Thursday, March 24, 2016

In Class Brainstorming Exercise: Presentation topics. from Mike Lohre

Students, use the Comments section of this post to brainstorm two good topics for each of the genres, and then we will make our groups or select our authors to do individually.


Pick one author you know and one author you are not that familiar with in each category, for a total of six brainstorms in your final list.  Do some research to help yourself find out which ones are most interesting to you.  Then in the Comments section, list the six writers you would most be interested in doing for this assignment, in order of priority.  In other words, most desirable topic first, on down to number six, and in this list are two from each genre.


  1. Jeremiah's top picks (would rather work alone)

    Poetry preferred genre
    1 Emily Dickinson
    2 Robert Frost
    Poetry unknown - 3 Dorothy Parker
    3.5 any other poet on the list

    4 Ernest Hemingway
    5 Kate Chopin

    Creative non-fiction
    6 Hunter S. Thompson

  2. 1) Hunter S. Thomson
    2) E.E. Cummings
    3) James Wright
    4) Ray Bradbury
    5) John Krakhauer
    6) Flannery O'Conner

    I prefer non-fiction and I don't mind if I have a partner or work alone.

  3. fiction: 1.Flannery O Connor, 2. William Faulkner (prefer fiction)
    poetry: 1. Emily Dickenson, 2. Dorothy Parker (would prefer poetry over creative nonfiction)
    creative non-fiction: (I don't know either) 1. Annie Dillard, 2. David Foster

  4. 1. Sylvia Plath
    2. Dorothy Parker
    3. Ray Bradbury
    4. Flannery O' Connor
    5. David Foster Wallace
    6. Annie Dillard
    I prefer to work alone.

  5. No preference when it comes to partners or working solo. I would, however, like to work with fiction.

    Known - Ursula K. LeGuin
    Unknown - John Steinbeck

    Known - E.E. Cummings
    Unknown - James Wright

    Creative Non-Fiction:
    David Foster Wallace
    Hunter S. Thompson

  6. Morgan DeWitt's list (prefer to work alone):
    1.Walt Whitman
    2.Ernest Hemingway
    3. E.E. Cummings
    4. Annie Dillard
    5. Billy Collins
    6. Hunter S. Thompson

  7. Would work either alone or with a partner

    1. John Steinbeck
    2. William Faulkner

    Poetry: (preferred)
    3. E.E. Cummings
    4.Robert Frost
    5.Emily Dickenson

    Creative non-Fiction:
    6.David Foster Wallace

  8. For the fiction, my first choice would be William Faulkner and my second would be John Steinbeck. For Poetry, Emily Dickenson and Billy Collins. For creative non-fiction, John Krakhauer and David Foster Wallace. For this project, if at all possible, I would like to work alone and in fiction.


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