LIT221 Creative Writing (8)


This subject aims to develop students' skills in imaginative writing by focussing on specific techniques and genres. It is organised into two modules: short fiction and poetry. The subject will consist of seminars and workshops on various aspects of writing - conceptual, developmental and practical. Tuition by visiting writers-in-residence will be a feature of this subject.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalAlbury-Wodonga Campus
InternalBathurst Campus
InternalPort Macquarie
InternalWagga Wagga Campus
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: LIT221
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- Be able to demonstrate an understanding of some of the formatting, drafting and architectural principles of writing
- Be able to analyse and assess fiction and poetry
- Be able to produce successfully completed work in the genres studied
- Be able to demonstrate and understanding of various editing skills
- Be able to relate their own writing to the current context of creative writing in Australia


The subject will cover the following topics:
MODULE 1 Short fiction with respect to: Structure Character Narrative Mood Metaphor Audience MODULE 2 Poetry with respect to: Shape Style Figurative language Performance/experimentation Performance


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.