helps me celebrate my 20th year teaching in UCLA Extension Writers' Program
My 10-week Beginning Picture Book class begins Wednesday, 9/30/20 to 12/9/20 from 3-6pm PST. I'd love to see you in one of those friendly squares. If you're interested, sign up SOON, enrollment's limited. More info at the very bottom of this post.
Welcome to another...
I've been feeling breathless about teaching virtually (see Margaret's wonderful One Word poem on this topic) and yesterday my generous UCLA Extension Writers' Program colleague, Adam McOmber, who also teaches in the Vermont College of Fine Arts, administered virtual oxygen to me. As so many of you know, the amount of stuff to learn can be freaking overwhelming. But with Adam's help (and the help of my wonderful Program Rep, Ashley Griggs) I'm finally getting it.Deep breath.
He gives each student one chapter of a book. After they've read it, he asks: what are three inspirations you got from this book?
1) Read a picture book.
2) Write down three things in this book that might inspire a new picture book or inspire you to rewrite an existing manuscript in a completely different way.
1) Read a poem.
2) Write down three things the poet does that might inspire a new poem or inspire you to rewrite an existing poem.
Try this! And please let me know how it goes. I really want to know.
posted by April Halprin Wayland, with the help of Eli and Monkey ~