GW Creative Writing for High School Students July 2013
Calling all creative writers! If you join Blueprint’s pre-college summer program at George Washington University this summer you can hone your skills with one of the best, Merridith Allen!
Merridith is a playwright, screenwriter, actress, martial artist, and yogini, which potentially qualifies her for a Jane-of-all-trades…she likes to think, anyway. She is currently living in New York City, but enjoys traveling around the world as much as she possibly can. and is looking forward to leading intrepid writers in her creative writing class.
As a writer, Merridith’s plays have seen productions at such venues as The Manhattan Repertory Theatre, The Provincetown Theater, and The New Georges Theatre space. Her play, “The House of Fallen Snow” was a finalist at The Strawberry One Act festival, and went on to become a film which has just placed second in The Fresh Voices Screenplay Competition. She writes a fair amount of creative nonfiction and fiction, and likes to jump around the country going to (and teaching at) as many literary festivals as possible.
When she is not scribbling away, Merridith can be found in a dojo training, or teaching the Japanese martial art of Budo Taijutsu. No, she will not fashion throwing stars or smoke bombs for you, but yes, she has about a hundred crazy stories she’ll happily share when asked. Merridith is a certified yoga instructor, and is excited to bring her practice into her martial arts and writing life.
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