Saturday October 29, 2016
Noon – 2:00pm
$75 members, $100 general admission
High school seniors, do you know what the worst part of college is? Applying. During this time of stress and deadlines, you must be thrilled to face the blank page armed only with growing anxiety and a vague college application prompt. Join Kirsten Casey from noon-2pm on Saturday, October 29th, for an essay writing workshop where we will discuss specific Common App essay topics, address writing about self, and review what the colleges DON’T want to hear in your essays. You will kick-start your essay writing, surrounded by your equally overwhelmed peers, in a supportive environment. Remember everyone’s essay begins the same way, with a single word!
Kirsten Casey is a local California Poet in the Schools, who has been teaching creative writing to students in the area for over ten years. She earned her Masters in Creative Writing from San Francisco State, and you can find her work in the anthology Yuba Flows, and her own book of poetry, Ex Vivo: Out of the Living Body. As a teen, Kirsten kept a daily journal, wrote poetry and a play, and enjoyed quoting song lyrics. She loves working with teens because she feels like a teen trapped inside of an adult, and because she never tires of hearing the fresh perspective of teen writers.