PLEASE READ THIS WHOLE POST CAREFULLY–homework link is in here, drafts due Weds; the schedule for Weds, and more, so….READ TO END, CAREFULLY!
In this post:
–link to List of Prompts For Radically Revising Final Projects (please click, read, then choose & do 3 prompts)
–CA Conrad Weds Artist Lecture Reminder, and optional session that follows that.
–Note confirming Conrad Sat. Workshop (more on this in another post)
–Email that went out before, to confirm folks got it
RADICAL REVISION PROMPTS / RADICAL REVISIONS:
Please check your email for final project-related info (w/my phone number, so…). I re-post *part* of that email below (at end of this post), which should be in your inboxes. This post is primarily schedule-related and to send you to a link LINKING YOU TO A LIST OF RADICAL REVISIONS. OK, so I know I just gave you the radical revision prompts link here, i.e., the document/list is in the sentence just before this one, but for purposes of built-in redundancy, so that folks don’t miss it, again:
CLICK THIS LINK FOR A LIST OF PROMPTS FOR RADICAL REVISION. – same as above! Then…
–READ THE WHOLE LIST before choosing 3 prompts to do/use for drafting; Skimming is OK, but…
–MAKE SURE TO NOTE WHICH 3 PROMPTS WILL LIKELY BE MOST HELPFUL TO YOU IN RADICALLY REVISING YOUR ROUGH DRAFTS (INCLUDING FINISHING ROUGH DRAFT IF YOU STILL NEED TO FINISH IT)
–THEN CHOOSE 3 RADICAL REVISION PROMPTS AND GET STARTED WORKING ON THEM AFTER THAT/ASAP. Try to choose one each from three different “categories.” There’ a category for making connections; another for generating new language; another exists solely for you to clarify and develop the “off the page” elements (performance) of the final project. But choose 3 ways of doing radical revision (each prompt should take about 15-35 minutes), and do each until you’ve got 3 complete ahead of Weds night. If DOING MORE WOULD HELP YOU, THEN DO MORE. But 3 minimum by Wednesday night.
–If you haven’t sent me your ROUGH DRAFT already, do so. I am still missing a few (send before you begin your radical revisions on the writing part of things).
–Your next draft to me is the draft that you will also use to do performances, which will amount to a now fully radically revised rough draft–and this is, really, your FIRST FULL DRAFT. In addition to using this draft you’re now working on for performances, THIS DRAFT IS DUE THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT, i.e., before midnight. It isn’t the last chance you’ll have to make changes, but it is the last draft due before performances must begin.
–If you are planning on going to our OPTIONAL language lab class session Weds afternoon, then try to make sure you’ve done at least 1 and preferably 2 of the radical revision prompts ahead of this Wednesday’s optional language lab class, which occurs soon after our Conrad Artist Lecture Reading. More on that optional session when we meet on Weds @ 11:25, outside the Lecture Hall (before we go in I’ll say a word about the session later that day).
–Last for now on final projects: here’s LINK TO A CHECKLIST for what, ideally, your writing drafts and overall projects should include or entail. PLEASE READ THRU IT! This checklist is literally a checklist and not a piece of homework and not some further list of constraints to stick to, etc–it is rather a way to get a sense of how far or how close you are to being done with your final project drafts (so, since radical revision is just starting as of last Sat night, most items listed you’ll likely not be at a point to check off yet, because most items are reminding you to be doing things with your drafts that most of you likely haven’t gotten to). Anyway, just a way for me to help you “take your project’s temperature.”
NEXT CLASS Y: CA CONRAD ARTIST LECTURE & RE-READING MATERIALS FOR THE EVENT:
Here’s a confirmation that:
**We will be meeting outside Lecture Hall 1 at 11:25am on Wednesday to go together to hear CA Conrad’s reading. CA Conrad’s reading & talk will go from 11:30-1.
**Finally, if folks are still up for it, we’ll have some make-up class time starting at 1:30 (CA Conrad will also be coming back to our class at the end of the week for class–Saturday–to do an in-class writing workshop that involves cartography, or “mapping”. More on this in the full remaining–the post-Weds– schedule that will be posted soon).
**For now, PLEASE RE-READ THE POEMS & (SOMA)TIC RITUALS THAT WE READ FOR CLASS a few weeks ago. This rereading is to do a little bit of preparation for the Conrad live readings and the workshop Saturday. Therefore, please REREAD THESE POEMS BY WEDS MORNING:
Poems, CA Conrad, From The Book of Frank
(Soma)tic Poetry Ritual, CA Conrad “M.I.A. Escalator” — Conrad has on the (soma)tic poetry blog, if you desire to search for it, the ritual that Evergreen students made the last time we workshopped with Conrad. Recommended!
EMAIL THAT WAS SENT LAST CLASS (partially redundant of the above):
The e-mail below sent after last class–and sent to your Evergreen addresses; please track down the message, or send me the info directly if you are having trouble replying to everyone.
Email From Saturday Night:
Thanks for all of your careful attention today — many of you are doing really amazing work with one another.
Looking ahead, now here’s a confirmation that we will be meeting outside Lecture Hall 1 at 11:25 on Wednesday. CA Conrad’s talk will go from 11:30-1. Finally, if folks are still up for it, we’ll have some make-up class time starting at 1:30. (CA Conrad will also be coming back to our class a week from today to do a cartography workshop).
Everything else that’s happening next week is up to you — which is why I’m cc:ing everyone here. Please “reply all” with the information about where and when your group will be performing, and what support, if any, you would like to request from other folks in the class. But please change the subject line so that we can keep track of the information as it comes in (e.g. “Thursday 5pm, Mirrah’s group @ the Artesian Well”). If you have time, please also put this info on the tumblr and I will update the blog as frequently as I can.
What we’re creating, ideally, is a Tuesday, Week 9 thru Tuesday, Week 10 schedule, which will culminate in a Wednesday, Week 10 house reading.
In subsequent reminder e-mails, I’d like to include a list of names with e-mail addresses next to them so that you can write to specific people if you choose; please backchannel me if you would prefer that I not share this info with the group.
Finally, please look out for a separate e-mail and blog post from me that will provide the full schedule of due dates and special events from here on out. That post/e-mail will also include a list of radical revision prompts, from which I’ll ask you to choose several that best fit your project.
Your first radically revised draft is due by the end of the night, this coming Wednesday, and this should also be the version you’ll be using for your performances. I’ll be asking you to provide one more version after that, based on feedback gleaned from your performances.