Thursday, June 14, 2012
Gov. School for the Arts: Word War
Today I'm shopping for weird things I didn't know I needed: shorts, underwear, and a watch. Yeah...I don't get to have my phone out for three weeks. Fun and exciting.
As I reviewed the packets of information given to me by the GSA staff, a thought hit me: I have no idea what to expect. Pages and pages titled "What to Excpet" read, and I still don't have a clue. And that's okay, isn't it?
So what did I do? The only thing I know how to--pile up notebooks filled with writing, printed short stories and poems, and set them on the table. Just because they're fun to look at.
Here's a look at my schedule for the next three weeks:
8AM - 8:50AM Breakfast
9AM - 9:50AM Morning Presentation / Performance and Announcements
10AM - 12:55PM Discipline Specific Classes
1PM - 2PM Lunch
2PM - 6PM Discipline Specific and Interdisciplinary Classes
6PM - 7PM Dinner
7PM - 10PM Art Events and "Studio Time"
Now I know what you're thinking. Nathan, what do these words mean: performances, interdisiplinary classes, art events, studio time? My answer? I have no idea.
Interdiscipline: Will my writing be set to music? My stories illustrated? Will I be interpreting music into poetry? Images into story? Will I be writing plays for the drama students?
Who knows, and who cares. It's going to be a fun three weeks. And I'll be doing a lot of writing, which rocks.
And with that comes my challenge:
I, Nathan R. Petrie, do hearby challenge any and all writers from across all the world and all areas of life, to write, and write often, and to write as much as they possibly can.
And if any dare, attempt to match or pass my GSA writing wordcount, they will be mightily rewarded with...an emoticon and large, colored fonts.
Are there any brave enough?
I'll try to keep the interwebs updated. They may try and take my laptop ;)
Strength and Courage,