This new course is designed to inspire and challenge budding authors as they are guided through the process of writing and illustrating stories. There are two classes. One for grades 2 & 3, and another for grades 4 & 5. Students will be guided through the steps of identifying engaging and concise stories, writing in a manner that interests and motivates the reader, and illustrating these stories using a variety of art mediums. The class will involve two teachers, one who will focus on the writing process and one who will focus on the art aspect of illustrations. Students will be encouraged to improve their writing and expression through art in this enjoyable and motivating class.