WRITERS IN ACTION : WRITING THE FESTIVAL

STC3WIA

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject studies professional and creative writers in action through engaging students as participants in a writers festival (initially the annual Bendigo Writers Festival). There will be three phases within this subject: the pre-event phase (12 hours over 3 days) - where the students are introduced to key concepts, topics and skills, and are supported in devising their project and planning to engage with the writers festival; the event (15 hours over 3 days) - providing students with an immersion experience where they attend the festival with a specific program of activities in mind in order to support their project; the post-event response (12 hours over 3 days) - where the student completes their project using the information and experience gained through the event. A selection of books by the festival's invited writers will be used as the example texts in the pre-event phase of the subject.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This subject is available for students enrolled in all campuses, however, the subject is only taught at the Bendigo campus and travelling to Bendigo campus is at the student's own cost.

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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 32
Fifteen 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 32 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31: Thursday (3 x 2 hour seminar), Week 31: Friday, Saturday & Sunday (9 x 2 hour seminar). Week 32: Monday (3 x 2 hour seminar). Week 29 to 30 (flexible): 6 hours online activities. This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20
Research essay (1,500 words)30
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)50

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 32
Fifteen 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 32 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31: Thursday (3 x 2 hour seminar), Week 31: Friday, Saturday & Sunday (9 x 2 hour seminar). Week 32: Monday (3 x 2 hour seminar). Week 29 to 30 (flexible): 6 hours online activities. This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20
Research essay (1,500 words)30
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)50

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 32
Fifteen 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 32 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31: Thursday (3 x 2 hour seminar), Week 31: Friday, Saturday & Sunday (9 x 2 hour seminar). Week 32: Monday (3 x 2 hour seminar). Week 29 to 30 (flexible): 6 hours online activities. This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20
Research essay (1,500 words)30
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)50

Mildura, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 32
Fifteen 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 32 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31: Thursday (3 x 2 hour seminar), Week 31: Friday, Saturday & Sunday (9 x 2 hour seminar). Week 32: Monday (3 x 2 hour seminar). Week 29 to 30 (flexible): 6 hours online activities. This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20
Research essay (1,500 words)30
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)50

Shepparton, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 32
Fifteen 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 32 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31: Thursday (3 x 2 hour seminar), Week 31: Friday, Saturday & Sunday (9 x 2 hour seminar). Week 32: Monday (3 x 2 hour seminar). Week 29 to 30 (flexible): 6 hours online activities. This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20
Research essay (1,500 words)30
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)50