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EL30YC: WRITING POETRY: VOICE AND SKILLS (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

This Creative Writing course offers students the opportunity to develop their poetry writing skills and broader understanding of the craft in a supportive, constructive online learning environment. Teaching will be based around the workshop model and will consist of carefully targeted critical advice and guidance from the tutor alongside peer evaluation from online group members. Examples of writing by recognised authors and group members will be used to enhance students' awareness of the crucial role of developing a clear poetic voice, leading to practical application in their own creative work.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Online Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Wayne Price

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Distance Learning

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This Creative Writing course offers students the opportunity to develop their poetry writing skills and broader understanding of the craft in a supportive, constructive online environment. Teaching will be based around the workshop model and will consist of carefully targeted critical advice and guidance from the tutor alongside peer evaluation from online group members. Examples of writing by recognised authors and group members will be used to enhance students' awareness of the crucial role of developing a clear poetic voice, leading to practical application in their own creative work. The course will be delivered by an experienced poet and editor familiar with the contemporary UK poetry scene, with a view to encouraging students to develop a completed portfolio and organize their thinking towards eventual publication of a first pamphlet collection. The course will take place over 15 weeks, with interactive sessions of around an hour including online forum discussion of each week's writing focus and practical tasks. A premium will be set on individualized tutor feedback, in written or verbal form, via the VLE. Designed for students with some practical experience of writing poetry, successful completion of the course will help facilitate entry into the University's existing M.Litt in Creative Writing for those lacking an Honours degree in English or Creative Writing. Completion of a folio of sufficient quality will be accepted as the writing sample requirement, and as evidence of accomplishment in writing for applicants lacking a degree in a cognate subject but possessing relevant professional experience (for instance in Journalism or other forms of professional writing).


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: One essay of 500 words (10%), folio of creative work (80%) and workshop participation (10%)

Resit: Folio of original poetry (100%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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