Norwalk High School
My passion is Writing.
I discovered this talent in elementary school because I noticed I was always a lot more enthusiastic about writing and reading than math and science. I started writing goofy stories that were sometimes left unfinished, and then I got into writing scary stories, but those were a little cliche. It wasn't until my cousin passed away three and a half years ago that I really got into poetry. Whenever I was in a low mood, I'd write about whatever was in my head. Sometimes it would take hours to find the right rhyme, but not to brag, when the product was finished it was pretty good.
Attending Writopia Creative Writing Workshops will help me to explore my passion because it will be taking me out of my comfort zone. I will be in a place doing something I love with people I don't even know in a place I've never been. I honestly believe the best things to write about are experiences. It will help me know how to write different genres instead of just writing the ones that I am comfortable with. When writing poetry my style is to always make it rhyme, but I can learn how to write a deep message without rhyming.
"In the past two years I have seen Keisha transform from a shy individual into a confident and articulate youth organizer and advocate for social justice reform.
Keisha has used writing fiction and poetry as a meaning of facilitating personal healing and transformation. She has also been active with the high school newspaper as a way to explore more deeply outlets for her work. I believe that she will thrive at Writopia Creative Writing Workshops."
During the whole week at Writopia, I wrote a story. It was the first time that I had ever been content with a complete story so I was excited when I finished. It was nice to have other opinions about what should be there and what shouldn't, and to have other people there to help me revise my story.
Sorry for the very late response, but nonetheless I am very excited to be writing every day. Thank you so much for giving me this experience.
Good Luck Keisha!!!
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Scholarship ProviderWritopia Lab
Sending Keisha to Writopia Creative Writing Workshops will cost $745.
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