ACHF Arts Access
Working with a mentor/editor who will critique my manuscript will further my artistic development as a writer. As a result of working with a mentor/editor, I will receive feedback which I will apply to prepare the manuscript for submissions to literary agents and publishers. 2: Through the public events I have planned, I will be engaging with my audience and sharing with them my insight about writing and revision. At my Saint Paul event, kids from under-served communities will engage with a writer and be exposed to the craft of writing. At my public reading, I will share work and engage with my primary audience.
The actual outcome achieved was professional editorial feedback, which resulted in Kristin revising the manuscript to publishable quality. The method Kristin used to evaluate project achievement was to see what type of revision was needed and to what extent the manuscript achieved clarity and emotional impact by obtaining a critique letter from the mentor. She then applied the critique suggestions to her manuscript. The manuscript was read again and evaluated for effectiveness of the revision, reducing the number of areas that need to be addressed in the next draft. The writing achieves the desired outcome of being ready to send the manuscript to an editor. 2: Poetry workshop included seven students, grades 1-8, worked with the artist on writing skills. Public reading included approximately fifty Minneapolis kids engaged with the work of the artist. The evaluation of the poetry workshop was that students were able to produce poetry using the rules of each form. As students were leaving, two asked when we could do this again. The outcome was achieved. Later, at the public reading, audience reaction was noted. The main emotion heard during the reading was audience gasps from a few kids when the prickly hairbrush and danger of being spanked with it was mentioned. Also, the fact that more than 50% of the hands were raised to ask questions showed the positive level of engagement with the artist.