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This session is all about opening students’ eyes to the techniques writers use when creating fiction, and how real life experiences can be incorporated into a fictional piece of work.
What is meant by fiction, and what are some of the ways in which writers draw from personal experience and observation – the ordering of ‘facts’, and giving meaning to experience. The differences and similarities between various genres such as fiction and creative non-fiction, including examples drawn from my own work to highlight this process. Ways in which students can incorporate their experiences into their writing but avoid the dangers inherent in the writing of autobiographical fiction.
Even when we love poetry ourselves, teaching it as a literary genre or inspiring our students to write it can be a daunting prospect. Poet Lia Hills has honed a professional development session to help with this. The sessions will allow staff to become confident instructors of all facets of poetry. This session would be […]
This session is all about opening students’ eyes to what is possible when writing poetry – its different forms and incarnations –and how to be better writers, and readers, of poetry. (This can be delivered as a workshop or a lecture) Topics: What is a poem? Different poetic forms and techniques, including the works of […]