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DeKalb School of the Arts

Dekalb County Schools

Creative Writing

RECENT DEPARTMENT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Published Vol. 6 of The Scribbler (literary magazine) May 2022 

  • Produced Dark Night (12 five-minute plays written and directed by Creative Writers) November 11-12, 2022 

  • Produced Black History Tour: Noise through Silence –January 2022

  • Students participated and exceeded word count for NaNoWriMo   

  • First, second and third place regional and state winners for PTSA Reflections (9-12) 

  • Students featured in Write the World 

  • Student recognized as Young Georgia Author (state winner)

PARTNERSHIPS

  • Found Stages  Much Ado Over Texting 

  • Marta ā€“ Riding the Rails  

  • Alliance Theatre Partnership 

  • Collision Residency- in depth study of "DREAM HOU$Eā€ by Eliana Pipes and created new material inspired by the text 

  • PAWS Atlanta Animal Shelter 

CREATIVE WRITING GROUPS

  • Scribbler
  • Secret Society

COURSES OFFERED

  • Creative Writing I
  • Creative Writing II
  • Creative Writing III
  • Creative Writing IV
  • Journalism
  • Podcasting

STATE OF THE ARTS REPORT

Read all the details of last year's creative writing activities in the State of the Arts Report!
 






FACULTY

 
 

Dr. Shana Hunt-Martin’s 18 years of teaching on the collegiate level has grounded her passion and dedication for quality education for all students. Her research with inequality in education and her experience with working with drop-outs has strengthened my desire to ensure that students are given all of the opportunities and resources available to help them find success in the educational system. She believe that regardless of the ethnicity, religion, or socio-economic status of a student, he or she should receive a great education. 

She is comfortable working with traditional and online education. Working with a diverse population of traditional and non-traditional students on the high school and collegiate level has provided her with insight into what does and does not work in the classroom. She understands that attentiveness and detailed feedback are necessary to ensure that students are able to experience success in the academic environment. Currently she serves as the chair for the Creative Writing department.  She produces Dark Night, produces and directs Black History Tour Show and serves as the sponsor for The Scribbler, a literary magazine produced by Creative Writing students.