ALW223 - Creative Nonfiction: Inquiry, Integrity, Vulnerability


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

ALW101 and ALW102


This unit is only available to students enrolled in a Faculty of Arts and Education course or D311, D312, D313, D326, D330, D346, D347, D370, D385, D391

Incompatible with:

ALW323, ALW306

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 2-hours participation per week (approximate) in online discussion and workshop forums


This unit considers creative nonfiction, from lyric essay to personal journalism as modes of inquiry into contemporary events and experiences. Through reading and analysis, students develop an understanding of the genre and where it sits in the present media and publication landscape. In seminars, writing exercises and workshops focus on pertinent elements of craft such as persona, structure and research, and key concepts such as memory and ethics. Students will be encouraged to take risks and experiment as they represent the truth in imaginative and compelling ways.

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