Manistee Raising Writers (Advanced Levels)

Date:  Session 1: 1/8, 1/15, 1/22, 1/29 Session 2: 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/4

Format:  Youth Amory Project

Time:  3:30-5:00 PM

Class Size:  8-12   
Grade Level: 6-12th Grades

Self Discovery and Expression Through Creative Writing Techniques.

Through free-writing, play, risk-taking and quiet reflection, we’ll discover new ways to use our distinct voices. Together, we’ll study contemporary poets as models for student writing. This class will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Students may attend one or both workshops depending on previous commitments.

Students will have opportunities to workshop and revise in class, as well as practice reading aloud in front of an audience of peers. We’ll learn how creative expression can be a source of encouragement and meaning in our lives. This class studies closely line break, poetic image, sound and form.

All students will also have the opportunity to publish work in the 2023-2024 issue of the National Writers Series’ annual literary magazine, published each spring!


About: Lauren K Carlson

Lauren K. Carlson is the author of Animals I Have Killed (Comstock Review Chapbook Prize 2018). Her work has recently appeared in Crab Creek ReviewSalamander MagazineTerrainThe Windhover and Waxwing. In 2021 she won the Levis Stipend from Friends of Writers for her full-length collection Steelhead (forthcoming 2025). The inaugural Lorine Niedecker fellow, Lauren’s writing has been supported by Tin House, Napa Valley Writers Conference and Sewanee Writers Conference. Lauren currently serves as editor for Tinderbox Poetry Journal and holds an MFA in poetry from the Warren Wilson MFA Program for Writers.

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