Fun Stories That Teach Us to Write
Starts Sept. 17, 2021
|Meets||One time for 12 weeks on Friday|
|Time||1:00PM - 1:55PM PST|
The best way to become a good writer is to spend time with some dead ones. In other words, good writers READ! This class will be built around a healthy handful of classic short stories, most of whose authors have already left this earthly realm, but whose printed words nonetheless live on. From Holmes to Poe to Bradbury to O’Henry and more, we will enjoy an excellent, thoughtful, and entertaining short story every week, and will come away each time with an extra rich understanding of literary elements. Assignments will seek to analyze and mimic these masters, whose specialties include descriptive writing, figures of speech (metaphors, similes, personification), foreshadowing, clever twists, irony, and more. In their writing, students will also be encouraged to add all of the other literary devices that they have already learned.
|Class size||4-10 students|
About the Instructor
Jonathan has taught and tutored students in multiple subjects, but his specialty is with English. He first honed his writing skills as a reporter for a small newspaper in Sierra Madre, and then God led him into the education field for the next decade.
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