Writing Retreat

The tasks for this writing retreat were:  

write my lessons for Foundations; submit my evaluation of a student teacher; complete an interview for an anthology; refine one of my articles and send out again (I sent out one and sent another for feedback from my collaborator); send out Acentos Review acceptances and rejections; transcribe and analyze interviews (I realized this is too big of a project to take on this weekend if I intend to get anything else done); send out reading proposals for the upcoming book (FOUR SENT:  University Press, Marcus Books, Book Passage Mrs. Dalloways; Adobe Books); write a few poems for the new book (three first drafts); do my first review of the proofs for the book; get publicity materials together for that; do reading for the AWP presentations I’m planning; do the reading for the first week of Seminar; get my agendas done for the first week of class (Seminar and TL1); map out Moodle and Edmodo for those classes; work on survey for ARISE High School; ideally get a composite of my tenure case together with the intention of sending it to scholars for letters of support; NEA fellowship; read Leanne’s thesis; Read Coates’ book

Needless to say, I have a lot more reading to do while here, though I only have half the day.  

So here is the plan:  
  1. Do the Freud Reading
  2. Do the review of the book proofs all the way through
  3. Make a publicity plan for the upcoming book
  4. Read Leanne’s thesis and give feedback again
I think that is reasonable to emphasize the reading that fuels the writing.  

Tonight:  Review my student papers for Foundations and map out Edmodo and Moodle for my upcoming classes.  

This week:  
  1. Send out the Acentos Review acceptances and rejections of work
  2. Get two spaces on campus for the Critical [Community] Group conversations
  3. Read Between the world and me
Next week:  
  1. Read for AWP
  2. Make a composite of tenure case to send out to scholars
  3. Read for my Contemporary Poetry class
Week after

  1. Read for AWP
  2. Make a composite of tenure case to send out to scholars
  3. Read for my Contemporary Poetry class
  4. Read some Afro-futurist work as inspiration for the work I’m doing.

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