Writing and the Arts
The Emerging Writers Workshop: Elements of Creative Writing introduces high school students to the central components of the craft of creative writing—voice, character and scene. Participants will step back from longer stories to concentrate on writing short pieces that develop their skills as writers by creating inventive responses to writing and applying techniques discussed in the workshop.
Promising high school students will develop their voice and hone their writing skills in the expanding genre of creative nonfiction. Students with a passion for writing will work closely with Hiram faculty to create new work, revise existing pieces, and use research creatively to enhance their writing.
This workshop is open to students who have previously attended the Emerging Writers Workshop in Creative Nonfiction or are incoming Hiram College students. Participants in the Emerging Writers Workshop: Advanced Creative Nonfiction will generate ideas for creative nonfiction projects that use memory, immersion, creative research, and produce an extended work in the genre. Students will work closely with faculty and one another to shape their thoughts and polish their writing.
Using Digital Video and simple editing software, students will collaborate on a group project, learning a variety of editing, light, sound and directing techniques as well as producing short individual segments with clever transitional devices.
Artistic students will engage in activities designed to expand their artistic abilities and aesthetic judgment, foster advanced visual skills, and provide a sample of the college experience.
This acting-intensive academy will focus on teaching students the skills and values that make Vaudeville one of the most explosive forms of live theatre.