WRITERS IN ACTION : WRITING THE FESTIVAL

STC3WIA

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject studies professional and creative writers in action through engaging students as participants in a writers festival. There will be three phases within this subject: the pre-event phase (blended delivery, 12 hours ) - 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 (blended delivery, 12 hours) - 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. In 20015 students can undertake the subject in either the Winter Semester, attending the Mildura Writers Festival, or the second semester, attending the Bendigo Writers Festival. A selection of books by the festival's invited writers will be used as primary resources for the subject.

SchoolSchool 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 conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. )Ability to perform a public speaking role

Activities:
Prepare and conduct an interview with a guest writer, a sponsor, an organiser or other relevant festival affiliate. Or, host a panel at the festival.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)

02. )Ability to write in a range of styles and genres appropriate to different audiences and particular publications

Activities:
Produce a portfolio of writing relating to an aspect of the festival and suitable for online or print publication. This could include: a review article; press release; blog; column; author profile or piece of creative writing linked to the festival themes.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. )Ability to using library and online resources effectively in the service of a self-directed project

Activities:
Choose a writer featured at the festival and prepare an essay on an aspect of their work. Prepare a briefing paper for host of a panel, including background notes and suggested questions. Research an issue/topic that will feature in the program and write an essay that discusses the contribution of festival authors to that topic.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

Subject options

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Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 32 - 32
Three 5.0 hours field trip other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 32 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31 (2 hours x 6 sessions), Week 32 (5 hours per day x 3 days, total 15 hours at the writers' festival and Week 33 (2 hours x 6 sessions). This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Seminar Week: 31 - 31
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31 (2 hours x 6 sessions), Week 32 (5 hours per day x 3 days, total 15 hours at the writers' festival and Week 33 (2 hours x 6 sessions). This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Seminar Week: 33 - 33
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 33 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31 (2 hours x 6 sessions), Week 32 (5 hours per day x 3 days, total 15 hours at the writers' festival and Week 33 (2 hours x 6 sessions). This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)50 02

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Field Trip
Three 5.0 hours field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"This subject is taught out of Mildura campus at the Mildura Writers Festival"

Seminar
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"This subject is taught out of Mildura campus at the Mildura Writers Festival"

Seminar
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"This subject is taught out of Mildura campus at the Mildura Writers Festival"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)50 02

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 32 - 32
Three 5.0 hours field trip other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 32 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31 (2 hours x 6 sessions), Week 32 (5 hours per day x 3 days, total 15 hours at the writers' festival and Week 33 (2 hours x 6 sessions). This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Seminar Week: 31 - 31
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31 (2 hours x 6 sessions), Week 32 (5 hours per day x 3 days, total 15 hours at the writers' festival and Week 33 (2 hours x 6 sessions). This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Seminar Week: 33 - 33
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 33 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31 (2 hours x 6 sessions), Week 32 (5 hours per day x 3 days, total 15 hours at the writers' festival and Week 33 (2 hours x 6 sessions). This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)50 02

Bendigo, 2015, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Field Trip
Three 5.0 hours field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"This subject is taught out of Mildura campus at the Mildura Writers Festival"

Seminar
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"This subject is taught out of Mildura campus at the Mildura Writers Festival"

Seminar
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"This subject is taught out of Mildura campus at the Mildura Writers Festival"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)50 02

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 33 - 33
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 33 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31 (2 hours x 6 sessions), Week 32 (5 hours per day x 3 days, total 15 hours at the writers' festival and Week 33 (2 hours x 6 sessions). This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Seminar Week: 31 - 31
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31 (2 hours x 6 sessions), Week 32 (5 hours per day x 3 days, total 15 hours at the writers' festival and Week 33 (2 hours x 6 sessions). This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Field Trip Week: 32 - 32
Three 5.0 hours field trip other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 32 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31 (2 hours x 6 sessions), Week 32 (5 hours per day x 3 days, total 15 hours at the writers' festival and Week 33 (2 hours x 6 sessions). This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)50 02

Melbourne, 2015, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Field Trip
Three 5.0 hours field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"This subject is taught out of Mildura campus at the Mildura Writers Festival"

Seminar
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"This subject is taught out of Mildura campus at the Mildura Writers Festival"

Seminar
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"This subject is taught out of Mildura campus at the Mildura Writers Festival"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)50 02

Mildura, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 32 - 32
Three 5.0 hours field trip other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 32 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31 (2 hours x 6 sessions), Week 32 (5 hours per day x 3 days, total 15 hours at the writers' festival and Week 33 (2 hours x 6 sessions). This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Seminar Week: 31 - 31
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31 (2 hours x 6 sessions), Week 32 (5 hours per day x 3 days, total 15 hours at the writers' festival and Week 33 (2 hours x 6 sessions). This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Seminar Week: 33 - 33
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 33 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31 (2 hours x 6 sessions), Week 32 (5 hours per day x 3 days, total 15 hours at the writers' festival and Week 33 (2 hours x 6 sessions). This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)50 02

Mildura, 2015, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Field Trip
Three 5.0 hours field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"This subject is taught out of Mildura campus at the Mildura Writers Festival"

Seminar
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"This subject is taught out of Mildura campus at the Mildura Writers Festival"

Seminar
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"This subject is taught out of Mildura campus at the Mildura Writers Festival"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)50 02

Shepparton, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Field Trip Week: 32 - 32
Three 5.0 hours field trip other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 32 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31 (2 hours x 6 sessions), Week 32 (5 hours per day x 3 days, total 15 hours at the writers' festival and Week 33 (2 hours x 6 sessions). This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Seminar Week: 31 - 31
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31 (2 hours x 6 sessions), Week 32 (5 hours per day x 3 days, total 15 hours at the writers' festival and Week 33 (2 hours x 6 sessions). This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Seminar Week: 33 - 33
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 33 and delivered via blended.
"Week 31 (2 hours x 6 sessions), Week 32 (5 hours per day x 3 days, total 15 hours at the writers' festival and Week 33 (2 hours x 6 sessions). This subject is only taught out of the Bendigo campus."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)50 02

Shepparton, 2015, Winter semester, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Field Trip
Three 5.0 hours field trip other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"This subject is taught out of Mildura campus at the Mildura Writers Festival"

Seminar
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"This subject is taught out of Mildura campus at the Mildura Writers Festival"

Seminar
Six 2.0 hours seminar other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via blended.
"This subject is taught out of Mildura campus at the Mildura Writers Festival"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1,500 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2,500 words)50 02