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Creative Writing

Creative writing is an integral part of the academic experience at Heathwood Hall. From the time they learn to write, our students express themselves through the written word. Because learning to write well is a norm at Heathwood, students feel free to explore their own creativity through curricular and co-curricular writing projects.

Our students’ writing has been published in national anthologies and local newspapers, and quite a few seniors have won national essay contests. The faculty’s encouragement of creative self-expression and dedication to individual mentoring have helped students to receive such awards as the prestigious Thomas Wolfe Scholarship in Creative Writing at The University of North Carolina.

The Palette, Heathwood Hall’s Upper School literary magazine, publishes quality student writing and art and provides students with the opportunity to sharpen their editing skills.

The Lower and Middle Schools, too, incorporate creative writing into curriculum and projects. The Lower School’s literary magazine, Creations, showcases poetry, short stories and artwork.