Join Inkwell this summer as we follow the Durrell family’s spontaneous move to Corfu, Greece, in My Family and Other Animals. Inspired by their bold action, you will make an imaginary “move” to a foreign country for six months. You will then create a final project describing your stay in this exotic location.
This class combines research skills with creative writing in an engaging and fun way. You will practice …
- research skills like determining subject matter, choosing credible resources, and organizing notes.
- proper grammar and mechanics for formal writing.
- informative writing that includes description and author imitation.
- critical thinking skills.
- reading comprehension skills like main ideas, inference, and the author’s use of humor.
Recommended Level—grades 7-10
Length of Class—ten one-hour sessions
Time—Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Date—June 21-July 14, 2021 Note updated schedule excluding July 5 holiday.
Location—online via live face-to-face video conferencing
Tuition—$200, payable in 2 installments
• $100 deposit* due by May 31, 2021 plus 2nd payment of
• $100 due on the first day of class
Book—My Family and Other Animals by Gerald Durrell is required. Please purchase it before class. Order here.
Small class sizes from 6-12 students ensure that all students receive personal attention.
* The deposit is nonrefundable, though it will be returned if minimum enrollment is unmet.