Writing Workshop @ SJSU (Grades 4-7)

Week One: July 8-12 
Week Two*: July 15-19, 2019


(*Students only attending one week of Writing Workshop must sign up for week one)

Each week students attend a morning workshop and a different workshop in the afternoon.  The new workshops will be posted here soon.

Workshops are a creative community engaged in the process of writing. They offer students time, choice, creative exploration, and discussion. They are led by excellent teachers who listen, care, and are able to coach students to develop their writing. In two weeks, students write a lot!

Students choose their writing projects, and enjoy time to sketch, draft, rewrite, and review work with peers as well as confer with teachers. Workshop challenges students to lift the level of their work with models and mentor texts. Teachers encourage students to use a variety of formats and show them strategies for writing for the real world.

These were 2018 Writing Projects.

Poetry & Power
​L​earn to write and perform the kind of poetry that has purpose​ –​ for a ‘slamming’ good time this summer!

Writing Love
​School writing hasn’t inspired you? Discover your identity as a writer and ​begin your lifetime​ journey​ of meaningful​ writing.​

Write It, Share It
Students will enhance their creative writing skills​ ​and​ learn public speaking techniques.

Art Into Writing
​Learn to see a painting, then paint your way into your writing.​

Writing with the Masters
Learn directly from the masters: your favorite authors. Reading your favorite texts, learn how to use those examples to build skills and inspire your writing.

Tuition discounts available for financial need.  Email copy of Free and Reduced Lunch letter to sanjosewritingproject@sjsu.edu with a brief statement of need & verifying child’s motivation to participate in a writing program.  Office will email a code to use at registration to reduce tuition by $75 for one week program.

Refund Policy:
100% for cancellation before April 15, 2019
$100 penalty for cancellation made 30 days before program
50% penalty for cancellations made 10 working days before program
Unusual circumstances may be an exception