Course guide for FNDN 1800-3 Fall 2016
Port Campus Room P214
Instructor: Dr. Susie DeCoste
Welcome to Writing for the Arts! You will find everything you need to get here to get started. More details and links will be added as the course progresses. Links to the readings are located under the Readings tab and in the box to the right.
Week 1 "Short Creative Assignment" Homework details:
1. Write your own version of "The Day Lady Died" by Frank O'Hara. Type it and bring it to class.
2. Read Frank O'Hara's poem "Having a Coke with You" and find two or three references that you do not understand right away. Look them up. Does knowing more about these references help you to understand the poem better? Explain in your own words what you found and how it influenced your reading of the poem.
3. Find a blank book and start writing. Four hand-written pages are due this week.
4. Find the two required readings for this week under the "Readings" tab and read them. Bring them to class with you along with any notes. This week's readings: Selections from Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, and "Prologue: A Postcard from the 'Shore of Songs'" by Ian Mackay