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Isabelle

MFA Master of Fine Arts candidate

Expertise
Creative Writing, Songwriting, Nonfiction Writing, Reading and Literary Exploration, Social Media Marketing

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Creative Writing: A Big Idea

I have been writing since I was a kid. I love all sorts of writing – flash fiction, magical realism, nonfiction, poetry – and I love to explore big questions in my writing. I would love to work with students to tackle one big question they have been thinking about (for example: What does it mean to be a good friend? Is honesty really the best policy? What is our purpose?) and explore that idea in a few different genres – maybe a story about a good friend, a poem about loyalty, and a newspaper article interviewing friends and family about the topic. Writing about one topic from many angles often helps us reach new ideas and new answers. I'd love to explore how creativity and learning mesh!

Songwriting

Writing music has helped me learn about myself and connect with other people. I would love to help students tell their story and share it with their community through songwriting. First, we'll cover the basics of melody, rhythm, and song structure and study some songs by your favorite artists. Then, we'll craft your own tunes! If we're feeling fancy, we can get into some basic recording skills as well so that you can send your song to friends and family.

Social Media Marketing

If you have an idea for a business, blog, or brand, the best way to start getting your idea out there is social media. But social media is more than just posting your favorite picture. Analytics, market research, and strong communication skills are required to help your social media posting reach an audience and stick with them. Bring your idea to our first meeting, and we'll map out a marketing plan that we can implement together and that you can continue to employ throughout the life of your business!

Reviews

"Isabelle was absolutely wonderful. She helped me develop as not only a writer but as an individual. She gave me a personalized experience that I would never be able to have in school; she was there for me every step of the way, helping me grow. I appreciate all of her support for me, and I'm so happy that I've gotten the chance to take on this project with her there for me along the way."

Ashleigh

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