WRITERS IN ACTION B

HUS3WAB

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject studies professional and creative writers inaction through engaging students as participants in a regional writers festival. There are 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 completed their project using the information and experience grained through the event. This block mode subject, occurs over a 5 days in the region where the festival is being held. This location may vary from instance to instance, so students should consult with the subject co-ordinator follow this link to check the website for further details: http://www.latrobe.edu.au/humanities/study/accredited-subjects.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSue Gillett

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects STC3WIA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students will have to pay for their own travel and accommodation to Shepparton.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply and communicate a broad range of conceptual and discipline-specific knowledge relating to the form and content of a specific festival event.

Activities:
Prepare and conduct an interview with a guest writer, a sponsor, an organiser or other relevant festival affiliate. Host a panel session at the festival.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

02. Critically evaluate and apply 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 on 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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Critically research a relevant topic, using fieldwork, library and online resources effectively in the service of a self-directed project

Activities:
Choose writer featured at the festival and prepare an essay on an aspect of their work. Prepare a briefing paper for host 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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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