Thursday, April 30, 2009

Coming to a Media-Center Near You!

Wulf-a-thon: '09

"This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
This is the way the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper."


Sorry, Thomas Stearns Elliot. Not only is it NOT how the world ends but it also won't be how National Poetry Month ends.


Great poetry must be heard. On Friday, May 1 2009, that's exactly what will take place in the media center. My AP Lit classes created Wulf-a-thon: a complete reading of Beowulf. Like any epic journey, it will be completed in shifts. Each student will read a portion of the poem from beginning to end.
Why attend?


If experiencing great literature, getting free Beowful bookmarks or buttons isn't enough to entice you, then I really can't answer that question.
Stop in North's Media Center at any time to enjoy Wulf-a-thon!

Psssst: word on Blogger Blvd. is that The Macomb Daily might cover the event. shhhhhhhhh

11 comments:

Julianne said...

Oh no. Say this isn't true...please. If I hear all about Beowulf from Jill I am going to cry....

Jordan said...

I wish I could attend to keep arguing my position on the selfish/unselfish debate. I still hold strongly to my beliefs, no matter what you had to say about it...

JBrandt said...

Ahhhhh, good times. Beowulf is the most selfish narcissist ever created in literature. In fact, he makes Iago look like Mr. Rogers. I'm sure A-flu will chime in....if he remembers his password.

Julianne said...

I won't lie, I may be attending this epic event and bringing other alumni along with me. While I may not have liked Beowulf in high school, I have a feeling my opinions about it may have changed since then. A reading of Beowulf sounds fabulous-is it open to former alumni?

Jordan said...

Those are harsh words...and I must disagree! I still think he's unselfish, but that's an argument for another day. And for the record, Iago is the most selfish narcissist ever created in literature.

JBrandt said...

Common sense would seem to indicate that debate is always good. I think there may be a couple of spots open for alumni.

Julianne said...

If I can find a bike I am hoping to catch the end of this epic event! Or if Jess brings the car home early.

JBrandt said...

Too late. We just finished the epic poem, Beowulf durning Wulf-a-thon 2009. I'm subbing for Mr. Hardy's computer class so I can add an update. The epic reading of the epic poem was a success. It is true, there were no snacks. It is true, promises were made that said there would be snacks. It was marketing. Thanks to the teachers who allowed their study hall classes and English classes and other non-content related classes to attend. Video and pics will be up on Monday.
This year it was Wulf-a-thon. Next year it's Beo-Bash!

Julianne said...

Hahaha. No snacks? Even after promises made?? How could you Mr. Brandt!?!? Aside from the snack debacle, it sounds like a true success! I look forward to hearing more about it on the blog!

If only I would have had an open mind from the start....I would have found transportation earlier! I suppose I could have walked but my vanity interfered. I don't like looking like a lost homeless girl roaming Romeo Plank.

Josh Evans said...

For the record, Iago is the best Shakespeare character ever. Then again, we mustn't forget Beatrice, but she's an entirely different kind of character.

And I think Fluegge must have forgotten that password after all. Maybe someone should remind him he can always click "forgot your password"...

Andrew Fluegge said...

fear not, i'm here, with one year of college under my belt. im going to post very soon. in fact, one of my summer goal's was dedicating more time to the blog.

oh, and selfless for sure!

post script, a comment requires a password. i'm just sayin'.