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Emerging Writers Institute - 7th - 9th Grade

Education Unlimited - Emerging Writers Institute - 7th - 9th Grade

Emerging Writers Institute is a unique opportunity for rising 7th - 9th graders to explore creative writing.

From day one, students are challenged through small group seminars focused on fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. In these seminars, and at daily writing workshops, students investigate the fundamentals of storytelling and discover how to read like writers. Diverse afternoon electives may include sci-fi writing, screenwriting, graphic novels, and travel writing and are used to let students try out new genres in a safe, exploratory environment. 

Scheduled writing time and one-on-one instructor evaluations help students develop good writing habits that will serve them year round. Students will also get inspired by off-campus instructor-led activities designed to introduce them to the literary culture of Berkeley or Los Angeles. By the end of the week, students will share polished pieces for publication in their own literary magazine and present their work in an informal reading for family and friends. 

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Emerging Writers Institute - 7th - 9th Grade - Staff Profiles

Education Unlimited believes in small-group, immersive learning with subject matter experts and experienced teachers. We strive to provide industry-leading instruction to all of our students and hold all staff to the highest possible standards. Staff assignments vary by program and location. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:

Education Unlimited - Carlina Duan (Instructor)

Carlina Duan — Instructor

Carlina Duan hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan, where she earned her B.A. from the University of Michigan in English and Creative Writing in 2015. As a Fulbright grant recipient, she lived and taught in Malaysia...

Education Unlimited - Meghan Lamb, MFA (Instructor)

Meghan Lamb, MFA — Instructor

Meghan Lamb is a writer and teacher with a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Fiction from Washington University in St. Louis, where she worked with the Modern Literature Collection and Dorothy, A Publishing Project. She served as the Spring 2018 Philip Roth Writer-in-Residence at Bucknell University and spent the summer of 2017 teaching at...

Education Unlimited - Sarah Levine, MFA (Instructor)

Sarah Levine, MFA — Instructor

Sarah Levine is a published writer and teacher currently teaching middle school english at Pioneer Valley Chinese Immersion Charter School in Hadley, Massachusetts.  She has a Master of Fine Arts in Writing...

Education Unlimited - Ploy Pirapokin, MFA (Instructor)

Ploy Pirapokin, MFA — Instructor

Ploy Pirapokin is a writer and instructor currently teaching Nonfiction for the Creative Nonfiction Foundation.  She is also an adjunct instructor for the University of Los Angeles Extension program and does freelance training for The Writer, a global brand language agency.  Ploy has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from San Francisco...

We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.

Upcoming Sessions
* Tentative and Subject to Change

Session Grade Location Price Range  
Jun 21st - Jun 27th 7th - 9th UC Berkeley $2,150.00 – $2,800.00
Jun 28th - Jul 4th 7th - 9th Stanford University $2,210.00 – $2,860.00
Jul 5th - Jul 11th 7th - 9th Connecticut College $2,150.00 – $2,800.00
Jul 12th - Jul 18th 7th - 9th Georgetown University $2,150.00 – $2,800.00
Jul 19th - Jul 25th 7th - 9th Stanford University $2,210.00 – $2,860.00
Jul 26th - Aug 1st 7th - 9th UCLA $2,150.00 – $2,800.00