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Short Form Writing - short story, novella, poetry cycle - CWPG822

This unit builds on the skills and knowledge developed in CWPG810 and CWPG811, with a focus on the short story in its evolving forms, including the long short story and novella, the short story sequence and cycle, and micro and 'short short' stories. In addition to the weekly writing workshops, we read works by Australian and international writers including Tim Winton, Alice Munro, Peter Goldsworthy, and Molly Ringwald; we investigate technique and craft, and consider the form's history and current scholarly debates, reader response theory, publishing trends, new medias and book futures. Students develop a critical awareness of the broader national and international contexts in which their writing is to take a place; devise a project of their own choice; and are encouraged toward publication.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Evening - Session 1, North Ryde, Evening

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus dates: None)

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Jane Messer

CWPG810 or CWPG811 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENGL718
Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

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