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Lab School

The San Jose Area Writing Project is partnering with teacher and poet Raven Sisco to offer an online writing class for both student writers and writing teachers called Writing for Self Care and Community Building. From July 10th through the 14th, participants will receive daily prompts as well as opportunities for teacher participants to reflect on how these prompts might apply in a classroom setting.

Lab School 2023

About the


Raven Sisco


RAVEN SISCO is a poet as well as an English and Creative Writing Teacher at Mt. Pleasant High School in East Side San Jose, CA. She has been published internationally, self-published two books in 2020, and currently serves as the Student Poetry Contest chair for the California Federation of Chaparral Poets. Among her personal interests are crafting, playing volleyball, and of course writing poetry.

Jane Gilmore


JANE GILMORE is Director of Programming for the San Jose Area Writing Project. She is a teacher at Lynbrook High School with over a dozen years of experience in both the classroom and leading professional development for teachers. She has a Masters in education and two teaching credentials (in English and Social Studies) from the University of California at Santa Barbara and a Certificate in Novel Writing from Stanford University Continuing Studies. Aside from working on her own manuscripts, Jane’s favorite endeavor is supporting teachers and students in developing their identities as writers. More likely than not, your students have played her original creative writing games at a Super Saturday or one of our summer writing programs.  In addition, Jane directs our Teen Novel Writing Program and she looks forward to helping nourish and flourish the careers of some of our brightest young writers.


On Monday July 10th, we will begin with a group writing session to get to know each other and build our own virtual community. Throughout the week writers will have open access to our online classroom where we will post daily prompts, craft discussions, inspiration, and opportunities to connect with other writers. On Friday afternoon, we will host an open mic happy hour for writers to share their pieces with one another. Students will gain access to the online classrooms via Moodle, our Learning Management System.

Program Overview


Monday, July 10 - Live Online Course Launch 10am

Monday-Friday - Writing prompts & daily poetry inspiration posted to online classroom

Friday - Open Mic in the afternoon 3pm


Flex online + Live classes on Monday, July 10 at 10am and Friday, July 15 at 3pm


$50 + 5% admin fee

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