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The Writer’s Voice: Influence & Innovation

30 Credits

This course is taken in second year, after the student has studied the first three core genres of Creative Writing (poetry, prose fiction, script writing) in the first year course (NCH422) or equivalent.

It cultivates sophisticated creative writing skills and understanding of the creative writing process in two ways:
A) by exploring the fourth core genre, creative nonfiction, an umbrella term that covers nonfiction of many kinds (e.g. personal essay, memoir, writing of place); and
B) by exploring relationships and interactions between the four core genres of writing studied so far, and the cross-fertilisation such relationships encourage.

Students are required to participate in Writing Workshops, which involve both the provision and receipt of peer scrutiny and feedback on draft work.