Founded in 2009, this afterschool creative writing program focuses on students from Birmingham public schools. Each year Wordsmiths enrolls a maximum of 16 students from 7th-12th grade.
Students meet with professional writers (and college volunteers) each week for 2 ½ hours, and they complete a homework assignment for each class.
After a year of Wordsmiths, students can expect the following:
There is no charge for the program. There are no grades. Instead there’s plenty of individual attention, a great deal of feedback, and a focus on each student’s particular talents.
Class meets throughout the school year on Wednesday afternoons at Birmingham-Southern College.
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