Workshop Format with Prompt

January 19, 20201

Theme: Justice

  1. After reading the dictionary, or denotative, meaning of the word Justice, spend five minutes freewriting about the connotative meaning of justice.
  2. Write a list or a paragraph exploring types of Justice.
  3. Make another list of objects you associate with Justice.
  4. Then write a list of emotions that are associated with the idea of Justice.
  5. Read over your lists and freewrites selecting words and phrases to incorporate into a poem or story; compose your poem or story.

Sample Poems:

January 21, 2021

Theme: Justice

  1. Write for five minutes about a moment in your life that you did something you know was wrong.
  2. Write for another five minutes about a moment in your life that you did something that you know was the right thing to do even when others disagreed or you really didn’t want to do it.
  3. Write for five minute about a time when you or someone you know was wrongfully accused or punished for an act.
  4. Explore these freewrites and, after looking over the poems below, write a poem or a story about justice, injustice, confession, or some combination of those topics.