High School Creative Writing Virtual Intensive

Monday, June 15 - Friday, June 26, 2020 

Length: M-F, 2 weeks

Tuition: $600

Target Students: 12 talented and highly motivated high school student writers per course offering

Instructor: Daryl Funn

The High School Creative Writing Intensive challenges talented and dedicated student writers to investigate the many facets of storytelling. Students will focus their energy, enthusiasm, and learning toward crafting original creative works.

This two-week virtual course begins with each young writer introducing an independent project they desire to start or finish. Participants will complete the workshop with the opening chapter(s) of a novel, a one-act stage or screenplay, a short story, or a collection of poems. With peer feedback and support, as well as regularly scheduled personalized conferencing in a monitored safe space these young writers will benefit from years of knowledge and experience.

To help them pen truly vivid work that captures their readers attention, they will engage in creative activities through which each participant ventures beyond their core strengths to bring balance to their overall skill set. Virtual team building activities that are designed to encourage the strong sense of community will be scattered throughout the experience. In addition, students will partake in virtual field trips and receive instruction during Master Classes with a professional who comes from the field to talk about the various aspects of writing as a profession.

Students will emerge from the intensive with diverse writing skills, an enhanced understanding of themselves as storytellers and a deeper appreciation for the art.


What technology is required?
Each participant should have access to a desktop or laptop computer with a built-in microphone and webcam and reliable internet access. Smaller devices, such as phones or tablets, can be used for writing and storing information purposes.
Are there any materials required?
A composition or spiral notebook, pens and pencils
How is the class managed?
The structure of the class will be concert style. The participants will be encouraged to use their voices to inspire each other and share experiences.




Limited scholarships available; apply early.


Contact Daryl Funn at mistafunn@gmail.com

About the Instructor


Daryl Funn is an author, poet and teaching artist who has written and implemented various creative writing curriculums for elementary, middle and high school students through the Alliance Theater's Arts for Learning program.

Having taught in Atlanta, Fulton, Fayette, and Dekalb counties for more than 10 years he has seen his digital storytelling and poetry lesson plans continually expand to more schools across Georgia and going as far as South Carolina. With the curriculum writing he also assessed students’ progress throughout the residency and work closely with other teachers to ensure work met required and often grade specific literacy standards. While authoring three books he spent the last 5 years as assistant facilitator and master poet with Leslie Quigless for the middle and high school Creative Writing Intensive at Agnes Scott. He also coaches performance poetry and works to educate students of all ages on publishing and copywriting.

Tentative Daily Schedule

8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Zoom check-in waiting area
9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Creative Writing Workshop #1 Prompted individual or group exercise in a particular writing field.
9:45 - 10:00 a.m. Break- Time to get away from the computer to clear the mind and get focused for the next session.
10:00 - 10:45 a.m. Master Class #1-Professional lesson, Guest Talk, or Virtual Field Trip.
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Break
11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Master Class #2-Professional lesson, Guest talk, or Virtual Field Trip.
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Break
12:00 - 12:30 p.m.  Creative Writing Workshop #2-Prompted individual or group exercise in a particular writing field. 1-on-1 consultations to review independent projects.Independent /small group writing time.
12:30 - 12:45 p.m. Reflection
12:45 - 1:00 p.m. Wrap Up. Conclude Meeting