Creative loafing courses at the Virginia Tech University are offering free creative writing courses for students.
The courses, which will begin Aug. 19, are the brainchild of a local nonprofit called The Virginia Center for Creative Learning.
The center is the Virginia creative writing program and it’s run by Virginia Tech student Sarah Shonkoff.
The program will offer six courses, all offered in a two-hour block.
The center will also offer free tutoring for students and will give out a free copy of the Virginia Creative Writing Program guide.
The creative writing course will take students from middle school through senior year.
The course focuses on storytelling, how to write and use art as tools for change, Shonkson said.
Students who complete the course will be eligible for the award-winning Virginia Creative Writers’ Award, the state’s highest literary honor, Shonson said in a news release.
The program is designed to make learning creative.
The Center for Creativity is not affiliated with the Virginia Academy of Music or the Virginia Arts Council, according to the release.