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.


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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of LIT221 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Prose fiction (short story)
Blog assignment

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.