November 2 Special Alert: No class today; assignments below

Hi Lyric Essayists,

I’m afraid I am too sick to come to school today. Please review the following instructions for next week, and email me if you have any questions:

• First drafts of your hermit-crab/received-forms essays are due next week IN CLASS. Bring 18 copies (one for each of your classmates; one for me). The order of workshops will be assigned next week in class.

• We will discuss the readings we would have discussed today (Boully, Monson and Alexie) next week. It is not inconceivable that an in-class critical writing assignment may occur. Prepare for all possibilities and be up to date with all readings.

If you are still looking for ideas for your appropriated forms essay, here are some of the other prospects we would have reviewed in today’s class for inspiration: false indexes, listicles, field guides and tombstones. Even if you have come up with an idea, please review these to add to your understanding of the form itself.

Thanks, and see you next week.