Course Description

Give voice to your inner story teller. Examine various genres including fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry and drama through discussion, writing exercises and close reading of published work. Receive instructor and peer feedback consistent with your level of experience and comfort. The focus will be on generating ideas and learning the basics of the creative writing process.

Course Details

Broad Learning Outcome:

Upon successful completion of Creative Writing Explorations, you will be able to trust the importance of what you write on the page. This initial affirmation as a writer is critical to your learning the craft in any of its forms. You will be able to identify the conventions of genre and how to mould them for your creation.

Supporting Learning Outcome Statements

By completion of this course, successful student will be able to: 

  • Produce a personal portfolio of creative writing and other potential items for future work 
  • Apply knowledge and skills to write a good story, poem or personal essay 
  • Experiment and take risks with genre 
  • Participate in a supportive writing community 
  • Apply good self-editing practice and listening skills for changing and building your creative writing

Applies Towards the Following Program(s)

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Online Asynchronous
Sep 24, 2024 to Nov 18, 2024
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Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $639.00
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Reading List / Textbook

Nancy Pagh's Write Moves: A Creative Writing Guide & Anthology, published by Broadview (ISBN: 978-1-55481-226-4). 

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Students who are unfamiliar with online learning are recommended to take our free Digital Skills for Learning Online course.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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