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Have you always wanted to be a writer? Do you love to write?


Front Street Writers offers the opportunity to:

  • Learn from and with professional writers
  • Submit your work for publication
  • Develop a portfolio through workshop sessions
  • Explore all the ways you can make a living as a writer


The Front Street Writers is a unique programs developed in partnership with the National Writers Series designed specifically for students who are interested in studying writing as a craft and pursing it as a potential profession. Writing forms appropriate for journalism, technical, business, marketing, trade, and social media platforms will be explored through various lenses. Exemplar pieces will be studied, deconstructed, reassembled, and students will produce pieces to meet the needs of various audiences and purposes.


Students will be taught in a workshop setting by a professional writer with a Master of Fine Arts and a Career-Tech Center instructor. It is open to independent, highly motivated students who have proven in ninth and tenth grades to have an aptitude for and love of writing. Students will submit an application and portfolio for admission. Class will meet for two and one-half hours each school day and is open to students across the five-county region.



Students will develop a comprehensive and peer-critiqued writing portfolio, submit to student and industry publications, read their work at public exhibitions and National Writing Series events, and prepare for co-op, work experience, and/or internships as integral components of the program. Visiting authors and industry professionals, master classes, and access to the networking of the National Writers Series are all benefits of choosing this exciting and innovative

option to the traditional high school English course.                           

National Writers Series visiting Photojournalist

Paola Gianturco presents to CTC students




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