|Parents and students composing poetry at the Creative Writing workshop|
In the second half of the workshop Prof. Javadizadeh instructed the audience in the art of poetry writing. He gave four rules to be followed for a poetry-writing exercise: 1) use five words from a list written on the whiteboard (see photo below); 2) use a familiar proverb, adage or saying but alter it slightly; 3) write a poem of ten lines; 4) write the poem in ten minutes. The audience vigorously undertook the exercise, and volunteers shared their poems with the whole group. The variations were witty and engaging!
|Prof. Alan Drew|
|Prof. Kamran Javadizadeh|
Prof. Shohet asked the audience to think about the book not just as an “object” but as a “technology” and to give play to what she characterized as an “extensive” notion of the book. We tend to use different technologies simultaneously, emphasized Prof. Shohet, and one form doesn’t typically replace another. The book “doesn’t vanish” and remains a stable enough technology that it is unlikely we will forget how to access it.
|Professors Jean Lutes and Lauren Shohet|