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ENGL6122: Life Writing Workshop

Life Writing in all its autobiographical and biographical forms is central to current practices of creative and critical writing. In this mixed genre workshop, students will explore and experiment with life writing as writers and readers. The workshop will provide a supportive peer group context within which students can develop their creative and critical skills in relation to life writing.

Code ENGL6122
Academic unit English
Credit points 12

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. generate and develop original pieces of life writing towards a longer project
  • LO2. recognise and deploy advanced creative writing skills and techniques
  • LO3. respectfully and usefully critique their own and others’ writing, and reflect feedback to refine their creative work
  • LO4. contribute to a productive and engaged workshop environment as a form of teamwork
  • LO5. critically analyse and reflect on published life writing in relation to their own creative work
  • LO6. understand the principles of editing and re-drafting
  • LO7. engage in an ongoing writing practice, towards the production of a life writing portfolio.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.