BIG NEWS For current 8th graders interested in help with their portfolios, follow the links below to learn more about free, one-day workshops with CW & 826 Valencia, and reserve a spot. NOVEMBER 4 • LITERARY ARTS     |      DECEMBER 2 • SPOKEN ARTS

If you are between the ages of 11-13 and want to learn more about Spoken Word, check out this free one day workshop on NOVEMBER 18 • USE YOUR VOICE!



Students who share a passion for writing enter the Creative Writing Department with fresh, raw voices, and leave with their skills honed, their styles refined, and their originality intact. The four-year program introduces young writers to a variety of instructors and teaching styles– focusing on three core areas: poetry, fiction, and playwriting. 

Creative Writing students write from imagination and experience, across genres and contexts; they write alone, collaboratively, and with writers-in-residence. They design and publish independent literary journals and zines every year, and accept submissions from all students at Asawa SOTA. CW students, in a partnership with 826 Valencia, teach a middle school portfolio workshop and offer tutoring. They have their work published in national and international online and print venues. Three times a year, they host major reading events and present their work on the SOTA stage and at venues around the city.