“Da Art of Storytelling’ (The Prequel)” by Kiese Laymon

Think about Laymon’s use of description. Look up the cover art for ATLiens and the songs Laymon mentions. How do his descriptions measure up to the real thing? Are they what you imagined?

For those interested in organizing ideas: Can you list the ideas Laymon was trying to incorporate into this essay? What links them together?

Since the theme of our class is “encounters,” where in Laymon’s piece do you see people and things from different places/backgrounds/”worlds” coming together?

Have you ever had the sort of experience Laymon describes with a song, album, movie, book, work of art, etc?

What does this essay have to do with storytelling?

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