1 – How was your day? Narrate it… where was the humor in it? Where was the happiness? And if neither, where was the education in your day? What did the day teach you?
2 – Your relationship with Irby…. Let’s go a little further into it. How would you describe it? What is the relationship doing for you as a reader?
3 – What was you favorite piece from the last three essays we read? Mine’s “Fuck it, bitch. Stay fat.” Her conversation with “The Russian” is great!
4 – I’m looking at how I look at myself differently, after reading these essays. You?
5 – Share some of your journal entries with us. Personal writing… of course nothing you don’t want to, but just some examples of when you’re writing for YOU.
6 – What does writing for you do? How do you benefit from it? And if you haven’t yet, why?
7 – ASSIGNMENT: Please finish Irby’s book by the end of next week! Keep writing bout your relationship with her, what she teaches you, what you observe and your reactions to those observations.. NEXT CLASS, you’ll be asked to explain and define this relationship for the purpose of your next essay.