1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
Enrolment not permitted
ENGL2503 has been successfully completed
Topic description
This topic is designed around a series of two-hour workshops in which students will read and respond to their peers' creative writing. In the weekly workshops, students are expected to respond to other students' work both in writing and through discussion, making editorial suggestions. The emphasis in this topic is on writing and responding to draft creative writing and for thinking about the practice of creative writing as a craft.

There will also be opportunities for students to develop their editing and desktop publishing skills, and listen to published writers talking about the crafting of writing and about related matters to do with the publishing industry.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • allow students to produce creative writing and to have that writing edited and workshopped by their peers

  • develop students' skills as critical readers and editors by providing opportunities for students to discuss issues relevant to their own reading and writing in a collaborative atmosphere

  • develop students' ability to offer and receive considered and constructive feedback and to identify and incorporate diverse aspects of creative writing craft and technique in their writing
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will have:

  • the ability to produce a piece of creative writing and exposure to the process of writing through draft to completion

  • developed skills in reading and editing creative work, particularly in reading and editing work that is at draft stage

  • the ability to apply critical debates about writing to their own work and to think analytically and critically about their writing and about the discipline of creative writing