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ALW252 - Writing for Young People

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Paul Venzo





Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour Seminar per week for 11 weeks


This unit introduces students to the production of creative writing for young people. Students will engage with a variety of genres and narrative approaches, through the study of creative and critical texts relevant to child and young adult literature. Students undertaking this unit will learn to draft and pitch their work, identifying and applying key concepts around genre, audience and narration. This knowledge will be showcased in a final assessment: a substantial piece of creative writing for young people.


Pitch to Publishers, 1000 words, 25%

Reflective Journal, 1000 words, 25%

Creative Writing, 2000 words (or equivalent), 50%

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