FINNEGAN FLAWNT, a [personal] case study

At the end of 2008 I listened to Derek Walcott, the poet, on BBC World Service talk about writing. It awoke my own lifelong desire to write fiction and from 2009 began to compose and publish short stories. For 18 months, I published under a pseudonym, Finnegan Flawnt. I had chosen this name partly because of my reverie for The Irish writers Joyce and Beckett, but also because of the slightly hidden meaning of the last name: ‘to flaunt’ means to display oneself ostentatiously to provoke admiration. Perhaps there were also other linguistic shades: the fear of failure, because ‘flawed’ and ‘flawnt’ seem so near to my German ear. But I didn’t only write and sign as Finnegan Flawnt, I also actively built his personality… Read More …

Student role-play in Second Life®

we made our first attempt at in-world role playing in yesterday’s meeting. After a short warm-up with a guided imagery exercise designed to get the students in touch with possible “stories” that had happened to them during their internship, we needed, and fortunately found, one volunteer who was willing to share a brief experience with us that had stirred him up and that he was still concerned about. Read More …

Educamp 2010 Hamburg

Das Educamp ist, wie vielfach beschrieben, schwer zu beschreiben. Ich hoffe, es bleibt so erfrischend – und wenn nicht, dann machen wir eben eine andere Dose auf. Read More …