Holiday Tales with David Finkle

The holidays, whichever holidays you celebrate, are standout days in our lives--magical and full of memories. There is a long tradition of holiday stories, from A Christmas Story to A Christmas Carol, from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to The Polar Express. In this course, we'll read some holiday tales and then write stories based on real-life, rhyming stories and completely fanciful, perhaps absurd, stories. It promises to be a merry time! (Grades 4 - 12)

About the Instructor

David Lee Finkle began his writing and cartooning career in Kindergarten during fire safety week when he was asked to draw a picture of what students should do if the school catches fire and in response drew a picture of children roasting marshmallows over the smoldering embers of the school. Amazingly, he went on to become a teacher and is currently a high school Language Arts teacher in Florida. His comic strip about teaching middle schoolers, "Mr. Fitz", has been running in Volusia County newspapers and online since 2000 (he has now drawn over 5,000 strips). His first novel, "Making My Escape", about an overly imaginative middle-schooler, was published in 2002. His Scholastic Professional books for teachers, Writing Extraordinary Essays and Teaching Students to Make Writing Visual and Vivid were published in 2007 and 2009.

Registration Information

Appropriate for Grades 4-12

Date: December 12, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 pm


Cost: $49
20% Stetson community discount and scholarships available for those in financial need

$25 off for anyone who has been on a tour at Stetson University

Apply Online

Payment in full is required at the time of registration to reserve your seat in this class. Payments can be made online or over the phone. For more information, please contact the Office of Continuing Education and Outreach at
386-822-7500 or [email protected]