Monday: I am a camera
Objective: After reading Christopher Isherwood’s “Goodbye Berlin” students will notice and render vivid details to describe a scene without trying to explain or interpret it as material for Creative Nonfiction piece.
Tuesday: Things I was Taught/ Things I Wasn’t Taught
Objective: To elicit fresh and surprising insights into your relationship to family, friends, community, and the world.
Handouts: Ian McEwan’s Advice for Aspiring Writers, Mentor Text from Dark, Student Sample
Wednesday: I Want to Know Why
Objective: Identify interesting gaps in your understanding or knowledge in order to generate raw material for short stories.
Handouts: How to tell if you’re a writer, John Iriving, Student Sample
Thursday: Where I’m From
Objective: Identify important characters from inner circle of friends and background characters that reveal a sense of place.
Handouts: Cisneros on Search for Place and Fiction, Mentor text, Student Samples
Friday: Writers’ Workshop