The value of the written word
In literary arts courses, students write regularly, discuss and evaluate writing, learn literary concepts and compile portfolios of their best writing.
They explore techniques of:
Publication and performance, writers’ workshops and visiting authors are a regular part of literary arts curriculum.
All courses above the explore level are sequential and require the recommendation of the instructor.
Wordsworth: VSAA’s Literary Magazine
Literary arts coursework
Exposure to excerpts and short samples of literary texts, enabling creation, analyzing and evaluating own writing.
Style and technique
Create literary texts to apply constraints of form to a chosen theme and/or genre (poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction).
Demonstrate commitment to writing as an art form.
“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.”
Literary arts faculty and staff
Interest. Intention. Commitment.
Use the art form of writing to express yourself.