With the midterm portfolio, you should include a submission to week of class.
It will consist of 15-20 pages of texts that you feel are excited about.
As writers you should set a goal for yourself of writing for 30-60 minutes daily and producing one page of work per week you are ready to show off.
Therefore, the Mid-term portfolio will be a showcase of 7-10 pages of work in any genre that will be read and analyzed as drafts .
You should pay attention also to arrangement of the texts in order to make different stories, essays or poems “talk” to one another.
The portfolio should be accompanied by a cover letter 600-800 words in length describing the choices you made in writing and arranging the texts and other things you think I may want to know as a reader.
I will peruse the submission and mail it on your behalf.
MEETINGS You will meet with me twice during the semester because I feel that one-on-one meetings will provide specific and customized feedback related more closely to your work and interests as a writer.
It is also important to meet and talk about creative-writing-related topics outside the classroom space.
During one meeting, we will read closely a text or texts you wrote and discuss what they are doing and your motivations for writing them.