Creative writing

Mediation on TTIP

1.Watch the first five minutes of this introduction of a TTIP Report on German television (WDR)

2. Explain in an email to your friend from Ireland …

a. what  the tone of the introduction is like.

b.which basic conflicts are shown concerning TTIP.

3. Together with your Irish friend, make your own TTIP video introduction for young people in Ireland.

 

Making Babies, a short story by Laurie Penny

 

The Road by Cormac McCarthy

Here are possible tasks and examples handed in by students. You can work with a partner.

1) Graphic Novel: Draw panels that transfer The Road into a graphic novel. Use Mc Carthy´s text as a caption for your panels. Some of the entries are shown here:

Two collages/drawings by Vivien, the man`s bride and the pale bride in his dream (section 25):

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Section 102 the father kills a man from the truck who tries to kill the boy, drawing by Bad Guy #3OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA:

Several sections combined to a drawing:   OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Section 141 a horde of marchers are passing by, drawing by Triple Chance and BadGuy#1:

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The bad guy from the truck (section 102),  a drawing from lilifee, it belongs to her comment from 7th February Man from the truck passage 102for chapter 6 Animals

2) Transfer one passage into a short film.

a. Write the script and a storyboard. Publish them in this blog.

b. Shoot the scenes (present them in class or online)

3) Transform a passage into a photo story

a. Take expressive photos- perhaps you want to enhance the effect with a computer.

b. Insert captions and speech bubbles and publish the photostory or the in this blog.

4) Analyse different apocalyptic scenarios, taken from literature, science or movies.

Give a short presentation by using powerpoint or a moviemaker. Link it to this blog.

5) Write additional/alternative scenes (dreams) for The Road.

e.g. the mother doesn´t committ suicide; They find something remarkakble: an old letter, old photographs… Publish th elink to the scenes here in the blog.

6) Biographical references: Analyse interwiews with the author Cormac McCarthy concerning The Road and other novels. Prepare a presentation about your anlysis. Here is one interview.

7) Write a poem or a song linked to The Road: It can be a real or metaphoric road.Record the recitation or performance of the song and publish the link in the blog.

Life on the road, condensed into a song: Last week we had the pleasure to listen to the song There´s nothing to thank for , posted by your classmates Rouven and Jonathan. Enjoy listening and use the comment function to insert the lyrics or other comments.

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One Response to Creative writing

  1. Zehlo 247 says:

    Hi estha,

    here are my lyrics. Sorry that my band couldn’t record this song. We had difficulties with the equipment. I will give you the song as soon as possible.

    good guys

    Strophe:
    We’re walking down the street
    to see the blue east coast
    carryin the fire in our hearts
    to save the lives to live our lives

    Refrain:
    But I thought you’re a good guy
    I thought that you’re a hero
    I love the way you talk
    I loved the way you live

    Strophe:
    I’m your teacher
    you’re my master
    you saved my life
    and give me always hope

    Bridge:
    Papa, papa, papa, papa
    daddy, daddy, daddy
    father, father
    Hero

    Refrain:
    But I thought you’re a good guy
    I thought that you’re a hero
    I love the way you talk
    I loved the way you live

    Strophe:
    Goody bye good guy
    you left the fire here
    thank you master
    you saved my life and soul

    Outro:
    We are the good guys
    we always will
    I keep the fire hero
    I’m the master
    and he’s my follower
    Thank you thank you

    Bridge:
    Papa, papa, papa, papa
    daddy, daddy, daddy
    father, father
    Hero

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