“Fiction is a piece of truth that turns lies to meaning.” ~Dorothy Allison

Creative Writing 1 ~ Begin class with a ten minute free write.  Check for completed metaphor poems.  Break up into small groups of 3-5 students to mini-workshop your metaphor poem.  Discussion on poetry editing and the purpose of revision.  Look at examples of Wood’s revisions and Frost’s “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening.”  Collect Writer’s Notebooks.  HW:  Revise one of your poems and turn it in next class.  You must include the original draft and the final revision.

Creative Writing 2-4 ~ Collect $50 patrons.  Next $50 patrons is due by March 14.  Collect Writer’s Notebooks.  Continue literature submission critiques.

Filmmaking ~ Return graded self-portrait documentary critique sheets.  Discuss what we learned from this project.  Begin discussion on big, independent film project.  Watch student films for inspiration.  Discuss how to come up with a treatment and plan to write one.  HW:  Narrow down your film project idea because your treatment is due Friday!

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