Week Two

The Self and Death

COMMON TEXT:

Death of a Moth by Annie Dillard

Death of the Moth by Virginia Woolf

FOR DISCUSSION:

Death of a Fish by Adam Gopnik https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2005/07/04/death-of-a-fish

Living Dyingly by Edwidge Danticat

The Summer Day by Mary Oliver http://www.loc.gov/poetry/180/133.html

EXTRA READING:

Interview with Mary Oliver by Maria Shriver http://www.oprah.com/entertainment/maria-shriver-interviews-poet-mary-oliver

Writing Life: Introduction to The Art of Death by Edwidge Danticat

My Father's Suitcase by Orhan Pamuk https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2006/12/25/my-fathers-suitcase

ASSIGNMENTS:

WN: upload a selfie of your notebook "in the wild"

BLOG: respond to assigned texts

DRAFT: NONE

WORKSHOP: NONE

Week Three

Craft Workshops

COMMON TEXT:

On Conflict by Dinty Moore

FOR DISCUSSION:

Selections from Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg

Don't Marry the Fly

Syntax

Don't Tell, But Show

Be Specific

Go Further

Claim Your Writing

EXTRA READING:

Seeing by Annie Dillard

Shitty First Drafts by Anne Lamott https://wrd.as.uky.edu/sites/default/files/1-Shitty%20First%20Drafts.pdf

An Approach to Style Strunk and White http://www.jlakes.org/ch/web/The-elements-of-style.pdf

ASSIGNMENTS:

WN: post "Syntax" exercise

BLOG: respond to assigned texts

DRAFT: NONE

WORKSHOP: NONE

Week Four

Community and Death

COMMON TEXT:

Dying Together by Edwidge Danticat

FOR DISCUSSION:

King by Matthew Dickman https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2010/11/01/king-2

A Happy Death from Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

The Condition of Black Life is One of Mourning by Claudia Rankine https://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/22/magazine/the-condition-of-black-life-is-one-of-mourning.html

EXTRA READING:

Andrew Garfield reads a small part of King Episode 3 27:07 http://a.co/5sQ0KNl

Lezley McSpadden announces bid for city council https://www.ksdk.com/video/news/local/ferguson/michael-browns-mother-lezley-mcspadden-running-for-ferguson-city-council/63-8216453

Olivia from Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight by Alexandra Fuller

ASSIGNMENTS:

WN: upload a page

BLOG: respond to assigned text

DRAFT: NONE

WORKSHOP: NONE

Week Five

Natural Observation

COMMON TEXT:

The View by Orhan Pamuk https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/03/05/the-view-3

FOR DISCUSSION:

Spider Woman by Burkhard Bilger https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/03/05/spider-woman

Joyas Voladoras by Brian Doyle https://theamericanscholar.org/joyas-volardores/#.W3VPSC3MwWp

My Grandfather Walks in the Woods by Marilyn Nelson https://aaregistry.org/poem/my-grandfather-walks-in-the-woods-by-marilyn-nelson/

Serpents of Paradise by Edward Abbey

Characteristics of Life by Camille T. Dungy https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/characteristics-life

EXTRA READING:

ASSIGNMENTS:

WN: upload a selfie of your notebook "in the wild wild"

BLOG: respond to assigned texts

DRAFT: Essay #1 - Life in Death

WORKSHOP: NONE

Week Six

The Self and Home

COMMON TEXT:

In Wyoming by Mark Spragg https://commons.wvc.edu/ashank/engl201/ENGL%20201%20Document%20Library/The%20Place%20Essay/In%20Wyoming.pdf

You Do Not Belong Here by Jaquira Diaz https://www.kenyonreview.org/kr-online-issue/resistance-change-survival/selections/jaquira-diaz-656342/

FOR DISCUSSION:

The Shadow of Young Girls in Flower from Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Homegoing, AD by Kima Jones from The Fire This Time edited by Jesmyn Ward

Making a Fist by Naomi Shihab Nye https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/making-fist

EXTRA READING:

ASSIGNMENTS:

WN: upload a memory

BLOG: respond to assigned texts

DRAFT: NONE

WORKSHOP: NONE

Week Seven

Community and Home

COMMON TEXT:

How it Feels to be Colored Me by Zora Neale Hurston http://www.casa-arts.org/cms/lib/PA01925203/Centricity/Domain/50/Hurston%20How%20it%20Feels%20to%20Be%20Colored%20Me.pdf

FOR DISCUSSION:

Zora Neale Hurston https://chdr.cah.ucf.edu/hurstonarchive/pdf/Lesson-Plan-Day-1.pdf

The Atlanta Exposition Address by Booker T. Washingon https://www.bartleby.com/1004/14.html

Of Mr. Booker T. Washington by W.E.B. Du Bois http://www.stjoe.k12.in.us/ourpages/auto/2013/1/22/60124169/W_E_B.pdf

Zora Neale Hurston’s Biography

Eatonville, Florida

A. Individual Empowerment

B. Erasure of Racial Lines

EXTRA READING:

https://www.quora.com/Whats-the-main-idea-of-Mr-Booker-T-Washington-and-Others

ASSIGNMENTS:

WN: upload a quote OR let someone else write in your book

BLOG: respond to assigned texts

DRAFT: Essay #2 - Natural Observation

WORKSHOP: NONE

Week Eight

The Self, Community, and Place

Week Ten

Workshop

COMMON TEXT:

Workshop Essay A

Workshop Essay B

Workshop Essay C

Workshop Essay D

FOR DISCUSSION:

EXTRA READING:

ASSIGNMENTS:

WN: NONE

BLOG: NONE

DRAFT: Written Response

WORKSHOP: TBD

Week Eleven

Workshop

COMMON TEXT:

Workshop Essay E

Workshop Essay F

Workshop Essay G

Workshop Essay H

FOR DISCUSSION:

EXTRA READING:

ASSIGNMENTS:

WN: NONE

BLOG: NONE

DRAFT: Written Response, Essay #5 - The Erotic

WORKSHOP: TBD

Week Twelve

Workshop

COMMON TEXT:

Workshop Essay I

Workshop Essay J

Workshop Essay K

Workshop Essay L

FOR DISCUSSION:

EXTRA READING:

ASSIGNMENTS:

WN: NONE

BLOG: NONE

DRAFT: Written Response

WORKSHOP: TBD

Week Thirteen

Workshop

COMMON TEXT:

Workshop Essay M

Workshop Essay N

FOR DISCUSSION:

EXTRA READING:

ASSIGNMENTS:

WN: Workshop Notes

BLOG: Book List

DRAFT: Written Response

WORKSHOP: TBD

Week Fourteen

Workshop

COMMON TEXT:

Workshop Essay O

Workshop Essay P

Workshop Essay Q

Workshop Essay R

FOR DISCUSSION:

EXTRA READING:

ASSIGNMENTS:

WN: NONE

BLOG: NONE

DRAFT: Written Response

WORKSHOP: TBD

Week Fifteen

Workshop

COMMON TEXT:

Workshop Essay S

Workshop Essay T

Workshop Essay U

Workshop Essay V

FOR DISCUSSION:

EXTRA READING:

ASSIGNMENTS:

WN: "Flip Through"

BLOG: Why I Write

DRAFT: Written Response

WORKSHOP: TBD

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