Method Writing: The “Sequel” Classes

Pres-requisite: you must have taken at least the first two regular classes.

There are five basic levels to Method Writing. During the break between regular classes, Jack teaches a series of classes that are open to anyone who has completed at least the first two levels. Sequel classes run for 5 weeks and deal with concepts not covered in the regular Method Writing Levels. There are 4 “Modules” and Module #3 has three possible “sequences,” while Module #4 has five possible “sequences.”

  • Module #1: BUILDING A CHARACTER
  • Module #2: WRITING IN 3rd PERSON POINT OF VIEW
  • Module #3: CREATING A STYLE: 3 DIFFERENT SEQUENCES
    You can choose whichever sequence you prefer where we study and write in the prose styles of:
    • Sequence #1: Hemingway, Faulkner, Proust, and Henry James
    • Sequence #2: Virginia Woolf, James Baldwin, Eudora Welty, and Samuel Beckett
    • Sequence #3: Carson McCullers, J.D. Salinger, Ford Maddox Ford, and Lawrence Durrell
  • Module #4: MAJOR POETS of 20th Century NOT WRITING IN ENGLISH:
    • Sequence #1 – 3 Contemporary African Poets: Sonuga, Solinka, Kgositsile, Umebinyuo
    • Sequence #2 – 3 Modern 20th Century French Poets: Rimbaud, Apollinaire, Supervielle, Reverdy
    • Sequence #3 – 3 Modern 20th Century Italian Poets: Pavese, Saba, Montale, Ungaratti
    • Sequence #4 – 3 Modern 20th Century Spanish Poets: Vallejo, Neruda, Paz, Machado
    • Sequence #5 – 3 Modern 20th Century Russian Poets: Akmatova, Mayakovsky, Tsvetayeva, Yveteshenko

This module will focus on the poet’s work, style, political outlook, and critical ideas that inform these poets’ work. You can take any of the modules in either the Monday class, which meets from 11am to 3pm, or the Wednesday class, which meets from 2pm to 6pm.

Take the class that fits your schedule best, they’re both the same.
Classes will be limited to 12 people in any 3-hour period.

Upcoming Schedule


Fall 2020*

*No class Labor day.

Winter 2020

Spring 2021

Summer 2021

Fall 2021