Communications/ Creative Writing

NOTE: CCA auditions will be virtual this year due to the ongoing community health crisis. Applicants will receive an email with your Zoom meeting details.

All Levels / Grades 6 – 12

Students should possess a sincere interest in and commitment to writing.

For an audition in Communications/ Creative Writing, students should be prepared to:

  • Provide a current, small photo (headshot) and a brief resume or paragraph describing the student’s reading preferences, favorite authors, preferred genres, and any writing accomplishments. You may email the headshot and resume to white_sally@hcde.org. Please be sure to include the student name and fine arts major in the email. 
  • Demonstrate technical knowledge by discussing the vocabulary of the writer in an age-appropriate question-and-answer session. For example, describe the difference between fiction and non-fiction or the use of simile, metaphor, and imagery.
  • Present five samples of student writing, including a variety of pieces such as poetry, short stories, essays, or plays. Please note: Our Creative Writing teachers would appreciate the opportunity to review your writing portfolio in advance of your audition date. You may send the email with your attached portfolio to howard_sandra@hcde.org and  sowders_meri@hcde.org. Please be prepared to discuss your portfolio with our teachers as part of your audition.
  • Demonstrate creativity and writing skills in a timed writing exercise based on a given prompt. For example, “As soon as the aliens landed, they…” or “The big day was finally here, and now this? What a disaster….”

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