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Micro-Lesson | Katinka Kraft: Step Up to the Mic

Posted Tue, 9/08/2015 - 3:00pm by  |  Category:

A reading example: One of the readings we will do is a chapter on “Presence” from Anna Deavere Smith’s book Letter to a Young Artist: Straight up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts. Smith says,” Presence defies the limits of…

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Micro-Lesson | Waverly Fitzgerald: Essay Experiments

Posted Tue, 9/08/2015 - 1:50pm by  |  Category:

Originally I was going to call the class “Hermit Crab Essays” because I was inspired by the strange and wonderful form which is pretty popular right now in literary journals, and which was given this name by Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola…

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Micro Lesson | Christine Hemp on The Next Scene

Posted Fri, 9/04/2015 - 4:21pm by  |  Category:

A colleague of mine at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival tells her students, “If you don’t know the shape of your story, begin by writing a bunch of scenes!” Scenes are the building blocks of narrative, and we’ll be hammering…

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