Slingshot is now open for registration!

Registration for the Slingshot discussion of The Old Man and the Sea is now OPEN!

The Slingshot high school November and December book and movie discussions are now open for registration. Brave Writer offers non-threatening opportunities for teens between 10th and 12th grade to discuss classic literature and films through written discussion with each other and Jon Bogart, MA literature.

The November discussion will feature an in-depth look at the literary classic, The Old Man and the Sea, by Ernest Hemingway.

The December discussion is lighter in content and open to both junior and senior high students. We’ll enjoy “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “The Muppet Christmas Carol.” Our summer movie discussions were such a hit with teens, we opened this discussion specifically to meet the demand for movie discussions during the school year. We’ll only take two weeks of December so that we leave you plenty of time to celebrate the holidays with your family.

If you’re looking for a way to encourage writing and thinking from your kids during the hectic holidays and want a little help in keeping your kids engaged and active, join us for what are sure to be wonderful conversations.

Tuition for The Old Man and the Sea is $24.95 per student.

Tuition for the movie discussions is $14.95 per student.

If you’ve always wanted to be in a Brave Writer class but missed the registration cut off or couldn’t afford it, these are wonderful ways to get your foot in the door to experience how we foster that natural love for writing and thinking that are essential to developing the rhetorical tool set for academic writing.

Read more about the Slingshot here.


The Advanced Composition course which begins on October 15 still has openings. Sign your advanced10th – 12th grader up today!

3 Responses to “Slingshot is now open for registration!”

  1. Amy Madtson says:

    How does the Slingshot work? Is it strictly writing or is there discussion too? Do we need DSL on our computer?
    I would love for my almost 16 yos to do this.
    I love your website and you have greatly encouraged me in my homeschooling.

  2. Julie Bogart says:

    It’s all discussion (but the discussion is written). So there aren’t writing assignments (as in producing an essay or some other format of writing). Rather there are thought-provoking questions offered by Jon and the students respond to them in writing by posting to the forum. Jon then interacts with those responses by asking follow up questions or commenting on the thoughts shared. All students can read each other’s work and all of Jon’s responses.


  3. Amy Madtson says:

    Thanks Julie! That helps a lot!
    I may see about signing my son up…it sounds great and we have not only the book but the movies are two of our favorites!