EVERYONE does this:
Complete a rough first draft of the creative portion of your final project. If it’s not quite complete, that’s OK, but try to get as close as you can – the workshop will be much more helpful to you! BRING 6 COPIES of your project to class next week, April 22. You will hand them out to your workshop group and to me.
Read for Next Week
from Sleeping with the Dictionary, Harryette Mullen
Coo/Slur, pg. 17
Denigration, pg. 19
Dim Lady, pg. 20
European Folk Tale Variant, pg. 24
Mantra for a Classless Society, or Mr. Roget’s Neighborhood, pg. 49
Present Tense, pg. 57
Sleeping with the Dictionary, pg. 67
Variations on a Theme Park pg. 75
In the Course Reader
Push Hands: Balancing resistance and revision, Jeffrey Skinner
Against Epiphanies, Charles Baxter
1. Post an entry about any one of the readings this week. This may be a critical or creative piece of about 200-300 words. It MUST respond to your chosen reading in some way, either by identifying and discussing craft elements, themes, or techniques or by using those elements in a creative response.
2. Post comments on at least three other entries. Remember, this is not a place for critiquing each other’s work. Instead, identify something from the piece that strikes or interests you, ask a neutral question about the work, or suggest ways the author could deepen or expand it.