Expression is UNITY’S exciting, inspired creative writing program where students study various styles of writing (including soulful prose), are given vital  literary foundations for effective expression, and become powerful creators and presenters of the written word. Students are also encouraged to experiment with and/or create new forms of written expression after learning about other forms of writing that have helped shape the literary landscape. At the end of the second semester in May, students will present a recital of their works. A booklet of their writings will be produced, and students will learn how to approach publishers about getting their works published. Some students will also be asked to produce and perform monologues for Voices of Unity Youth Choir concerts. Expression is the second artistic program to be offered by Unity Performing Arts Foundation and is made possible by grants from various foundations in the community.

  • THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN & PRESENT POWERFUL WRITING – Students in Power of Passion (POP) will study various styles of writing (including soulful prose), be given vital literary foundations for effective expression, and become powerful creators and presenters of the written word. they will also be encouraged to experiment with and/or create new forms of written expression after learning about other forms of writing that have helped shape the literary landscape.
  • CHARACTER-BUILDING & LIFE DEVELOPMENT – Building good character prepares our youth to be unique and exceptional professionals. We equip youth with the tools to be successful and useful to society, teaching them how to communicate, lead, plan, respect authority, achieve, dream and be good citizens. Some of this will come as students learn about the life-changing experiences of others through their reading.
  • DEVELOPING NATURAL ARTISTIC TALENTS – Virtually anyone who is passionate about written and oral expression can become adept in written communication. Some can become great at it. the goal of this program is to provide a positive environment where students can freely explore the written and spoken word.
  • EXPOSURE & INCENTIVES  Students will have an opportunity to write monologues and skits for consideration in UPAF’s choral performances; write query letters to editors seeking publication, and have their writing appear in a booklet produced by UPAF. Power of Passion participants will also benefit from appearances by guest speakers who have had their works published.

CHAD EDMONDS
Artistic Instructor

cedmonds@upaf.com 

Expression Creative Writing Program - Classes

Renaissance Pointe YMCA 
2323 Bowser Ave.
  • Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Call the office  (260) 481-6719, or e-mail us at info@upaf.com if you want to visit.

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