Intermediate Creative Writing 1
Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
This course equips students with the essentials of three genres: poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction. Through a close study of texts and weekly writing exercises, students will learn how a good poem works, understand the crafting of short narratives and appreciate the dextrous blending of fact and fiction in creative nonfiction works. They will apply the creative tools they discover through close readings in the shaping of their own work.
|Objectives||Upon successful completion of this course, students will have
1. furthered their understanding of art of creative reading - the ability to identify a good text and use it as a creative model;
2. furthered their ability to analyse literary texts in a coherent way;
3. acquired a deeper knowledge of the different genres, literary tradition and forms;
4. learned more about the mechanics of a good poem, a compelling narrative and creative nonfiction;
5. learned to apply some of the literary techniques to their own work.
|Content||This course provides literary training in three genres: poetry, narrative and creative nonfiction. Through a close reading of poems and the poetic beliefs of chosen poets, students will learn to appreciate the labour behind the well-made poem. They will understand the poetic choices in such things as diction and metre. In narrative, they will explore the strategies of short-story writers such as point of view, plot and characterization. They will see how these narrative strategies are also tangibly used in works of creative nonfiction. They will apply the critical terms they learn from analysing the poetry and prose texts in critiquing their own work and that of their fellow students.
At the same time, students acquire the critical tools necessary in assessing literary texts and their own creative work. Particular attention will be paid to
*poetic forms and devices;
*the form of the short story and narrative strategies;
*the major forms of creative nonfiction;
*the skills and techniques of major writers;
*discovering literary exemplars to inspire students.
|Transition||No transition arrangements are necessary.|
|Assumed Knowledge||20 units of ENGL or CMNS courses at 1000 level|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for ENGL2201|