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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Speed Workshops

   Here's a workshop idea I'm trying out this semester. It seems to be going well. I got the name from what's called speed dating. These on ten minute sessions on a student's poem. Each student gets a copy of the poem, the workshop presenter reads the poem, the other students write down comments, and then the workshop presenter asks five questions. Our comments always go beyond the questions. Students overall have responded favorably. They like the interaction (I make comments on poems, too), and they like the intensity.