• Dear Herricks Families:

    This summer, we are launching a brand new opportunity for students entering grades 9-12.  We will be hosting our first ever Summer Writing Program @ Herricks! 

    This program will take place from Monday, 8/6 – Friday, 8/10.  Classes will be in the high school from 9:00-12:00.  The director/lead teacher of the program is our very own published author and singer/songwriter Alan Semerdjian.  He will run writing workshops daily for students to work on their own creative writing – whether they’re interested in writing fiction, poetry, nonfiction, plays or other types of writing. 

    Joining us to work with students for one session will be the playwright Robert Galinsky.  Galinsky made his Off Broadway debut (at Cherry Lane Theatre) as both a playwright and actor in the fall of 2017 with his one-person play "The Bench, A Homeless Love Story.” In addition, he is the founder of GalinskyCoaching.com and the head speaker coach at TEDxTeen and TEDxFultonStreet,

    The goal of the Summer Writing Program is to engage students in an intensive week-long study of their own writing.  At the end of the week, students will have created new work and received feedback.  We hope that this week will inspire and encourage students to continue honing their craft to one day publish their work.

    The cost of the program is $150 per student.  Attached, you will find the application.  Please make all checks payable to Herricks School District and send the application and the check to the address listed. 

    We hope that your child will come join us for our first Summer Writing Program @ Herricks!


    Michael Imondi
    Director of ELA, Reading, and Library Services, K-12


    Summer Writing Program Flier 2018 -19

    Summer Writing Program Application