Creative Writing

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20-21 CW2010: Playwriting

CW2010 is a course option available to all second year Creative Writing students. It aims to develop your familiarity with the variety of creative techniques available to the contemporary playwright. You will write individually and collaboratively and in doing so learn about the various dramaturgical and creative stages required to work on a play. The course will involve practical exercises, reading and discussion of plays and ideas, aimed to further enhance your creative abilities within this particular form and also your ability to critique your own and others’ work sensitively and productively. 

20-21 CW3103: Creative Writing Special Focus

This course is designed to introduce students to the different theoretical and contextual practices which might have particular relevance to their own practice as writers. It will encourage them to contextualise their own practice as writers in relation to writing in an expanded field, and to widen their stylistic range from the three forms that they have studied in the course of the degree, fiction, poetry and drama. Added to these forms will be a focus on various types of creative non-fiction, including memoir and different forms of essay writing. An option in screenwriting will also be offered as a new creative form. This course will involve some historical material, cultural and theoretical debate and place emphasis on the development of the student’s own writing practice with reference to contexts relevant to the contemporary writer. This will make an important connection between the creative ambitions of the course and the contextual practices in writing beyond the University.