Stories II

In-class will readings include, among others:

March 9: “Swerve,” by Brenda Miller
March 16: “Preacher,” by David Lee
March 23: “A Gatsby Story” by Amina Gautier and “High School as a Dead Girl,” by Cate Marvin
March 30: “What Happened During the Ice Storm,” by Jim Heynen
April 6: “Loading a Boar,” by David Lee
April 13: “My Name” and “Those Who Don’t,” by Sandra Cisneros
April 20: “Salvage Grain,” by David Lee and “Inheritance,” by Denise Levertov
April 27: “In Praise of the Humble Comma,” by Pico Iyer
May 4: “The Story of an Hour,” by Kate Chopin
May 11: “Afterglow,” by A. Van Jordan
May 18: “Boys and Girls,” by Sandra Cisneros
May 25: “Lights,” by Stuart Dybek
June 1: “Becky,” by Jean Toomer
June 8: “A House of My Own,” by Sandra Cisneros
June 15: “Essay on Erosion,” by Carolyn Oliver; “Tibet,” by Gary Geddes, and “August: Midnight Farrow,” by David Lee
June 22: “The Waves Were Low,” by Kim Chinquee
June 29: Three-hour panel discussion on magazine publication and manuscript complication. (5 pm to 8 pm, PST).

Thanks for the class, Jordan. I am working on a nonfiction piece about my experience and I found the exercises to be super helpful. I am glad we are NOT sharing.  I feel so much freer this way! And, of course, will be happy to share once I have some finished pieces, or not. Whatever you have planned.