How the Online Class Works
One week prior to the start of the class, you will receive an invitation to join the Google Group for the class where all assignments, individual work and Mark’s weekly comments will be posted. Using Google Groups allows the class to read, comment and support each other’s work in a positive and nurturing environment.
Each Monday, for the duration of the class, a new lesson will be posted to the Google Group. Students post their work to the Group by the following Saturday evening. Assignments should be no more than 1,000 words.
On Sunday and Monday, Mark responds to your submission in writing. His comments are focused on insight, authenticity of voice, and emotional honesty not writing technique, prose style, or grammar. His responses offer additional prompts for deeper exploration of the subject. Students who wish not to share with the group can send their work privately to Mark.
Three live group Zoom Meetings will be held to provide an opportunity for students to ask questions and talk together about their work. The live Zoom Meetings will be held on:
Monday, October 4 @ 5 p.m. Eastern
Monday, October 25 @ 5 p.m. Eastern
Monday, November 15 @ 5 p.m. Eastern