Creative Writing

Advanced Creative Writing—The Art of Writing Fiction and Poetry

Mayfield's aspiring authors delve into fiction and poetry writing in a literary and artistic environment. Work in this conservatory emphasizes the actual experience of engaging in the craft of writing for a literary and artistic end. Students are given the opportunity to collaborate with other writers and other performing arts classes to create original works.

Students first focus on fundamentals of creative fiction and poetry. Later, they collaborate on Colophon, our annual literary magazine, and each student completes a longer, individual capstone project. The year culminates with a class reading. 

Our Mayfield conservatory writers are full collaborators and participants in all-arts events throughout the year.

List of 5 news stories.

  • Happy Halloweekend

    As we move into our Fall/Winter season of the conservatory program we are gearing up for some amazing performances! Our fall play "Macbeth" runs from Nov. 17-20! Following the fall play, we shift into the Christmas season full of exciting performances from Instrumental and Vocal! Shout out to our Artist of the Week—one of newest members of the Creative Writing conservatory—new to the school, actually. Her versatility is impressive from memoir, fiction, to spoken word, this scribe is multi-talented. Give it up for Kasani Freeman '24! And our Mayfield community is gearing up for Halloweekend. Arts Council hosted Halloween festivities this week on campus with pumpkin decorating and a costume contest! Please enjoy these fun Halloween costume shots.
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  • Crackling with fall artistic energy!

    This week was crackling with fall artistic energy with class projects in full swing and performing arts groups gearing up for our November and December performances.
    • Shout out to instrumentalist, Venice Jithavech ‘24 who was named Artist of the Week!
    • Many thanks to our musicians and singers for bringing music to our Holy Child Foundation Mass celebration: Jade Telles '25, Venice Jithavech '24, Giuliana DeFilippo '23, Anna Pruyn '23, Lauren Mascarenhas '24, Grace Nguyen '23, Lily Salazar '23, Kendall Cuenca '23, Kaitlin Boutros '23, Women’s Ensemble and Mr. Castelo.
    • This weekend, we welcome 7th and 8th grade students to a free day of arts classes at Explore the Arts at Mayfield. This session offers Studio Arts with Mr. Lewis and Ms. Green and Creative Writing with Ms. Gomez.
    • Next week, the Arts Council will be hosting Halloween Activities, including pumpkin decorating, a costume contest & more!
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  • A busy time for all of Mayfield's conservatories...

    All Arts Night last Friday was a huge success! We want to share a big “thank you” to all the Arts Faculty, Student Artists, and Community for supporting the arts!  
    Artist(s) of the Week: Lilly Santizo ’26 and Julia Lothian ’26. Both freshmen have demonstrated a great talent for Design and Technical Theater. Both have demonstrated leadership and have been very helpful with assisting fellow students with our Design of our upcoming Production. Lilly and Julia have also demonstrated a great ability to set-up and mix events, that include mics and a band. We saw their talents as they worked as co-sound-engineers for last Friday's Arts event. We look forward to many great productions in the future from these two talented Technical Theater students. Congratulations and thank you. 
    The Arts Council is organizing some fun Halloween activities for the Mayfield community including pumpkin decorating, a costume contest and more!!!

    From Choir Retreat to pre-production for “Macbeth,” it’s an exciting time for all of the arts at Mayfield! Read more to learn what each conservatory is up to! 
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  • The Mayfield Crier finds a new life online

    To say that the internet changed the face of news is a major understatement. And, like many newspapers, the student-produced Mayfield Crier has endeavored to make the transition from a print-only news source to a hybrid media outlet. Although the production team had been dipping their toes in digital waters since before 2015, they made the choice to focus on print, as these monthly publications were already a major undertaking. Plus, handing out physical copies after assemblies, and being able to share in the excitement with classmates and teachers, was an unmistakable thrill for everyone involved.
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  • Mayfield student artists bring home 19 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    Congratulations to our student artists, who racked up an impressive tally of 19 awards in the 2020 Western Region Scholastic Art & Writing Awards from a pool of more than 60,000 submissions. The Scholastic Awards, which recognize students in 29 different genres of creative arts and writing, are among the nation’s oldest and most prestigious arts prizes.
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    Kimberly Gomez 

    Creative Writing Teacher
    (626) 799-9121 ext. 253
    University of California, Riverside - M.F.A.
    San Diego State University - B.S.
Established in 1931, Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena, CA is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school for young women grades 9-12. Noted for its rigorous academic program, which includes 28 Advanced Placement and Honors courses, Mayfield’s curriculum is underscored by a philosophy of educating the “whole child,” which also encourages commitment to and excellence in the arts, athletics, community service and spiritual growth. The nurturing environment at Mayfield Senior School allows each student to flourish in an atmosphere of personal attention.