Creative Writing

Creative Writing 


Muse, Lamar's Literary Magazine, Now Accepting Submissions!!

Calling all creative writers! Do you dream of getting published? Muse, Lamar's literary magazine, is accepting submissions from students! Follow the link below to an online submission form. Submissions must be in a Google Doc and free of errors. All submissions will be reviewed by an editorial staff. Due to space constraints, not all submissions will be included in the magazine.

(Pro tip: You must be logged in to the AISD portal for the link to work!)

Deadline: April 1, 2023

Questions? Contact Mrs. Dietz at Happy writing!


The Creative Writing Program provides guidance, support and numerous opportunities for young writers. Students in the creative writing program study and create poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, novels, plays, and screenplays. The goal of the program is to help young writers cultivate their talents and broaden their command of the writer's craft.

The program guides students from an entry-level understanding of creative writing to a more robust building of skills in the craft during the middle year. Ultimately, eighth-graders in the program create a capstone project of either a portfolio of polished pieces in Advanced Writer’s Workshop or a middle-grade novel in Novel Writing.


Year 1:  Creative Writing I (year-long) - Students experiment with a variety of genres, including short story and poetry, in a writing workshop format.

Year 2:  Choose Two (all semester-long):

Scriptwriting - Students write plays, screenplays, and teleplays.

Poetry - Students write poems, exploring various aspects of the poetic craft.

Creative Writing II - Students write in a variety of genres.

Year 3:  Choose One (both year-long):

Novel Writing - Students begin to write a middle-grade novel.

Advanced Writer’s Workshop - Students create a portfolio of polished pieces.  

For additional information, please do not hesitate to contact the Lamar Creative Writing Faculty: 

Rachel Dietz,
Catherine Vouvray,