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  • In this course students will read, critique, and compose original poetry, essays, short fiction, narrative writing, and creative non-fiction. Students in this course will survey various mentor texts from a wide range of time periods and places.  Students will examine the works of published writers as well as peers to discover, expand, and refine their own skills, voice, and writing repertoire. Students will share their work for both written and oral peer critique. Publication will be strongly encouraged as students develop portfolios of their writing.