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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC2287 Creative Writing Workshop Two

20 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Sally Brown

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

Students will have an interest in developing their creative writing skills and techniques in the context of developing their own work, specifically within the forms of poetry or prose.

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

If you want to develop your approach to and understanding of creative writing, then Creative Writing Workshop Two sounds like the place for you.The workshop brings students together to encourage, challenge and develop their writing with the support and guidance of an experienced writer. The tutor will set writing exercises, lead workshop discussions of work-in-progress, and help you to develop your capacity to give, receive and act upon constructive feedback. Students will be encouraged to identify and work with the themes and forms that interest them. The module has a specific focus upon prose and poetry, though the scope for exploring these forms is vast; for example students may wish to develop spoken-word poetry, or a story for a digital platform. The module is assessed wholly by coursework and requires your active and regular participation in writing exercises and workshop discussions of your own and your fellow students' work-in-progress. For further information contact Sally Brown at


Students will explore and experiment with a variety of poetic and prose forms through practical writing, close reading activities, group discussion and lectures. These activities will prepare students to demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of, and make an informed choice from, the range of options available when constructing creative work. This will result in students originating, extending and completing ideas for pieces of creative writing. Taking part in revision exercises and peer feedback sessions will enable students to understand and effectively use the workshop method of developing work-in-progress to edit their own writing and give effective feedback on other students' writing.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
1. Develop their creative ideas within the parameters of a given form/style;
2. Explore, apply and manipulate 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;
5. Critically assess and comment upon the work of others, including that of published authors;
6. Produce clear, artistically coherent and technically accurate creative work;
7. Use language in an affective and intricate fashion.

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.


The syllabus will focus on areas such as:
- developing creative work, including approaches to rewriting and editing
- considering aims for creative work and evaluating its impact
- experimenting with a range of styles, forms and approaches
- structure, form and aesthetic effect in published literature and students' own work
- establishing peer feedback techniques

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

Online learning activity as suggested by the tutor for a minimum of one hour each week. This may include creative writing activities, peer feedback and annotation of set texts (11-hours)

Time for private study is expected to break down as follows:
Reading: 57 hours
Writing: 70 hours
Research: 40 hours

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Peer review sessions will allow multiple opportunities to receive in-depth peer feedback on your creative drafts and further develop your own critiquing skills. Verbal tutor feedback will be provided within sessions. You are also expected to submit half a draft of your creative piece and contextual commentary for written tutor feedback on the date specified in Minerva, approximately Week 6 or 7 of the semester. This feedback will assist you when revising both parts of your assignment. There will be an opportunity to discuss this with your tutor in Week 8 or 9.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PracticalExample of creative work developed from course work, e.g. either: prose: 3,000 words; or poetry: 60 lines; or other to be negotiated with the tutor; or an appropriate combination of two or more of these, plus 2000- word contextual commentary.100.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:10


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