Remaining conferences: Blankey, Maria.
T,F 3: David, Amy, Eric K, Andrew M., Kelsey, Sarah, George, Danielle, Violet, Hugo, Jewels, Erick C., Marissa, Diana, Alix, EJ, Lou, Rushabh, Ike,
F 4,5: Johnny Gentle, Captain, Sienna, Karolina (Lina), Blankey, Sury, Mom/Grace, Ozzy, Alyson, Hovey, Benny the B, Daniel, Yufan/Vampire, Max, Shannon, Aaron/Kevin, Mena, and Maria,
ABSENCES (x) & TARDIES (t):
TF 3: David (xxx), Amy (xxxx), Kelsey (x, tt), Sarah (tt, xxxx), Andrew M. (xxxxxxx), George (x), Danielle, Eric K (Tt, xx), Violet (x), Hugo (x), Jewels (x), Erick C (tt, xxxx), Diana (ttt, x), Alix (xx), Marissa (ex, ex, xx, t), EJ (exex, xxxxx, ttt), Rushabh (xxxx), Ike (tt, xxx), Lou the Impaler (xxxxx, t)
F 4,5: Johnny Gentle (x), Captain (T), Sienna (xxx, T), Karolina (Lina), Blankey (xxxx, T), Sury (ex, tt, xx), Mom/Grace (t), Ozzy, Maria (xx), Alyson (TTT, x), Elissa (x), Yufan/Vampire (x, t), Kirsten (t, xx), Benny the B (ttt), Max, Hovey, Aaron/Kevin (Ttt), Mena, Daniel
MARATHON READING (didn't read):
Sarah, Drew, Rushabh, Sienna, Blankey, Sury
**SUBMISSIONS: First submission due - Fri. Oct 27. Second submission due last day of class - Fri. Dec 8 (F 4,5), Tues. Dec 12 (T,F 3). The submission is to be a reasonably polished five page (double-spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point font, 1" margins) writing sample (that is, an excerpt from an MG or YA short story or novel).
**PUBLIC READING: Friday Dec. 8 @ RU B&N (11:30 AM, T,F3; 1:10 PM F4,5). Students are to prepare 5 minutes (3 pages) of work ostensibly geared toward the MG or YA demographic. Participation required. Open to family and friends.
MARATHON READING: Years before Pennywise, there was Stephen Gammelll's creepy cover clown for Alvin Schwartz's Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Remember those? The Red Spot, The Big Toe, Harold. Of course you do. Few reading experiences are as universal. Goosebumps? Bah. Schwartz's iconic collection was my gateway drug to horror fiction. The holy grail of scaring my middle school self sh*tless. We'll be reading all three books in the box set: Scary Stories, More Scary Stories, and Scary Stories 3. 11:30 - 4, Fri. Oct 20 @ 2nd Fl, RU B&N. Naturally, you are only required to attend during your regularly scheduled class period.
INSIDE THE WRITERS HOUSE: Candid Conversations with Acclaimed Authors. Sessions meet in the Plangere Culture Lab, Murray Hall 302, and occur at a variety of times. Click HERE for more info. Students must attend a minimum of THREE sessions (TWO sessions are included during your regular class period; that means you must seek out a third session convenient to your schedule). Additional attendance (beyond the three) will serve as extra credit.
X CREDIT: Again, any IWH session above the required three (two of which occur during your class period) counts as an extra credit. Bring friends to any of our public events and get extra credit (the more friends, the more credit). Attend an event beyond your class period (that is, come early or stay late) and get extra credit (the longer, the more credit).