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Creative Writing

These immersive workshops encourage students to develop their writing skills through a variety of genres and creative approaches. The instructor will work closely with students as they explore poetic expression, learn effective revision strategies, and use creative writing to generate compelling personal narratives, craft their own fairy tale or post-apocalyptic story, and cultivate a stronger voice and writing process.


January 18 – Poetry for Non-poets
What is poetry & how do you read it? 

February 1 – Poetry Workshop & Revision
Writing and revision possibilities in poetry 

February 8 – Creative Non-Fiction
Exploration of short memoir and personal essay form

February 15 – Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
Exploration of genre, form, and best practices 

February 22 – Fairy Tale
Exploration of genre and writing a fairy tale 

February 29 – College Writing with Research
The writing process from ideation to revision 

About the Instructor 

Michele Parker Randall has a background in Technical and Creative Writing & Interdisciplinary Studies, but her main focus and scholarship is in Poetry. She teaches The Power of Poetry (how and where poetry connects), Intro to Writing Poetry, The Personal Essay, Fairy Tales, and a Space-Western based FSEM. She is currently finishing revisions on her second book, a collection of poems. Her work has been named a finalist, semi-finalist, or honorable mention multiple times. Outside of Stetson she helps run a community writing group in the city of Sanford, has taught poetry for a NAMI peer group, and is certified in mental health first aid for youth.

Registration Information

Ages: Appropriate for ages 11-17

Dates: January 18 – February 29, 2020

Location: Stetson Deland Campus

Cost: $49 per week or $250 for entire series