Our campus offers numerous opportunities to explore and experience the writing life. As an incentive for you to get to one of the many events, lectures, workshops, readings, conversations, I offer you the following extra credit opportunity.
Attend an event that focuses in some way on writing: a Writing Center workshop or consultation; a Sophie Kerr lecture or reading at the Literary House, a Phi Beta Kappa lecture or departmental discussion elsewhere on campus that features a writer or scholar. Post to your blog a reflection (300-500 words) on the experience: what and where the event was; what you saw and heard from the writer or workshop; what you learned and might forward into or experiment with in your own writing; your evaluation of the experience. After posting to your blog, copy the url of that post into a comment on this page. At the end of the semester, I will read and award extra credit to your participation grade for each complete reflection (up to 2 separate events).