search blog tags...
2 Live Crew 6 basic emotions 60 Minutes Achilles Last Stand agile Ai Weiwei Amy Hempel tamp amygdala Anna Karenina Arrested Development art criticism Art Reviews Athena aum B Roll bachelors degrees Backstreet Cultural Museum bacon badass Baxter Black Beevis and Butthead with Billy Dee Williams Bette Midler in a Bathhouse big om Bill Bradley Bill Moyers Bits Body Worlds bomb Bonnie and Clyde Brigitte Bardot Buckingham Forever Stamp bullet proof business management Canada book caparisoned Carl Perkins Carta Marina Cash cash-holding companies Cat On A Hot Tin Roof cayenne characters charcoal drawing Charles Seife Chattanooga Choo Choo Chicago chicken Christina Hendricks Chuck Berry collaboration collard greens colorblindness Columbia Center for the Arts Columbia River Gorge Commodores compromise conservatism Cordobas cow punching Days of Heaven Dead defiance denim desert island songs Detroit's The New Dance Show dinosaurs DRTV Scripts duets Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Elizabeth Taylor Elko National Poetry Gathering emo music entrepreneurship erasers Facts of Life Feynman film sequences film structure Five Easy Pieces flowering time formline art found art Fox Games foxgloves Frances Langford gadfly gambling Game Theory gaslighting George Carlin goddamn Gonzalo Lebrija Good Will Hunting Granito granito de arena Green Porno Bees Growing Up Fast guanxi Guatemala hambone Hank Williams Happy Birthday (the original version) happy families Harrowdown Hill have a coke and a smile hawks & doves Head of Comity Henry Clay High John the Conquerer Hollywood storylines Hottub Time Machine Iceman Gervin ideas versus moments If I Only Had A Brain Independent Film Industrious Poison Snowmen insight and the analytic mind Intern Labor Jack Daniel No. 7 jambalaya Japanese Jascha Kaykas-Wolff Jaws Jed Jo Joseph Campbell Kenny Rogers knight Kraftwerk Led Zepplin lemon Life Is A Highway Louisiana salt domes love story ma cher amio Martin Luther King Jr Maths Matt Taibbi Me So Horny medicine show Memphis Michelangelo mind turf Mississippi mojo mom and dad are fighting again mould Mr. T Muddy Waters murderous drifter Music myth marketing narcissism NCAA Tourney Never Sorry New Orleans Nicaragua Nicholas Brothers Nina Simone No Rain Obama Biden image Ogilvy on Ogilvy oil refining Old Crow Otium Pass That Dutch PDX Window Project Philosophy of Scientific Law Picasso piquance pitching line poem Working For Wages Polish Movie Posters political conservatism as motivated social cognition Prayer Song Pre-Columbian prisoners dilemma punchbowl Radiohead Raphael reach for it reaching out and touching the glory recipe Red White & Blue Dildo Richard Ford ripe fruit Robert Redford Rocky training montage Roger Hagadone Rolling Stones Royal Road r-values Sandy Skoglund Scoville Screenplays Sean Healy Sean Martinez septic tank shaman short film Short Stories Six Easy Pieces Slueth Socrates Socratic method Soldier Mountain somatic Squaw Valley Community of Writers St. Vincent Starvation Wages statistics statues steadicam smoothie Stitches STOCK Act submission cover letter template subplots Sundance Tater Tot Tennessee Songs Tennessee Williams Terrence Malick Texas Two-Step The Brigade The Cambio Man The Economist The Five Stages of Grief The New Yorker Life Coach cartoon The Original Lady Buckjumpers The Parthenon The Pieta the sequence approach The Stooges Brass Band The Unofficial Guide to Submitting Short Prose The Usual Suspects Thin Red Line This American Life this could be the one Thom Yorke Thor: The Dark World Tibetan Book of the Dead Timpanogos tobies Tom Waits Tommy Joseph totem poles Trinity turd turkey basketball Videos vision Werner Herzog when I was a boy back in Tennessee where p is whiskey white dog Whitespace who lit this flame Wilco William Burroughs winner take all economy winning Words Write Around Portland Writerly Issues

Entries in Columbia Center for the Arts (3)


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.


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.

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.