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Write after Reading (EAS1042)

30 credits

Excellent writers need to be excellent readers. This module introduces you to a diverse selection of some of most dynamic poetry and prose writers working today; interrogates, through reading and discussion, what these writers are doing and how they are doing it; and gives you the chance to put some of these craft skills into practice in your own writing.

Through a series of weekly short online lectures and workshop groups, you will develop your own creative writing through an active engagement with reading. By the end of the module you will have a strong sense of the contemporary literary scene, and key literary craft strategies and techniques in prose and poetry, and you will be able to apply these strategies and techniques to your own creative writing, giving your work new strength and relevance.

The module is compulsory for those of you taking the combined-honours English and Creative Writing degree programme.