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Entries in Columbia Center for the Arts (3)

Tuesday
Mar192013

Staged Reading: Cat On A Hot Tin Roof

Here's hoping the terrible beauty of Tennessee Williams' writing comes through. March 22 and 23 at 7:30pm.

CAST theater presents a stage reading directed by Richard Parker. This play combines the sultry heat of the Mississippi Delta with Tennessee Williams’ rich language. Add Maggie the Cat, and you’ve got an American classic, "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof."

Maggie (Desiree Amyx-Mackintosh) and Brick’s (Kevin Fann) marriage is on the rocks, and Brick is drinking as much as he can to quiet his thoughts and forget about his past. But Big Daddy’s inheritance is at stake, and his two sons and their wives fight to win their share. An explosive drama and Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

Monday
Mar042013

The Teaching Cycle


  1. Introduce "The Why": Why are we here in this class? Make eye contact. Learn and use names.
  2. Assess Students: Motivations may range from the purely intrinsic (to get better) to extrinsic (to get rewarded). Do the students' interests overlap with "the why"?
  3. Determine Goals: Then blend what the students want to do with what the class aims for them to do.
  4. Present Information: Show (visual), tell (auditory), and perform or model (kinsethetic)
  5. Guide Practice: Let the students work under some amount of supervision.
  6. Check Understanding: Does what their doing make sense to them? What have they learned? Get and give feedback.
  7. Summarize and Debrief: Were the goals and motivations met? Create an ending that gives closure to the class. Without proper closure, the work is forgotten, like a good movie with a bad ending.
Wednesday
Feb202013

Writing Workshop at Columbia Center for the Arts

I'm taking the writing workshop into the art museum. Should be fun!

Putting Art Into Words: 
A Community Writing Workshop with Kevin Fann 

March 2 & 3, 2013

About the Class

In this group writing workshop, we will use art in the Columbia Arts Gallery’s local artists' exhibit as our inspiration. Not only will we freewrite in class and talk about writing as a group, but we will also talk about art and compose an artistic essay over the two-day session.

We will have fun.
We will hope to learn.
And maybe, just maybe, we will find something beautiful in the process.