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.
Join Laura for Intro to Entomology (scientific study of insects) every
Tuesday and Thursday morning from 10-11am. We will learn about insects through research, dissection and collection. Students will also construct a bug collection display box, which they will use to exhibit the bugs they have caught, preserved and labeled. Fall is a great time to be outside looking for bugs. All interested students from groups B and C are welcome!
This workshop will meet weekly on Fridays after lunch (1:00pm). Students will experiment with ingredients to create unique combinations of ice cream flavors and textures. This workshop is designed for students in group C and will be led by Laura.
This ongoing class will write in a variety of genres which will satisfy writing competencies. Right now we are working on the short story but other genres will include Short
papers include personal responses, essays, dialogues, journal entries, short stories, and poems. Longer writing may include literary analysis, critical studies, extended fiction, or personal narrative. This class will be held M-F from 1:00-2:00 (with the exception of Thursday afternoons). S. Frye