Oct. 31 assignments

24 Oct

Halloween class: Eat candy. Lots and lots of candy.

Also: Guest speaker Enrique Limon, arts and culture editor of The Santa Fe Reporter.

Prepare for Enrique’s visit by reading a few of his articles:

Wrestling story in San Diego

Pick one of his stories from the Reporter to read and ask him about:

Ask Enrique questions when he’s here. This not only makes guest speakers’ visits more enjoyable, but a willingness to ask questions is a good practice for all writers. If that is not motivation enough, you will receive a check next to your name for class participation by asking questions and a minus if you don’t.

GROUP CRITIQUE:

Consider these pieces for the elements we have discussed, such as narrative, structure, concrete details, but also for critical thinking and language—two important elements in arts criticism.

Read the Pulitzer-prize winner for criticism in 2011 (this is one just one of his pieces; if you want to read more, go to this link.

Read this example of award-winning alternative newsweekly criticism.

Come to class with a book, movie, play, painting etc., about which you can write an in-class short review for an in-class exercise.

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