This course revolves around the notion that creative writing is a process, not just a product. Creative Writing 12 is designed for students who are interested in creating a portfolio of creative writing reflective of a sophisticated breadth and depth of skill. Students engage in the exploration of personal and cultural identities, memories, and stories, in a wide range of genres. Within a supportive community, students will collaborate and develop their skills through writing and design processes, celebrating successes. Students will refine their ability to write in complex, controlled styles with effectiveness and impact. This course will include fiction, poetry and memoir (narrative non-fiction) with an emphasis on writing practice and completion culminating in a few polished pieces. If you are looking for the time to write, this class is for you to pursue your own interests and genres.