- I will continue to provide topics to choose from for the month
- Written stories can then be distributed to each member of the class by the due date for our class (for April this will be 13 April)
- Each member should schedule the time of our class as a time to read the stories
- After reading each contribution, each member will provide feedback for the author (the ideas sheet we used for workshopping stories can help this).
The distribution process may need some refinement. At the moment I see this as involving my sharing everyone’s email address with the full class (most of you have already agreed with this anyway). It also means a lot more emails heading around – you need to send your comments to everyone and everyone receives multiple emails. An alternative of course is that everything comes to me and I send it on to everyone (not my preferred approach but may mean less email traffic overall for everyone else).
The value I see in this approach is that we are all still encouraged to keep writing. We still receive feedback on what we have written. We still have contact with others in the worst case scenario that we are in a more regulated lockdown situation. And it means no-one misses a class! So please tell me what you think. If I don’t hear from you, I will assume that you agree with the suggestion and will proceed along these lines.
And as a reminder, the topics that we have for 13 April are:
- There was a secret meeting in the morning and she had to be there.
- For months I had been crying myself to sleep every night.
- It came in the mail
I hope to hear from you soon and will get back to you with a final decision and detailed process within a few days.
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