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ENGL6986: Writing Workshop 2: Experiments in Form

In this mixed genre workshop unit students will explore developments in poetry and prose that focus on experiments in form, the relationship between structure, voice and content, and practical approaches to finding a form to best convey your creative intentions. Writing craft skills will be developed through exercises and workshopping in a supportive peer group as well as reading, analysis and critical reflection. Areas covered may include the contemporary lyric, hybrid forms, documentary and activist poetics, word and image, erasure and other forms of 'writing through', sound and performance, and processual writing.

Code ENGL6986
Academic unit
Credit points 12

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

  • LO1. generate and develop original pieces of creative writing
  • LO2. recognise and deploy creative writing skills and techniques
  • LO3. respectfully and usefully critique your own and others’ writing, and reflect feedback to refine your creative work
  • LO4. contribute to a productive and engaged workshop environment as a form of teamwork
  • LO5. critically analyse and reflect on published creative writing in relation to your own creative work
  • LO6. understand the principles of editing and re-drafting
  • LO7. engage in an ongoing writing practice, towards the production of a creative writing portfolio.
  • LO8. apply knowledge of literary forms to your writing practice

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.