from 3:30 – 5:00 pm PST
January 18, 25
February 1, 8, 15, 22
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
April 12, 19, 26 (No class on April 5)
(No Class 4/5)
We offer young writers an opportunity to express their voice through creative writing and to enhance their academic writing. We’ll explore a variety of writing genres – from short story and personal memoir to fun informational writing, and from reading response, to poetry writing. We’ll even have some fun with art journaling!
This is your chance to unwind and explore writing! We’ll warm up as we begin each session with an inspirational art image to prompt a descriptive response. Students can expect a balance of writing time individually, in a small group, and some guidance and ideas shared among the whole group. We’ll also provide time for you to share your work and receive valuable, constructive feedback from your peers. We’ll also have a chance to showcase work on the club website. Come join us for this unique opportunity.
Elizabeth Levett Fortier has taught Kindergarten at George Peabody Elementary in San Francisco’s Richmond District from 2006 until June of 2022. She received her credential in 1990 and taught K and first grade in the Mission District and the Western Addition. Elizabeth is certified by the National Board of Teaching Standards Certification in the area of Elementary Literacy Instruction. She became a teacher consultant for the Bay Area Writing Project in 2013 and has taught grades 3-9 at BAWP Young Writers’ Camps. Elizabeth continues her own writing practice, contributing to Digital Paper, BAWP’s online publication. Her work can also be found at elizabethlevett.home.blog. She is also a singer/songwriter in the SF band, Dreamchair Music and a collaboration with artists in France and Japan called, OurTown. She has published a collection of short pieces and has produced several albums of her music.
Julie Jenkins has enjoyed teaching the writing process for over 25 years. She has taught students 3rd through 7th grades in both Washington State and Los Altos School District. Julie’s life passion is reading and writing while coaching students to find their writing voice. She believes everyone has a story to share. After graduating from Cal State, Northridge, Julie pursued a career in journalism public relations. Later, Julie followed her dream to teach when she changed her career path to teaching. Julie’s Writing Project journey began with the San Jose Area Writing Project (SJAWP) where she taught summer creative writing courses. After a recent move to the North Bay, she is now continuing as a Teaching Consultant with BAWP. Additionally, Julie is a virtual reading and writing tutor. When Julie is not teaching, she treasures her time with her family, including her new family puppy, Bella. Poetry and short story writing are her favorite hobbies. She always makes time for a good book, hiking, and cooking.