Last week in Creative Writing, we worked with songs. For three days, we wrote silently based on songs my students suggested as prompts. On Thursday, we workshopped as a class. I went first, with a short story based on “People Say” by Portugal. The Man. My students gave me wonderful feedback (as always), so I took a photo of their discussion notes before erasing the board for the next brave soul to be workshopped.

If you want to play along, the songs we used were:

Evil Friends - Portugal. The Man

People Say - Portugal. The Man

The Bitter End - Blind Pilot

Safe in the Dark - Ludo

Settle Down - Kimbra

Land of Hopes and Dreams - Bruce Springsteen