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 Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Albury-Wodonga Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Wagga 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

Grading System



One session


School 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


This 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


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.