Writers' Workshop: Personal Essay

Summer at Blake - Hopkins Campus

Monday, July 6, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015
Hopkins Campus 110 Blake Road South HopkinsMN  55343
Monday, July 6, 2015 - Friday, July 17, 2015
Hopkins Campus 110 Blake Road South HopkinsMN  55343

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What's Included

This two-week course is for writing enthusiasts as well as for those who find writing more challenging but would like to try something new. In this course, we will read and discuss a variety of types of personal, informal essays. Though this is a writing course, by reading essays as writers, we will also hone our close reading skills as we study the craft of writers. Through readings, discussions, and writing exercises, students will develop their own voice and style, as well as learn about using dialogue, narration, and point-of-view. Essential to all good writing is revision, and we will examine and employ revision strategies as we polish our essays. This class meets four times each week, and students will be asked to write both in class and outside of class, especially during the longer breaks between classes. Writers’ Workshop is taught by Academic Coach/Tutor and former Blake English Teacher Bryn Hennessy. This course does not meet on Thursdays.

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Join Blake this Spring and Summer for exciting seasons of growth and fun. Spring and Summer is when we can open our doors wide to students from the neighborhood and across the Twin Cities. The love of learning is central to the mission of The Blake School and we invite students from pre–kindergarten through twelfth grade to pursue academic, artistic and athletic interests and passions.


From camps to courses, from the ice arena to the science lab, students enjoy Blake's amazing facilities, talented coaches and superb teachers. We are excited about all that our 2016 programs have to offer, and we hope you will join us.




Jessie Briol, Director of Summer at Blake



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