1 x 2-hour workshop weekly
1 ENGL2145 - Creative Writing Workshop
2 CREA3101 - Prose Fiction Writing
Must Satisfy: ((1) or (2))
Topic description
Exploring Genres in Creative Writing provides students in the Creative Writing major to complete their major with the opportunity to consolidate, apply, and further develop previously attained skills and critical approaches to creative writing across a number of genre forms.

The intention is to advance students' understanding of forms of writing that both inhabit and challenge genre boundaries and to write in cross-genre formulations.

Students will read in a range of genre styles which may include fiction, the lyric essay, fictional autobiography, the manifesto, creative non-fiction, the prose poem, psychogeography, nature writing, and science writing. Students will have the opportunity to reflect critically and creatively on the stylistic and generic aspects of these readings.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • extend students' proficiency in the use of techniques of writing in a variety of genres

  • provide a critical framework for students to locate their work in a generic context

  • provide a workshop environment within which students are able to develop critiquing skills and reflect on the critiques provided by their peers
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • recognise how writing is located in their own and others' work in a generic context

  • explore creative strategies for writing across generic forms

  • assess the quality of their own and others' writing through the critical skills developed in the workshop environment