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Posts about “Classy Talk”

Micro-Lesson | Conscious Revision with Bill Carty

Posted Thu, 7/02/2015 - 12:43pm by  |  Category:

This Micro-Lesson is provided in anticipation of Carty’s upcoming class, Conscious Revision, which begins on Monday. Register now. Micro-Lesson: “An Octopus of Ice” Description For this lesson, we’ll aim to revise a poem through the use of digression. We’ll look…

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Gordon Lish’s Brand of “Fairness” in Fiction | A Micro-Lesson by Jeff Bender

Posted Fri, 6/19/2015 - 5:15pm by  |  Category:

I first heard the term fairness in a workshop with Amy Hempel at Columbia. She got it from her teacher, Gordon Lish. In a Vanity Fair article that Hempel wrote about Lish, called “Captain Fiction,” Hempel catches Lish saying, “Don’t…

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Class Preview: “When Memory Doesn’t Serve”

Posted Thu, 6/04/2015 - 4:23pm by  |  Category:

“In the end, the work I always come back to, the work that seems best remembered and draws the strongest reactions, is the work in which the ‘outside world’ forms a vital partnership with that I narrator.” – Meaghan Daum Sure,…

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Micro-Lesson | Narrative Time with Michael Shilling

Posted Mon, 4/27/2015 - 2:07pm by  |  Category:

Narrative Time: Balancing Pace and Plot I. READING It was one of those midsummer Sundays when everyone sits around saying, “I drank too much last night.” You might have heard it whispered by the parishioners leaving church, heard it from…

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Micro-Lesson | The Chekhovian Story with Anca Szilagyi

Posted Thu, 4/02/2015 - 4:50pm by  |  Category:

The Chekhovian Story I. READING “Everything that has no direct relation to the story must be ruthlessly thrown out. If you write in the first chapter that a rifle hangs on the wall it must without fail fire in the…

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Classy Talk with John Wesley Horton | Fall 2014

Posted Mon, 10/27/2014 - 6:32pm by  |  Category:

What is the title of your class?  Politics & Poetry What’s one thing you hope your students will take away from the class? Philip Larkin’s poem “Party Politics” goes like this: I never remember holding a full drink. My first…

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Classy Talk with Regan Huff | Fall 2014

Posted Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:25pm by  |  Category:

What is the title of your class?  Nature Writing is Dead; Long Live Nature Writing What’s one thing you hope your students will take away from the class? This class is about shaking up your ideas about how to conceive…

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Classy Talk with Ru Freeman | Fall 2014

Posted Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:25am by  |  Category:

What is the title of your class? Lets not mention the bomb in the room What’s one thing you hope your students will take away from the class? To remain joyful about writing. It is work, but it is happy…

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Classy Talk with Waverly Fitzgerald | Fall 2014

Posted Thu, 9/25/2014 - 10:46am by  |  Category:

What is the title of your class? Novel Immersion What’s one thing you hope your students will take away from the class? I hope they’ll take away a first draft of a complete novel, but if not, I expect they…

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Classy Talk with David Schmader | Summer 2015

Posted Fri, 9/19/2014 - 5:05pm by  |  Category:

What is the title of your class? Brainstorming. What’s one thing you hope your students will take away from the class? What I most hope students will take away is a method of talking themselves through the part of writing…

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Classy Talk with David Lasky | Fall 2014

Posted Fri, 9/19/2014 - 4:52pm by  |  Category:

What is the name of your class? “Reading Graphic Masters” (co-teaching with Greg Stump) What’s one thing you hope your students will take away from the class? A greater appreciation for comics as a form of literature. What sorts of…

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Classy Talk with Anca Szilagyi | Fall 2014

Posted Mon, 9/15/2014 - 3:52pm by  |  Category:

What is the title of your class?  The Fiction Workshop What’s one thing you hope your students will take away from the class?  How to ask the kinds of questions that spur writing further. What sorts of writers will you…

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Classy Talk with Sierra Nelson | Fall 2014

Posted Wed, 9/10/2014 - 6:38pm by  |  Category:

What is the title of your class? (please link your class from the website) Crash Course Rainbow: One-Day Workshop on Color and Poetry What’s one thing you hope your students will take away from the class? I hope students leave…

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Classy Talk with Ross McMeekin | Fall 2014

Posted Wed, 9/10/2014 - 6:27pm by  |  Category:

What is the title of your class? Robin Oliveira and I are teaching a class called, “Taming the Beast: Gaining Perspective on Your Novel Draft.” What’s one thing you hope your students will take away from the class? Perspective. Trying…

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Classy Talk with Kim Stafford | Fall 2014

Posted Wed, 9/10/2014 - 6:22pm by  |  Category:

What is the title of your class?  Travel Journal in Poems People should take this class if…  They want to write in order to harvest indelible moments, treasure times of being lost, revisit magic places and characters, and savor enigmatic encounters…

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