“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.” ~Henry Ford


Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a ten-minute free write.  Review metaphor poems from last class, “A Martian Sends a Postcard Home” and Plath’s, “Metaphors.”  Discuss and share examples of extended metaphor poems.  Read and discuss Plath’s, “Tulips.”  What is unusual about the metaphors used in the poem?  Work on your own extended metaphor or multi-metaphor poem.  HW: Complete a metaphor poem of your own, minimum of 12 lines.  We will mini-workshop this poem next class.  Writer’s Notebook (30 pages) due Friday!

Creative Writing 2-4 ~ Begin class with a ten-minute free write.  Distribute literature submissions chart.  Begin reading silently and judging lit mag submissions.  There are 200 submissions this year!  New record!  HW: Writer’s Notebook (30 pages) due Friday!  First $50 raised for patrons is also due Friday!

Filmmaking ~ Continue evaluating peer self-portrait documentaries.  Use rubrics provided.  You must circle the criteria and offer at least two suggestions on each critique sheet: one positive, one suggestion for improvement.


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