Get creative and embrace different cultures from all around the world with LEAF Teaching Artist Lisa Smith in this virtual course.
Global Creative Writing: Exploring Expressive Styles from All Continents
with LEAF Resident Teaching Artist Lisa Smith
Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 (Zoom), April 12 – May 28, ages 10-14 suggested
$60 per 7-week course
Each week we will explore a writing tradition from a different continent, learning about the art form and its origin, and then create collaboratively in that form. Additionally, students may create their own compositions to submit via email. Poetry, stories, and songs will be shared after class in an online journal on the LEAF website!
Week 1) Asia: Haiku (poetry)
Week 2) Africa: West African Griot (oral stories)
Week 3) North America: Blues (song)
Week 4) South America: Folk songs (song)
Week 5) Europe: Limericks (poetry)
Week 6) Australia & Antarctica: Folk tales (story)
Week 7) Antarctica (travelogues)