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BDBA 6485A - WRITER'S WORKSHOP

Type d'enseignement : Workshop

Semester : Autumn 2017-2018

Number of hours : 24

Language of tuition : English

Pre-requisite

Certainly a passion for writing and reading, but essentially a willingness to improve your own work and discover the work of others.

Course Description

There are three main objectives for this workshop, but first of all let me be clear in stating that creative writing is neither composition nor methodology, instead a safe environment where students will work through their own sense of purpose through writing by discovering their strengths and weaknesses in the hope that ideas will be sparked, confidence acquired and powers of observation, imagination and language will be expanded. Practice and observation are key, but also an in-depth look at the creative process through self/peer editing and analysis, as well as exposure to various forms of fiction and nonfiction. By being able to distinguish between simple and sophisticated writing, reading and conversation will be enhanced

Teachers

COVINGTON, Earlwyn (Enseignant indépendant)

Pedagogical format

3 hour course - Divided into one-hour sections (Course pack - Technical skills/Creative prompts - Practice/Review)

Course validation

3 KEY CRITERIA: PARTICIPATION - EXPLANATION - REACTION

Workload

Every week a text will be analysed from either peer contribution or course pack. Encourage the students to revise and offer a few instructive models while offering the occasional critical nudge. The only means of improvement is practice, practice, practice...

Required reading

COURSE PACK EXPLORING DIFFERENT FORMS OF FICTION AND NON-FICTION (Essay, Short Story, Novel, Interviews... ) This CP is to assist. The principal reading will come from the work of each contributing student

Additional required reading

The Greatest Books of All Time