Portfolio of Genres 40%
Three summaries of three works of art. 250 words each.
Write a review of something that has been released or performed in the past week or two. 800 words.
Write a piece on a recent trend in your “beat” (i.e. novels about bad mothers; albums using ukuleles) 1000-1500 words.
Write a profile of an artist in your “beat.” 1500-2000 words.
Write an essay that could also be called arts writing. Examples would be an homage to a favorite artist, a think-piece about a current or past group of artists, etc. 1500-3000 words.
All five pieces are due by Spring Break. You may submit pieces to me earlier for feedback on a rolling deadline.* Please submit your portfolio in one container, be it a website or a hard copy folder, on the due date.
*I prefer that you post your drafts to this website, so your classmates can read them and provide feedback, but I will also accept emailed submissions. Please PASTE your draft into the body of an email and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the second module, you will publish a blog on one particular area of the arts. You will post three times per week until the end of the semester. 2 weekly posts should be between 300-800 words; one should be 800-1200 words. You will present your blog for in-class workshop.
I will grade the blog based on posts during second module.
READING & SPEAKING ASSIGNMENTS
Comments, Workshop Feedback
Participate regularly in all class sessions, including during workshops; respond frequently to classmate’s drafts and blog posts. Be responsible for leading the discussion of one of your classmate’s blog workshops. 20% (5% for discussion leading)