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.

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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.