Front Street Writers … a program for young, passionate writers

Are you a teen who loves to write? Check out Front Street Writers, a free, for-credit high school course offered in partnership with the Traverse City Area Public Schools.

This course is designed specifically for 11th and 12th graders interested in studying writing as a craft and pursing writing as a potential profession. Students are taught in a workshop setting by Teresa Scollon, a professional writer with a Master of Fine Arts degree and Kerrey Woughter, a certified TCAPS instructor. Click here to see the workshop in action! Throughout the year, nationally renowned authors who appear at the City Opera House as featured guests stop in at the FSW studio to talk about their writing life, their books, and the finer points of writing.

The program is open to independent, highly motivated students who have proven in 9th and 10th grades to have an aptitude for and love of writing. This full-year course will meet outside the standard school day, and students will need to provide their own transportation to the writing center. Students are required to develop a comprehensive and peer-critiqued writing portfolio, submit to student publications, and read their work at an exhibition open to the public. Visiting authors, workshops, and access to the networking of the National Writers Series are all benefits of choosing this exciting and innovative option to the traditional high school English course.


English Language Arts 11 or English Language Arts 12
1.5 credits (full year course)

For more information, contact your school counselor who will give you more scheduling and program information or visit the Traverse City Area Public Schools website.