WRITERS IN ACTION B

HUS3WAB

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline


in this subject you study professional and creative writers in action. You participate 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. You are supported in devising your project and  preparing to engage with the writers festival and guest writers. you will have an immersion experience where you attend the festival with a specific program of activities in mind to support your project. Post-event you complete your project using the information and experience gained through the event. This block mode subject occurs over 5 days, including attendance at a writers festival (including weekend). Festival dates and sites change from year to year, 

so students should consult with the subject coordinator and check the Handbook for further updates.

https://www.latrobe.edu.au/short-courses/place-based-subjec ts/writers-in-action



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SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

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 This subject is available for students enrolled in all campuses, however, in 2018 the subject is taught in relation to Mildura (5 day block in weeks 26-30) and Bendigo Writers Festival (5 day block in weeks 31-34). Students' travel to/from and accommodation in Mildura or Bendigo is at the student's own cost.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsStudents will read works by the writers involved in the festivalPrescribedDependent on festival programmingVarious

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. Edit and produce the interview.
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 or print publication. These could include: review articles; press releases; blog posts; columns; author profile; or fiction or creative nonfiction 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 a writer featured at the festival and prepare an essay on an aspect of their work. 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)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2019, Week 26-30, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size1

Enrolment information limited places available at the Mildura Festival First to enrol with the option of the coordinator overriding max. no. number of each instance as there are 20 places in total for the Mildura festival.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 26 - 30
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site 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 5 day block. The Mildura Writers Festival subject has limited places, so students need permission from the subject coordinator to enrol for that Festival."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1200 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2000 words)50 02

Albury-Wodonga, 2019, Week 31-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 31 - 34
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site 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 5 day block."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1200 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2000 words)50 02

Bendigo, 2019, Week 26-30, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size1

Enrolment information limited places available at the Mildura Festival First to enrol with the option of the coordinator overriding max. no. number of each instance as there are 20 places in total for the Mildura festival.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 26 - 30
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site 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 5 day block. The Mildura Writers Festival subject has limited places, so students need permission from the subject coordinator to enrol for that Festival."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1200 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2000 words)50 02

Bendigo, 2019, Week 31-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 31 - 34
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site 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 5 day block."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1200 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2000 words)50 02

Melbourne, 2019, Week 26-30, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size5

Enrolment information limited places available at the Mildura Festival First to enrol with the option of the coordinator overriding max. no. number of each instance as there are 20 places in total for the Mildura festival.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 26 - 30
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site 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 5 day block. The Mildura Writers Festival subject has limited places, so students need permission from the subject coordinator to enrol for that Festival."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1200 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2000 words)50 02

Melbourne, 2019, Week 31-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 31 - 34
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site 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 5 day block."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1200 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2000 words)50 02

Mildura, 2019, Week 26-30, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size12

Enrolment information limited places available at the Mildura Festival First to enrol with the option of the coordinator overriding max. no. number of each instance as there are 20 places in total for the Mildura festival.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 26 - 30
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site 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 5 day block. The Mildura Writers Festival subject has limited places, so students need permission from the subject coordinator to enrol for that Festival."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1200 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2000 words)50 02

Mildura, 2019, Week 31-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 31 - 34
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site 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 5 day block."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1200 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2000 words)50 02

Shepparton, 2019, Week 26-30, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size1

Enrolment information limited places available at the Mildura Festival First to enrol with the option of the coordinator overriding max. no. number of each instance as there are 20 places in total for the Mildura festival.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 26 - 30
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site 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 5 day block. The Mildura Writers Festival subject has limited places, so students need permission from the subject coordinator to enrol for that Festival."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1200 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2000 words)50 02

Shepparton, 2019, Week 31-34, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKelly Gardiner

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 31 - 34
Five 1.0 days industry based learning-off site 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 5 day block."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Oral presentation (equivalent to 800 words)20 01
Research essay (1200 words)30 03
Writing folio (total of 2000 words)50 02