Bellarmine's varsity football team posted an impressive home opener on Friday night, defeating the Crushers of Napa's Vintage High School 21-13 in front of an excited crowd of students and parents.
Bellarmine's cross country team opened the season on Saturday at the Lowell Invitational in impressive fashion, placing first in the Varsity, Junior-Varsity, and Sophomore races, and 2nd in the Freshman race.
Course Description: This creative writing class will provide students an opportunity to explore their creative and imaginative potential in order to find themselves as writers and discover their true writing voice. The class is divided into three sections: 1) Discovering your own voice and learning to write stories about your life; 2) Character voice: learning how to create a character and mimic other authors' voices; 3) Story Mechanics: the fundamentals of writing including plot, theme, character, description, dialogue, perspective, conflict, syntax, word choice, symbolism, and ultimately style. In order to accomplish these goals, the class will use open-ended journaling, as well as brainstorming activities to draw on a student's own life experiences for story material. We will also study and model the writings of master storytellers including William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, C.S. Lewis, Edgar Allan Poe, Bernard Malamud, Flannery O'Connor, and John Updike, among others, in order to incorporate their techniques into original stories. Peer evaluations and public readings will also be used to understand criticism and how to incorporate criticism to better students' writing.
Comments: Junior elective.
UC / CSU Approved