Quick meeting tonight….
5-5:10pm: Intro….. How was/is your day??
5:10-5:35pm: Irby…. Where are you in the book? (Don’t worry about spoiling…. Even if you know what happens, you still have to read and for your own opinions and reactions.)
What is in your reactions? How is Irby narrating her days versus Lawson?
5:35-5:50pm: What do you want to write? What story do you want to share with readers? If you had to write ONE story (which you are, being alive), what is it?
5:50-6pm: Close… What’s on the page?
ASSIGNMENT: Finish Irby’s book over Spring Break, write three page reaction to the entire book. An opinion, singular idea. DO NOT OVERTHINK THIS. But, still, have pride in your work, ownership of your idea.
ASSIGNMENT: Think of ideas for a story, from YOUR life. Come back with notes and ideas and possibilities… canvass your thoughts, prospect for new ideas.
ASSIGNMENT: Research memoirists, people who write from their own life like Irby and Lawson, Sedaris. Who did you find? Who do you want to read… Who would you like to have coffee with?