826 Valencia 8th Grade Portfolio Workshops

8th Grade Creative Writing Portfolio Workshop

Saturday, Nov 23, 2013 // 10 am – 1 pm

Creative Writing classroom on the SOTA Campus (555 Portola Drive) 

Free, registration required by Thursday 11/21. 

If you’re in eighth grade and want to assemble a strong portfolio of creative writing that highlights your unique voice, this workshop is for you. 826 Valencia is teaming up with SOTA’s Creative Writing department to offer a class that will help you refine a portfolio that you can use for applying to SOTA or other schools or summer programs. The deadline for the SOTA application is December 6, so this class arrives just in time to offer you feedback on your work, answer your questions about the application process, and help you get through any writer’s block or feeling stuck. Two current SOTA seniors, Giorgia Peckman and Frances Saux, and Writer-in-Residence Maia Ipp will lead the class with 826’s Molly Parent and a crew of SOTA 10th-12th graders. To learn more about SOTA’s Creative Writing department, including the application process, check out https://sotacw.org/.

What to bring to the Portfolio Workshop: a portfolio of your writing that you’d like to share and receive feedback about–if you plan to apply to SOTA for Creative Writing, this would include 3 short stories; 10 poems; and a 5-10 page one-act play. Bring as many pieces of writing as you have ready for feedback (in any draft stage)! We don’t expect you to arrive with a complete portfolio.

One-on-one Portfolio Help With Creative Writing Students and Staff 

Tuesday 11/19 & Thursday 11/21 // 6 – 8 pm both nights

@ 826 Valencia St

Free, registration required

We’re offering one-on-one portfolio help during 826’s regular evening tutoring hours. We’ll have tutors who are current students in Creative Writing there who know the portfolio process inside and out, because they’ve done it before! If you want to stay for a half hour, one hour, or two hours, that’s fine — the help is on hand!

What to bring: One or two pieces of writing for your portfolio on which you’d like feedback. You can bring them as hard copies, on a thumb drive, or in an email to yourself.

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