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Wednesday, March 5

March 5, 2014

Poetry Workshop: Today: Fox & Fox. I gave out a packet of stuff for Round Two. Annotations/comments due next Monday for Andrasko, Kraus, Gittins, Turner.

Fiction Workshop:  Today was a work day. The first round stories begin to be due on Monday, so please be aware of your due date. Also, in class on Monday, we will be doing an in-class prompt. So don’t plan on having a full work day – you’ve been warned!

Long Form Fiction Workshop: Work day.

Daily Prompt: Reading day. Then I gave you two songs; choose one to respond to for next Monday. (You can do both if you’re so moved.)

One is from : Laurie Anderson’s “Sharkey’s Day”:

Lyrics are here.

The other is one of my favorite bands from the same era: Happy Flowers, and their 1987 classic “Left Behind”:

No lyrics to this one, unfortunately — you’ll just have to work them out for yourself. 🙂

Bring your notebooks Friday — it’s a regular class day. If you were absent today, you’ll read Friday.

Press: Today we went over AWP and started in on the design groups.

7/8 Lit Arts:

7th Grade: 

Survey: Screenwriting:  Today you wrote a quick story idea based on this “what if”: What if James, who is obsessed with death, meets Mary at a funeral?
Write out a possible story idea, in no more than a couple of paragraphs. Try to be as creative and interesting as possible.

The rest of the time you spent working on story ideas in your partnerships and/or looking at submission information from AWP. A reading assignment was handed out.

Friday: We will be watching a film.

For Monday: Please have the reading assignment completed (there may be a quiz and we will be talking about it). Also have your story ideas narrowed down and worked out a bit – choose the best three ideas and work out the story in a couple of paragraphs, keeping in mind that this should be feature length (hopefully) and that it should follow 3-act structure to some degree (doesn’t need to be fully fleshed out at this point – focus on having a distinct beginning, middle, and end).

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