Super Saturdays for Students

Fall sessions will be held online


  • September 12, 2020

  • October 10, 2020

  • November 7, 2020

Registration Fees

Now online only

$20.00 per session
$55.00 for all 3 sessions


Primary Students K-2

Writing Outside of the Box

with Aeriale Johnson

Do you love to write? Do you have a radical imagination?

Join us for this three-part creative writing series for young writers! Students will use their imagination and artistic talents to create multi-genre texts that they enjoy writing and share with excitement over and over again.

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Middle School Students 3-6

Writing to Change the World

Are you an emerging “alter activist,” a youth change-maker whose activism is based on lived experiences and relationships? Do you think about how distance learning has impacted you and your school friends? Perhaps social media platforms like Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, or Snapchat have opened your eyes to real life causes in the world around you? Hone your argument writing skills in this three-part series while pursuing a cause or concern about which you are concerned.

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with Susan Seyan


High School Students 7-12

Writing with Story at the Center

with Martin Brandt, Jane Gilmore, and Kate Flowers Rossner

At its heart, every powerful piece of writing is an impassioned story. How might we better understand academic writing if we were to reimagine it as a form of storytelling? What if we were to teach the essay itself as a kind of story—the story of an idea? In this workshop series, SJAWP Associate Directors will explore how we can use the terms of storytelling to write the kind of essays that keep our readers engaged and eager to see what will happen next. 

Session 1 September 12 Understanding Essays as Stories

SJAWP Associate Director Martin Brandt 


Session 2 October 10 Writing College Essays with Power and Authenticity

SJAWP Associate Director Jane Gilmore 


Session 3 November 7 Leveraging Stories to Elevate Argument Writing 

SJAWP Associate Director Kate Flowers-Rossner 

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San José Area Writing Project

English Department, FO 126
1 Washington Sq

San Jose, CA 95192


*due to COVID, office is closed. please email.

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