Sunday, July 10, 2011
On Friday we went to downtown Savannah for an all-day writing marathon. My group wrote on River Street, in the lobby of the Hyatt, in Ellis Square, and in Market Square (where the local "poet laureate" recited his poems to us). Then we walked over to the Telfair Museum and shared some of our writing with the whole group.
Most of my reading has been related to the class: The 9 Rights of Every Writer by Vicki Spandel and What a Writer Needs by Ralph Fletcher, plus articles and books for my presentation (Using The Writer's Notebook as a Strategy for Developing Voice in Student Writers). I really didn't know how all-encompassing this Summer Institute would be.
When I'm done with the Institute I plan to plunge myself back into reading. Lined up now are a lovely stack of books for The Europa Challenge. Plus a few titles I picked up the other day (buy two, get the third free...). More about that tomorrow.