Super Saturdays

Middle School Students

Series: YES, And... Using the Rules of Improv to Inspire Writing

For 4-7 Grade Writers

Who gives us permission to create?  Many students of writing are under the mistaken impression that conditions need to be perfect to foster the flow of ideas, and that only the “good’ ideas should be explored. In this course we will apply the rules of improvisation to the page. Using individual and group exercises designed to connect students to their own process, we will unleash new creative practices that fully engage the whole student in the act of writing. 

Saturday, September 28

Rule 1: Say Yes

Saturday, October 19

Rule 2: Know Your Audience and Surprise Them

Saturday, November 16

Rule 3: Timing is Everything

SJAWP Associate Director Jane Gilmore leads the Novel Writing Program and co-directs the Creative Writing Camp at Cumberland as well as the Teen Writers Institute at San Jose State.  Arcadia Conrad is a writer and director of the award-winning Cupertino Actors Theater out of Cupertino High School.

 

September 28, 2019

YES, And... Using the Rules of Improv to Inspire Writing

Rule 1: Say Yes

Who gives us permission to create? Many students of writing are under the mistaken impression that conditions need to be perfect to foster the flow of ideas, and that only the “good’ ideas should be explored. In this course we will apply the rules of improvisation to the page. Using individual and group exercises designed to connect students to their own process, we will unleash new creative practices that fully engage the whole student in the act of writing.

 

SJAWP Associate Director Jane Gilmore leads the Novel Writing Program and co-directs the Creative Writing Camp at Cumberland as well as the Teen Writers Institute at San Jose State.  Arcadia Conrad is a writer and director of the award-winning Cupertino Actors Theater out of Cupertino High School.

 

October 19, 2019

Rule 2: Know Your Audience and Surprise Them

Who gives us permission to create?  Many students of writing are under the mistaken impression that conditions need to be perfect to foster the flow of ideas, and that only the “good’ ideas should be explored. In this course we will apply the rules of improvisation to the page. Using individual and group exercises designed to connect students to their own process, we will unleash new creative practices that fully engage the whole student in the act of writing.

 

November 16, 2019

RULE 3: Timing is Everything

Who gives us permission to create?  Many students of writing are under the mistaken impression that conditions need to be perfect to foster the flow of ideas, and that only the “good’ ideas should be explored. In this course we will apply the rules of improvisation to the page. Using individual and group exercises designed to connect students to their own process, we will unleash new creative practices that fully engage the whole student in the act of writing.

Agenda

  • 9:30–10:00 am – Registration in Sweeney Hall Courtyard
  • 10:00–10:30 am – Writing games and warm-ups for the session
  • 10:30 am–12:30 pm – Participate in the Saturday Seminar
  • 12:30– Student dismissal

Registration Fees

Online

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$30.00 per session $75.00 for all 3 sessions

Walk In

Walk-in registration, to be paid by cash or check only (no credit cards accepted)
$35.00 per session $75.00 for all 3 sessions. (Students with free & reduced lunch -- no charge. Email sanjosewritingproject@sjsu.edu for promo code)

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