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LLLC1040 Creative Writing Workshop

20 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Brian Lavery

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan), Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students will have an interest in developing a variety of creative writing skills and techniques in the context of developing their own work.

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

If you want to use your imagination and creativity then Creative Writing Workshop may be for you. The workshop brings writers together to develop their writing with the support and guidance of an experienced writer. The tutor will set reading and writing exercises that focus on different craft techniques each week, to enable you to develop your writing skills. We will focus upon scriptwriting, poetry and short story/ prose but you will be free to choose your favourite form for your final assignment. The tutor will lead workshop discussions and develop your capacity to give, receive and act upon constructive feedback. The module is assessed wholly by creative coursework and critical commentary (a short essay highlighting what you have learnt across the module). The module requires your regular participation in individual writing exercises and small group discussions of your own and your fellow students' work-in-progress. For further information contact Becky Cherriman


On completion of the module, students will be equipped to originate, extend and complete ideas for free-standing pieces of creative writing. They will be able to demonstrate an understanding of and make an informed choice from the range of options available to writers when constructing creative work. They will understand apply the workshop method of developing work-in-progress to their own and group members' writing.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Identify and write within the parameters of a given form/style
2. Creatively explore and apply the parameters of this form to achieve specific creative goals
3. Identify their own emerging style and preferences in writing
4.Critically engage with the historical development and current practice within a variety of writing styles and forms

Skills outcomes
The ability to think and write critically and creatively.

As part of this module, students will develop a range of digital literacy skills. Further details are provided in the module handbook.


Student-produced writing is at the core of this module. The tutor will introduce activities designed to catalyse students as creative writers. You will have the opportunity to explore your motives for writing and to experiment with a range of styles, forms and approaches. The course also requires you to take responsibility for your learning by engaging in flipped classroom activities each week. This will enable you to generate a wide range of original writing, leading you to develop your voice as writers. The course will explore aspects of structure, form and aesthetic effect. You will be introduced to and supported in workshop methods, whereby individual work is circulated for group comment and criticism.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours11.00
Private study hours167.00
Total Contact hours22.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Independent online learning
A minimum of one-hour engaged online learning activity each week (11-hours)
Private Study Hours
Reading: 57
Writing: 70 hours
Research: 40

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Throughout the module, there will be at least three opportunities for in-depth peer feedback on your creative writing. You are also expected to submit half a draft of your creative work and contextual commentary for written feedback from your tutor on the date specified in the module handbook, approximately Week 6 or 7 of the semester. This feedback will assist you when producing both parts of your assignment. There will be an opportunity to discuss this with your tutor in Week 8 or 9. Verbal feedback will be provided within sessions.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Written WorkCreative work and 1,000 contextual commentary100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Example of creative work developed from coursework, e.g. either prose: 3000 words; or poetry: 60 lines; or script: 20-minutes; or other to be negotiated with the tutor; or an appropriate combination of two or more of these, plus 1000- word contextual commentary

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 18/10/2022


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