7-7:10pm: What happened today? Narrate to us a little….. Where is the happiness, the humor? And if you don’t see any, could a reader?
For tonight’s page: PURPOSE AND INTENTION IN YOUR NARRATION!!!!!
7:10-7:30pm: Before getting into Irby, tell us about your writing style, and how perhaps its moved or re-shaped since the semester started?
7:30-7:45pm: How are you and Irby alike? Different?
For tonight’s page: What’s discouraging to others can be delightful in opportunity to others.
FOR TONIGHT’S PAGE: You create your own leads, your own opportunities and reality, realities.
7:45-7:55pm: What was the last essay from her you read? Thoughts?
7:55-8:05pm: How would you describe her style? You’ve done this before, but please provide a little more support of your opinion and assessment of her writing practice.
WRITING PROMPT: Start writing an essay about right now… where you are and what you’re doing, the room you’re in and the characters there with you.
FOR TONIGHT’S PAGE: Conversations with self, for new self. New pages and light.
FOR TONIGHT’S PAGE: Irby in many ways tells us to have conversations with ourselves, that we are always learning about our identity and that identity can change, WHICH IS OKAY!!
8:05-8:15pm: Close…. What’s in your notes, on tonight’s page?
ASSIGNMENT: Keep reading! Finish book by next class. Keep emailing me thoughts!!
ASSIGNMENT: 1-page creative – Telling us about something that happened to your recently, or whenever. KEEP IT TO A PAGE! Or try…..
Thank you guys for being here tonight! And, if you want to know your grade on Sedaris, or in the class, keep bugging me till I give you an answer! Let me write this again…. Your presence and production is what will get you the grade you want, even more than conventional assignments. Make yourself known, share ideas, connect to each other and create community even in this weird distanced and virtual life we’re all living.
As always, need anything let me know.