Language is God’s gift to his people to help us know him deeply, reveal his truths to the world, and bring Him glory. This course develops the study and use of language, story, and image in becoming effective communicators. In this course students will read and compose original poetry, memoir, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Students will examine and discuss work from published writers to deepen their understanding of the ways writers create both meaning and pleasure for readers. They will also practice writing in various genres to refine their own skills and grow their creative voice. Students will share their work for both written and oral peer critique, learning to give and respond to feedback in a workshop setting. Students will develop a portfolio of their writing and learn how to submit their work for publication.