Monday, January 11, 2010

Semester #2, Day #1

I taught my first class of the spring semester today. So far, so good.

I also have a grand total of 28 books on my coffee table which I had to purchase for my grad classes: 13 for poetry workshop, 3 for nonfiction workshop, and 12 for African American poetry. I have a LOT of reading and writing in my future!

I also have a very late schedule this semester. Both of my workshops run from 6:30-9:30pm, one on Tuesday, one of Thursday. My seminar runs from 12:20-3:20 on Wednesdays, and I'm teaching from 3:35-4:25 MWF. We're continuing our Writer in the Community group from fall, and that will be meeting from 11:00am-noon on Wednesdays, but that is the only thing on my schedule that falls before noon. I am pretty good at being a night owl, but it is going to be an interesting adjustment.

I have no idea what I'm getting into the with NF workshop, or the lit seminar, but I'm looking forward to figuring that out.


Marita Siddal said...

I have a similar number of "to-read's" for the semester. 10 assigned by my faculty adviser, nearly half a dozen recommended to me by my workshop professors during residency, and a half dozen more suggestions from a certain law student acquaintance whose last few ideas proved to be *highly* inspiring. Not to mention the books I received for Christmas . . .

I've also no idea what to expect during my first semester studying fiction.

While I don't have a schedule upheaval like yours, I am *moving* next month!

Good luck to us both, eh? ;)

Emily said...

Thanks, Marita, and good luck with your move! I seem to remember you saying you wanted to move, so this sounds like a good thing, but I know it is always an "upheaval" as you put it, so I wish you luck.

evelyn.n.alfred said...

Did you manage to get through all those books?