Creative Writing

In this hands-on course, students practice the craft of writing in a lively, artistic atmosphere under the guidance of faculty from CCA’s Writing and Literature Program. Using short works by great writers as models and drawing parallels and inspiration from the visual arts and music, students create their own poetry, stories, plays, and creative nonfiction.

Through in-class prompts, draft writing, peer workshops, revisions, and instructor feedback, they develop their distinctive voices while investigating essential aspects of the craft: description, imagery, rhythm, point of view, character, tension, epiphany, and resolution.

The Bay Area has a rich literary history and a vibrant contemporary writing scene. Visits from published guest writers as well as field trips to the famous City Lights bookstore and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art enliven the class experience.

Creative Writing is an all-day course.