Advanced Creative Writing Skills

Module code: EN2080

This module aims to combine an intensive creative writing workshop with practice in performing work, and advanced study of creative writing research methods, critical reflection, and writing literary reviews for publication. The different strands will feed into each other at all points through the semester.

You will continue to keep a writing journal - begun in the first semester - that will feed the assessed critical essay. The module will also involve lectures, workshops and autonomous small group work on developing personal performance techniques for your own work. Note that performance does not always involve dramatic expression, there are many writers who speak quietly, undemonstratively yet effectively. This module will help you find your own best way to express your work in performance.

Learning

  • 10 hours of lectures
  • 10 hours of seminars
  • 130 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Creative writing, 1,300 words or 5 pages of poetry or scripts (45%)
  • Oral presentation (10%)
  • Reflective commentary, 1,300 words (45%)