A Creative Writing class is also offered at St. Stephen's and taught by professional author Moira Egan. It is structured on the traditional workshop model, in which students bring in their own creative pieces for discussion among peers and the teacher. Contemporary and canonical works of poetry and fiction are also used as models for the students’ own writing. The class covers poetic strategies including rhyme, meter, metaphor, sonic effects, and imagery; introduction to poetic forms such as sonnet, villanelle, sestina, syllabics, etc.; introduction to fiction, featuring elements such as character, plot, setting, structure, voice, as well as step‐by‐step story writing. At the end of term, students compile a portfolio or chapbook of their own writing, and participate in readings or collaborative performances with other disciplines from the Arts Department.