Peyton would like to host a running debate club to debate topics of the day. If you would like to participate, see Peyton or leave a comment on this post. We have not yet selected a time/date/place for Debate Club.
Take a photograph or make a very short film or make a short audio story that explores the ‘limitations’ inherent in your medium of choice. Be prepared to share your work with the group.
Photography: A) Freezes time B) Limits what the viewer can see
Film: A) Limits what the view can see B) Orders events (shots) in time
Audio: A) Gets inside your head B) Moves easily between past/present, exposition/action.
If you are participating in Chris’ A People’s History of the United States workshop, please read Chapter 2: Drawing The Color Line by Wednesday, September 14th.
Now that you have done some work developing your characters and story plots, it’s time to think about dialogue. What is dialogue in a fictional short story?
Use any of the following scenarios (or create your own) to write dialogue between your main character and any of your secondary characters:
- Breaking a new year’s resolution
- Having a difficult phone call with a parent
- Ending a relationship
- Encountering a fallen childhood hero
- Getting advice on a difficult issue or personal challenge
You can write about these topics as they’re happening, or write a conversation in which the characters rehash the incident.
You should have at least a page of dialogue written by the end of the hour.
Please submit items you would like to add to the Communitas 2 agenda by adding a comment to this post. Communitas 2 will be Thursday September 7 at 1pm.