Westinghouse Arts Academy allows writers to immerse themselves in a variety of styles of composition. Through workshops, readings, and publication opportunities, writers are trained and supported in a flexible program that tailors to their talents. Literary Arts majors take a range of classes to prepare for the writing life. Our classes are concentrated around four areas of focus: Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, and Playwriting.
Initially, students study four areas of literary arts. The ability to specialize in fiction, poetry, playwriting, or nonfiction comes during the junior year, when students can choose to concentrate more intensively on their favorite track. School publications, external contests, and participation in the Quill and Scroll Honor Society are just some of the ways students can stretch their abilities as writers.
Graduating seniors leave with a compendium of their work, comprised of published pieces that can be shown to agents, used for college admissions, or form the basis of a professional portfolio.