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Creative Non-Fiction Workshop - MECO6945

Year - 2020

This unit of study introduces students to the principles and practices of creative non-fiction, also known as literary journalism. This broad genre includes travel, memoir, biography, essays, true crime, historical, medical or investigative narratives. The unit provides a scholarly framework to creative nonfiction and the work of writers such as essayists and literary journalists. In addition to the content provided by the coordinators, and in-class writing exercises, three major contemporary nonfiction writers take participants through the process of composition of their recent works.

1x2hr seminar/week for 4 weeks, 1x3hr seminar/week for 9 weeks

1x2000wd Creative non-fiction story (50%), 1x1000wd Exegesis/critical reflection (30%), 3x500wd equivalent Practical online submission (20%)




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Media and Communications
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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