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There’s a Gorilla in the Living Room: Creative Writing

There’s a Gorilla in the Living Room: Creative Writing


“Since it is so likely that children will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and heroic courage.” —C.S. Lewis


Through reading, we experience the accomplishments, hardships, and adventures of others. Through writing, we learn to embody the human experience and take ourselves beyond what we know to be real. Language teaches us who we are and inspires who we can become. Students explore new, challenging worlds of their own creation, imagine thousands upon thousands of fictional possibilities, and mold characters with dynamic personalities and simple quirks. Armed with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, full of fascinating characters and odd situations, students examine the elements of memorable stories and characters, and prepare to create their own.


  • Day and Time: Wednesdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM ET
  • Class Duration: 8 Weeks
  • Dates: April 2 - May 28, 2025 
    • No class April 16 (Spring Break)
  • Recommended for: Ages 11+ / Grades 6-7
  • Teacher: Faculty
  • Required Materials:
    • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz movie (1939)


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