Homework

CW 303:
INTERMEDIATE FICTION WRITING
Cynthia Hand, Spring 2021
HOMEWORK SCHEDULE


WEEK 1:

Tuesday, 1-12:
Introduction, Get signed up for everything, Opening Exercises

Thursday, 1-14:
Read Sherwood Anderson’s “Brothers” in 100 Years book
AND/OR Read Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” pdf online
Write an at least one paragraph answer for your assigned 12 questions for Anderson’s story and post in the comments of the discussion


WEEK 2:

Tuesday, 1-19:

Read Zora Neale Hurston’s “The Gilded Six Bits” pdf in Google Doc

 

AND/OR Read William Faulkner’s “That Will Be Fine” in 100 Years book 

 

Write and post one paragraph answers 

Thursday, 1-21:

Read John Cheever’s “The Enormous Radio” in 100 Years book 

 

AND/OR Read Eudora Welty’s “The Whole World Knows” from 100 Years book


Write and post one paragraph answers 

          

WEEK 3:

Tuesday, 1-26:

Read Flannery O’ Connor’s “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” pdf in Google Docs

 

AND/OR Read James Baldwin’s “Sonny’s Blues” in 100 Years book 

 

 Write and post one paragraph answers 


Thursday, 1-28:

Read sample student stories (Located in Workshop Google Doc folder)

 

Read post on examples of stellar and less-than-stellar responses

 

Write responses for Sample Workshop and put in Workshop Google Doc Folder in appropriate subfolder



Week 4:

Tuesday, 2-2:           
Read stories and write responses for Workshop #1

Thursday, 2-4:

Read Joyce Carol Oates’ “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” pdf in Google Docs

 

AND/OR Read Leslie Marmon Silko’s “The Man To Send Rain Clouds” online here

 

Write and post one paragraph answers 



WEEK 5:

Tuesday, 2-9: 

Read stories and write responses for Workshop #2


Thursday, 2-11:

Read Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” pdf in Google Docs 

 

AND/OR Read Donald Barthelme’s “The School?” in 100 Years book

 

Write and post one paragraph answers 



WEEK 6:

Tuesday, 2-16:           
Read stories and write responses for Workshop #3

Thursday, 2-18:

Read Raymond Carver’s “What We Talk About When We Talk About Love?” pdf online

 

AND/OR Read Grace Paley’s “Friends” in the 100 Years book  

 

Write and post one paragraph answers 



WEEK 7:

Tuesday, 2-23:           


Read stories and write responses for Workshop #4


Thursday, 2-25:
Read Lorrie Moore’s “How To Be The Other Woman” pdf  online
AND/OR Read Amy Hempel’s “In The Cemetery Where Al Jolson Is Buried?” pdf online
Write and post one paragraph answers 


WEEK 8:

Tuesday, 3-2:           
Read stories and write responses for Workshop #5

Thursday, 3-4:
Read Tim O’ Brien’s “The Things They Carried” pdf online
AND/OR Read Denis Johnson’s “Emergency” pdf online
Write one paragraph answers 


WEEK 9:

Tuesday, 3-9: 
Read Sample Revisions: “The Sugar Shell” and "One Little Cigarette"

Thursday, 3-11:

Read Sandra Cisneros’ “Women Hollering Creek” pdf onlin


AND/OR Read Junot Diaz’s “Fiesta, 1980” from 100 Years book 


 Write one paragraph answers



WEEK 10:

Tuesday, 3-16:           
 Read Robert Owen Butler’s “Jealous Husband Returns In Form of Parrot” pdf in Google Docs
Write one paragraph answers
Work on revising your story

Thursday, 3-18:

Read Tobias Wolff’s “Bullet In The Brain” pdf online

 

Write one paragraph answers 


Work on revising your story



WEEK 11:

Tuesday, 3-23:           
Read stories and write responses for Workshop #6

Thursday, 3-25:      NO CLASS

Read Jhumpa Lahiri “The Third and Final Continent” from 100 Years boo

AND/OR Read ZZ Packer’s “Brownies” from 100 Years book 

 

Write one paragraph answers 


WEEK 12:

Tuesday, 3-30: 
Read stories and write responses for Workshop #7

Thursday, 4-1:
 Read Ben Percy’s “Refresh, Refresh” from 100 Years book   
Write one paragraph answers 


WEEK 13:


Tuesday, 4-6:

Read stories and write responses for Workshop #8


Thursday, 4-8:


Read Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah’s “Friday Black” pdf in Google docs

AND/OR Read George Saunder’s “Semplica-Girl Diaries” from 100 Years book

 

Write one paragraph answers 

NO CLASS on 4-13- or 4-15 for Spring Break


WEEK 14:

Tuesday, 4-20:
Read stories and write responses for Workshop #9

Thursday, 4-22:
Read Kristen Roupenian’s “Cat Person” pdf in Google Doc

Read about ensuing internet blow up about this story and write a 1 paragraph response

AND/OR read one of the unread stories from the 100 Years book and write a brief response.


WEEK 15:

Tuesday, 4-27:           
Read stories and write responses for Workshop #10

Thursday, 4-29: 
Complete the Final Analysis Letter


PORTOLIO:

 Due Thursday, May 6, 2021

12 p.m.

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