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Literary Arts – Westinghouse Arts Academy Charter School

Literary Arts


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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][big_title heading=”1″ bigtitle_content=”Literary Arts Program at Westinghouse”][vc_column_text]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. [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_column_text][instagram-feed user=”waacs.writers”][/vc_column_text][big_title bigtitle_content=”Courses”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_raw_html]JTNDdWwlMjBjbGFzcyUzRCUyMmJydXNoc3Ryb2tlJTIyJTNFJTBBJTNDbGklM0VQb2V0aWNzJTNDJTJGbGklM0UlMEElM0NsaSUzRUJhcm9xdWUlMjBhbmQlMjB0aGUlMjBCYXJkJTNDJTJGbGklM0UlMEElM0NsaSUzRVdyaXRpbmclMjBmb3IlMjBZb3VuZyUyMFJlYWRlcnMlM0MlMkZsaSUzRSUwQSUzQyUyRnVsJTNFJTBBJTBBJTBBJTBBJTBB[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_raw_html]JTNDdWwlMjBjbGFzcyUzRCUyMmJydXNoc3Ryb2tlJTIyJTNFJTBBJTNDbGklM0VFZGl0aW5nJTIwYW5kJTIwUHVibGlzaGluZyUzQyUyRmxpJTNFJTBBJTNDbGklM0VTcG9rZW4lMjBXb3JkJTNDJTJGbGklM0UlMEElM0NsaSUzRUpvdXJuYWxpc20lMjBJbnRlbnNpdmUlM0MlMkZsaSUzRSUwQSUzQyUyRnVsJTNFJTBBJTBBJTBBJTBBJTBB[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_raw_html][/vc_raw_html][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_column_text el_id=”faculty”]

Our Faculty Includes…

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Instructional Designer, Secondary English Language Arts Teacher, Experienced Academic Counselor, and Copywriter with a demonstrated history of excellence working in secondary and higher education. Skilled in Writing, Editing, Research, Microsoft Word, and Customer Service. Strong education professional with a Master of Arts (MA) focused in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Chatham University.

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Josette Kurey’s original children’s play Just Imagine was recently performed in the Pittsburgh area.  Josette was Associate Director of Publicity for a major children’s book publisher where she worked with celebrities and award-winning authors. She also currently works part time for a literary agent evaluating manuscripts, and volunteers with the Pittsburgh New Works Festival as a script evaluator

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Amanda Bateman is the author of “Tie Dye Tuesday,” a collection of nonfiction essays, and her favorite writers are Celeste Ng and David Sedaris. She is also a co-advisor for the WAACS chapter of the National Honor Society. She holds an M.Ed in secondary English from Slippery Rock University and a bachelor’s degree in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh.

[/vc_hoverbox][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”100px”][big_title bigtitle_content=”Evaluation Requirements”][vc_column_text]Prepare a collection of at least five pieces of your best work. You can submit your work as a hard copy (in a folder or binder), or in a digital format (thumb drive, cd, or link to an online portfolio) that you will leave with your evaluator. Be prepared to discuss your writing and your goals as a student and writer.

Portfolios should include selections from the following list:

  • Poems
  • Short stories
  • Play scripts or screenplays
  • An excerpt from a longer work of fiction
  • Essays, articles, or other works of non-fiction

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Next Steps

Admission to Westinghouse Arts Academy is offered to students who successfully audition for one of our six arts focus areas. If you’re interested in audition and enrollment information, sign up to learn more about the process, schedule a tour or shadow day, and secure an evaluation date to audition. Or, support our programs with a financial gift.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][vc_row_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″ css=”.vc_custom_1578504945072{margin-right: -20px !important;}”][vc_btn title=”APPLY NOW” style=”outline” color=”turquoise” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fwww.westinghousearts.org%2Finquiryform%2F|title:APPLY%20NOW||”][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_btn title=”DONATE” style=”outline” color=”turquoise” align=”center” button_block=”true” link=”url:https%3A%2F%2Fsecure.lglforms.com%2Fform_engine%2Fs%2FaC9kDFvzeE3KhucY79ZoLQ|title:DONATE||”][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]