Tuesday, March 23, 2021


  • Read my Announcement and be ready to participate in writing activity by class time!


  • Homework: Finish writing a short story based on a real event, but NOT in first person. Post your short story under Short Stories and title it Full Name, Short Story 1 by class time on Thursday.
  • Comment on at least four of your classmates’ critiques of Le Guin’s work. With what do you agree or disagree? Be specific! (“I agree with X’s thoughts on X” is not specific. “I agree with X because of X” is specific.)

Thursday, March 25, 2021


  •  Bring your short story and review your Cohort’s work (some of your Cohort’s may have new members–I’ll let you know on Thursday).


  • Homework: Journal Assignment 5: Write about a moment from your past that changed you. It can be a large or small change—but focus on what, exactly, happened and how you changed. Due April 6, 2021.
  • Complete your Cohort’s Peer Review worksheet by 11:59 PM on March 26, 2021. If you missed the workshop day, you must contact your Cohort and send them the URL of your story by 5 PM on Thursday, March 25, 2021. The Peer Review worksheet is on the Course Profile. I’ve also emailed a copy to everyone.
  • Using your Cohort’s feedback, revise your short story. The final draft must be titled Full Name, Short Story 1 (Revised) under Short Stories by 11:59 PM on April 8, 2021.
  • Read Chapter One from Ta-Nehisi Coates’ The Water Dancer by April 6, 2021.


SPRING BREAK! No class on Tuesday, March 30 or Thursday, April 1, 2021, but be sure to complete your homework for this class!