This is a practical workshop in creative writing for young readers. Some familiarity with the range of literary texts produced for children is desirable for students planning to enrol in it. Beginning with research into the current and predicted directions in publishing, workshop participants will write one critical paper on resources currently available for young readers in Australia. Research will include the impact of the digital environment on text types and the role of libraries. As writers they will be encouraged to experiment with genre and reading age, and will be given guidance in group work and as individuals on writing, editing and submitting a manuscript for children and teens. As a class, they will also publish their work on a unique blog and invite feedback from their future readers and customers.
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Familiarity with books for children and teens is desirable, but not a pre-requisite, and need not have been acquired through formal study. Experience in retailing, librarianship, journalism and reviewing, illustration and design, publicity and marketing aimed at children and teens, writing for adults, parenting, teaching or other forms of caring for children would be suitable preparation.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: January 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.