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Writing Young Adult (YA) Fiction - CWPG818

Taught by professional writers of young adult (YA) fiction, this unit focuses on the writing of fiction for young adult readers in the genres of novel and short story; and critical and analytical discussion and writing about the YA genre. It is suitable for students with some experience in narrative writing, who want to develop their knowledge and practice of YA fiction. Students devise their own writing projects and are encouraged to write across a range of YA genres that might include for instance, comedy, speculative fiction, or verse forms. Students read a range of international and Australian contemporary YA fiction, including work that experiments with the YA form, and which explore new developments in publishing such as e-books. Assessment is based on the student's creative work and reflection, and critical writing about the set texts.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

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

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Jane Messer

CWPG810 or CWPG811 Prerequisite Information



NCCW(s): ENGL716
Unit Designation(s):


Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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