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Spring 2019 Calendar

Date
Description
Assignment
Jan 22 Course introduction, requirements. The course portfolio and journal. Selections. First story due. S1
Jan 27 Concepts of story. https://lithub.com/11-very-short-stories-you-must-read-immediately/, http://www.conjunctions.com/print/article/lydia-davis-c24, http://www.unm.edu/~gmartin/535/Sticks.htm, https://tinhouse.com/the-huntress/
Jan 29 Story concepts continued. In-class exercise.
S2
Feb 3 Read Sunday in the Park and I See You Never. Treating Conflict.
Feb 5 Read Fondation Deportation at Breakfast. Description, Scene, and Conflict. S3
Feb 10 Dialogue and Conflict. Read Oates Where are You Going, Where have You Been
Feb 12 Conflict and Plot. Read Whalen The Visitation
Feb 17 Presidents’ Day Recess – COLLEGE CLOSED – NO CLASSES
Feb 19 Introduction to Workshop  S4
Feb 24 Workshop
Feb 26 Workshop  S5
March 2 Workshop
March 4 Workshop  S6
March 9 Workshop
March 11 Read Carver, Cathedral. This story can be found in most literature anthologies.  S7
March 16-22 Spring Break
March 23 Russel Edson, Dinner Time. Will Baker, Grace Period.
March 25 Workshop (We will begin to double up on stories at this point)  S8
March 30 Workshop
April 1 Workshop  S9
April 6 Read Alice Munro’s Walker Brothers Cowboy. This story is easily found in any fiction anthology also.
April 8 Read Chapters 1 and 2 of Lieske’s Wormworld.  S10
April 13 Workshop
April 15 Workshop  S11
April 20 Workshop
April 22 Elkin, A Poetics for Bullies  S12
April 27  Workshop
April 29  Workshop  S13
May 4  Workshop
May 6 Last day of class  S14
Finals Week