This creative writing assignment is best used as a review after studying various authors from the Transcendentalism and Realism time periods. In groups, students choose six authors that will live in a house. The setting (influenced by Thoreau) must be a Utopian community. Students will write a pitch to sell to producers using the authors or the content of the authors' stories. Students can then present their pitches to the class, and the class can choose a winner. Honors classes may want to act out their scenes instead of just reading them aloud.