WRITERS IN ACTION A

HUS2WAA

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Writers in Action is embedded into festivals across the regional campus network.  Students engage with a single festival and have unique access to special events, authors and media personalities involved in the Festival, and learn about the industry and craft of writing, media promotion, public relations and business writing.  The focus is on experiential learning and includes the development of interview skills, blogging, social media and creating web content. There is potential for learning opportunities with the festivals' event management, marketing and programming teams.  Attendance at the festival is supported by lectures, seminars and online materials and activities. Writers in Action is available for all La Trobe students, not just those studying at regional campuses. The festival location may vary from instance to instance, so please 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 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
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)
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)

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
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. Ability to use library and online resources effectively in the service or a self-directed project

Activities:
Choose a writer featured at the festival and prepare an essay on an aspect of their work. Or, 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)
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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