Wednesday, March 24

Today is Wednesday of WEEK 9 of the class. If you have not turned in your Week 8 Storybook assignment yet, you may still do that for partial credit. Wednesday morning, until noon, is the grace period if you forgot to do any of the assignments that were due on Tuesday.

Storybook Stack. There are still quite a few Storybook assignments in the stack and I am making my way through them in the order that they were turned in. If you turned something in before 8PM on Sunday, you should have comments back from me already. If you turned something in later on Sunday or on Monday or Tuesday, it is probably still in the stack. If you want to check and make sure your assignment is in the stack, you can see the contents of the stack here.

Fall 2010 enrollment. (repeat announcement) I know that many of you are graduating this spring (congratulations!), but for those of you who will be in school next year, I wanted to give you a chance to reserve a place in one of these online classes for Fall, if you are interested. The online courses all fill up very fast, but if you let me know TODAY, Wednesday, that you would like to take one of these classes in the Fall, I will reserve a space for you. You can get more information about each of the three classes at, which links to the websites for each class.

This Week: Sherman Alexie at OU! Thanks to the folks at World Literature Today, the fabulous Native American writer Sherman Alexie is in Norman this week. There is a whole series of events connected with his visit to campus, starting tomorrow, including a Native American Film Festival on Thursday from 1:30-5:00PM. You can see a complete schedule of events here at the World Literature Today website: Sherman Alexie Schedule.

March 24: Lawrence Ferlinghetti. Today marks the birthday in the year 1919 of the American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who is probably most famous as the founder of the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. You can read more about him in this Wikipedia article. The City Lights Bookstore was a regular place of pilgrimage for me back in the 1980s and 1990s and it is still going strong... as is Mr. Ferlingetti, who turns 91 years old this year. Happy birthday, Lawrence Ferlinghetti!