Fiction Workshop Weeks One-Two
T & W 01/19 & 20 In-class Writing
H & F 01/21 & 22 Assignment of Workshop Groups. Discussion about workshopping.
Weekend homework assignment. Read Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's The Yellow Wallpaper
Discussion of Hemingway to be led by Group One.
Gilman: Group Two.
http://www.moonstar.com/~acpjr/Blackboard/Common/Stories/WhiteElephants.html http://www.moonstar.com/~acpjr/Blackboard/Common/Stories/YellowPaper.html Come in with copious notes, comments, ideas about the stories. Be ready to be to engage in a lively interesting discussion about the work, the writing, the literary strategies. What works best for the story? What is not working as well?
HOMEWORK: EVERYONE. You all write a 200 word minimum letter to the writer. In it you address strengths, weaknesses, what worked, confused you, specific lines or images which you found arresting, lovely, awkward or interesting and why.
T & W 01/26 & 27 Workshops of Hemingway: GROUP ONE.
H & F 01/28 Workshop of Gilman: GROUP TWO.
T & W 02/03 & 04 GROUP THREE WORKSHOPS
Tuesday: Poe Story
Homework: Read Group Four stories Ray Bradbury piece for both classes
H & F 02/04 & 05 GROUP FOUR (Bradbury both)
Homework: Read GROUP FIVE STORIES for next week
For Tues: Carver
For Wed.: Poe
Homework: THE STORY BANK IS HERE--HOW EXCITING!!!!
The next several stories will all need to be read. As the groups select their stories, I'll assign the dates to them.
Joyce Carol Oates: Where are You Going....
Edgar Allan Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart
Lorrie Moore: People Like That....
Raymond Carver: A Small Good Thing
" " : Cathedral
Ray Bradbury: There Will Come Soft Rains
(as Group 4 opted for it in one class, if it's okay with Group 4 in both to do this one, I'd prefer that.)