Thursday, September 12, 2013

Fall 13 First Assignments & Start Dates

Textbook info is available here.


Advanced Fiction with David Hollingsworth:
First class begins TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1ST, 6-10pm, Cultural Center, Conference Room
(NO class meeting on Saturday, October 5th)
(2nd class meeting 10/8)

First Assignment:

Where are you going? Where have you been?

Please write 2 pages or so detailing (somewhat) who you are as a writer. I’d like to know what made you write in the first place, how your writing has changed/matured/etc. over the years, and where you see yourself going in the future. If you have specific goals for this cluster, please feel free to share them. We’ll be reading these out loud during the first session as a way of getting to know one another before the workshop begins.

Advanced Poetry with Michael Castro:
First class begins Saturday, October 5th, 10am-2pm, Cultural Center, Rm 306 (upstairs)
Then class will meet in the Cultural Center Conference Room on Wednesdays
(2nd class meeting 10/9)

First Assignment:


1. Imagine you are a free lance Muse, looking for work. In recent years you’ve had to supplement your life with various odd jobs—inspiring an ad executives, politicians, and grant writers. You’re tired and sad and want to work with a real poet. Write a job description in a free verse poem for the poet you want to hire.

2. Start reading around in Twentieth Century American Poetry’s final section, Contemporary Voices, pp. 896-1042. Select a poem you would like to present and discuss with the class.

Scriptwriting with Peter Carlos:
First class begins Saturday, October 5, 10am-2pm, Fine & Performing Arts Bldg, Rm 2280 (J. Scheidegger Building)
Then class will meet on Mondays, 6-10pm, Fine & Performing Arts Bldg, Room 2280
(2nd meeting 10/7)

First Assignment:

Write a two to three page paper on "The Three-Act Structure used in Modern Screenwriting"

Read the following short article on Plot and Theme:

Write a brief 100-200 word definition of each (about half-page on each).

ONLINE CLASSES--Start Date is Monday, October 7:  

*Do NOT log into Blackboard until Monday, October 7—and you MUST post on Blackboard on 10/7*

On Monday, October 7, log into Blackboard (see instructions below), click on your course name, and then click on the FIRST ASSIGNMENT menu tab at the left of the screen. You will click on the discussion board link and post a statement in the discussion indicating that you were able to log in to Blackboard successfully. This MUST be done on Monday, October 7. This is a university requirement.

Then you will click on the GETTING STARTED menu tab at the left of the screen and read the course content indicated (Class Requirements, etc.). Read and follow the guidelines for online etiquette, and remember to always be respectful in your online posts and discussions.

Then you will click on the WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS menu tab at the left of the screen, and then click on Week 1. There you will see all of your assignments for the first week of class and their due dates. Online students are required to post/participate on Blackboard three times per week.

Each week during the quarter, you will click on WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS and then on the appropriate week’s folder to view the assignments and due dates for the week.

If you have any questions or problems, you can contact the instructor (email Beth if you need your instructor's email address), or you can click on Help in Blackboard to contact the Lindenwood Online Support Center.

Instructions for Logging in to Blackboard for Online Classes:
• Go to
• Hover your mouse over Blackboard in the white bar at the top of the screen
• Click on Access Blackboard
• Log in with the same user ID and password you use for your Lionmail account (if you have not activated your Lionmail account, go to, hover over Email at the top of the screen, and click on Find Your Username; follow the instructions to get your user ID and password)
• Once you are logged in, click on your course name to enter the class site
• If you have any problems, click on Help at the top of the Log In page or contact your instructor

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