The Walker Percy Center for Writing and Publishing at Loyola University New Orleans offers a creative writing workshop for Orleans Parish high school students in the 9th, 10th and 11th grades. The workshop is a two-week immersion in the world of creative writing that provides a supportive environment for aspiring young writers.
Just like in a dream, in a good short story, anything can happen. From a knife fight on the streets of Buenos Aires to a couple arguing at the kitchen table, the situations writers use to make stories range from the bizarre to the quotidian—and sometimes to the improbable. Is life stranger than fiction? Students will explore the creation short narrative and see what worlds are possible.
What can the classic poets you studied in high school teach you about writing poetry? For two weeks, let's pretend they teach you nothing. This class will focus on exposing you to some of the successful contemporary poets that you'll find in the pages of small, independent publications, not the textbooks, while you create poetry from a fresh, new perspective.