WRITERS IN ACTION : WRITING THE FESTIVAL

STC3WIA

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject studies professional and creative writers in action through engaging students as participants in a regional writers festival. There will be three phases within this subject: the pre-event phase 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, 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, where the student completes their project using the information and experience gained through the event. This is a block mode subject, occurring over a 5 day block in the region where the festival is being held.

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 conditions Students from all campuses can enrol, but teaching occurs at the location of the specific festival. Festivals are indicated by week-blocks.

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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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Week 31-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 31 - 34
Five 5.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 34 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Bendigo Writers Festival in a 5 day block."

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, 2016, Week 26-30, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 26 - 30
Five 5.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Mildura Writers Festival in a 5 day block."

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, 2016, Week 36-40, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 36 - 40
Five 5.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Albury writers festival ('Write Around the Murray') in a 5 day block."

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, 2016, Week 31-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 31 - 34
Five 5.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 34 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Bendigo Writers Festival in a 5 day block."

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, 2016, Week 26-30, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 26 - 30
Five 5.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Mildura Writers Festival in a 5 day block."

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, 2016, Week 36-40, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 36 - 40
Five 5.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Albury writers festival ('Write Around the Murray') in a 5 day block."

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, 2016, Week 26-30, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 26 - 30
Five 5.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Mildura Writers Festival in a 5 day block."

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, 2016, Week 31-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 31 - 34
Five 5.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 34 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Bendigo Writers Festival in a 5 day block."

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, 2016, Week 36-40, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 36 - 40
Five 5.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Albury writers festival ('Write Around the Murray') in a 5 day block."

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, 2016, Week 31-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 31 - 34
Five 5.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 34 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Bendigo Writers Festival in a 5 day block."

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, 2016, Week 26-30, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 26 - 30
Five 5.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Mildura Writers Festival in a 5 day block."

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, 2016, Week 36-40, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 36 - 40
Five 5.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Albury writers festival ('Write Around the Murray') in a 5 day block."

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, 2016, Week 31-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 31 - 34
Five 5.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 34 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Bendigo Writers Festival in a 5 day block."

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, 2016, Week 26-30, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 26 - 30
Five 5.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 26 to week 30 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Mildura Writers Festival in a 5 day block."

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, 2016, Week 36-40, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSusan Gillett

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 36 - 40
Five 5.0 days block mode other recurrence on any day including weekend during the day from week 36 to week 40 and delivered via blended.
"Taught at the Albury writers festival ('Write Around the Murray') in a 5 day block."

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