Los Angeles Writing Project
Posted by Cal State LA on 6/19/07

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    Teachers: Do you have a little extra time on your hands this
    summer? Would you like to use that time to work on some
    writing of your own? And earn credit at the same time?

    The Cal State LA Writing Project is offering a Summer
    Creative Writing Intensive for Educators of all levels
    (kindergarten through college). This is an opportunity to
    participate in a writers’ workshop; write personal memoir,
    fiction, or poetry; increase your ability to develop
    effective creative writing curricula for your students; and
    earn credit doing something you love (two units of credit
    will be offered through Extended Education).

    Here are the nuts and bolts:

    • The course will run from July 3 - July 26 (4 weeks)
    • We’ll meet twice a week: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4pm – 6:50 pm
    • Final submissions are due online (no class meeting) July 26

    In addition to writing and critiquing, we’ll read and
    discuss Meredith Sue Willis’ Personal Fiction Writing: A
    Guide to Writing from Real Life for Teachers, Students, and
    Other Writers (available at www.twc.org). In the process,
    we’ll also share stories from the teaching trenches and
    develop strategies for teaching creative writing in
    multicultural, multilingual classrooms.

    Register now! Space is limited.
    Fee without Course Credit: $100.00
    Fee with Course Credit: $170.00

    For more information, please respond to the "reply to" email
    To learn more about the Los Angeles Writing Project, please
    visit http://www.calstatela.edu/centers/lawp/

    About the Instructor: With masters’ degrees in both English
    and Professional Writing, Rachel Levin has taught writing,
    critical thinking, and cultural studies at The University of
    Southern California, Cal State LA, and Los Angeles City
    College, where she currently directs the Writing Center.
    Since attending the Cal State LA Writing Project’s Summer
    Institute in 2003, she has conducted several Institute
    workshops and taught creative writing to middle school and
    high school students as an instructor at the Young Writers
    Camp. In addition to teaching, Rachel is a freelance arts
    and culture writer for several local publications. She is a
    2007 recipient of the Hadassah-Brandeis Institute Research
    Award for work on her first novel.

Summer Creative Writing Intensive for Educators