Location: Rocklin

Day & Time: Wednesday 12:30-1:40

Grade: 9th-12th

Mentor: Jon Alston

Email: jalston11@hotmail.com


Good stories are complex webs of characters, their choices they make, and the resulting consequences. Unfortunately, the setting—the mystical and mysterious lands in which the characters reside—can be overlooked or forgotten.


In Legendary Lands, the setting takes center stage and becomes a character all of its own. We will study some of the greatest lands created from fiction and film, ranging from Middle Earth to Narnia to Neverland. We’ll focus on what makes a believable world, and what components are needed to make a world feel alive. Students will read, discuss, write about, and create art all about amazing settings. And by the end of the class, they will have developed an entire world of their own!


We recommend enrolling in Captivating Characters also as these two classes work together to create legendary lands filled with captivating characters.  Writers unite! Unleash the power of imagination.


All classes are full year classes. Students enrolled in a Fall Semester class will automatically enroll for Spring Semester in December to ensure their place in the class. Pricing is per semester.

Legendary Lands 9th-12th