Posted on May 1, 2008 by kflagg
Hi guys! I hope you’re having fun (it should be FUN) crawling around in your poems. I know the regular tutor-tutee meetings have unraveled a little this unit; it’s a busy time in the semester, and we’ve all got a lot on our plates. That said, I’d be happy to meet with anyone who wants to talk about poems, readings, your own work, the work of other writers, anything your little hearts desire. Regardless of your workshop group, feel free to jump in on this.
Let me know (post or e-mail at kflagg @ midd) if you want to meet up. Saturday and Sunday afternoons would be best bets — we could meet up on campus, or maybe for coffee in town for a nice change of pace. On both days, the 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. window is relatively open, so feel free to pick a time that works best for you; just be in touch.
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Posted on April 29, 2008 by moatman
Feeling frustrated by this poetry business? Centos can really loosen up your creative machinary. A cento (latin for “patchwork) is a collage poem made up entirely (or almost entirely) of lines from other people’s poems. By rearranging or decontextualizing lines from other poems, your task is to create your own poem by stealing from other accomplished artists. As John Donne once said, “All other things to their destruction draw.” Check out the blog Centobingo, created by Breadloaf alum Matt Hart, dedicated to Centos. Or check out my (maddie’s) variation, which is composed entirely of chapter headings from a table of contents: what-difference-a-wing-makes
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Posted on April 6, 2008 by kflagg
Alex’s Group (meetings are at the juicebar)
Thursday, April 10
Friday, April 11
4:30-5:00 Alicia (is this ok?)
Reply to this post to claim your spot. Let me know if any of these times don’t work for you, and we can find another window that works for us both. Let’s meet in the Juice Bar in the Grille. I’m excited to hear about how fiction’s going so far! Bring questions, readings, writing you want to discuss; this is your time, so let’s make the most of it.
Monday, April 7
Tuesday, April 8
Wednesday, April 9
Maddie’s Group: We will be meeting in the juice bar downstairs, reply ASAP to which slot you prefer!
Tuesday, April 8th
Wednesday, April 9th
3:30-4:00 Tony (If you can’t you need to let me know!)
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Posted on March 26, 2008 by yuletide
The 21 Steps is told by following the story as it unfolds across a map of the world. Follow the trail by clicking on the link at the bottom of each bubble.
Fiction a la Google Maps… Hope everyone is having a faaabulous spring break.//Now back to writing about goats. Hrmph.
(From We Tell Stories: Digital Fiction from Penguin. “Six Authors. Six Stories. Six Weeks.”)
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Posted on March 14, 2008 by yuletide
>We are supposed to _want_ to see the great places of the world. But what if, in fact, we would much, much rather get home and for once get on top and _stay_ on top of the dandelion situation in the lawn?… Describe some place where great or infamous history was made that means very, very little to you
–Carol Bly, “Beyond the Writer’s Workshop: New Ways to Write Creative Nonfiction”, p284
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Posted on March 10, 2008 by yuletide
So, looks like we’re set to have dinner on Wednesday at Weybridge House (6:30). I’m thinking, burritos?
Of course, this all depends whether the shoppers come through and actually buy the right groceries. If not, I can try to comandeer a car and do an emergency run. Oy.
So, if you want to help cook, come at 5ish. Otherwise dinner is served at 6:30.
(If you can, try to RSVP, just drop a comment below so I have some idea how much to make…)
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Posted on March 7, 2008 by moatman
Meetings will take place in the juice bar. Remember to look at when other people have signed up when you claim slots. Can’t wait to read your stuff! post it soon…
Tuesday, March 11th
Thursday, March 13th
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