30 October 2014

Writing poetry: A spring school at the University of Tasmania

Writing poetry:
Spring school at the University of Tasmania

12 November 2014 to 12 December 2014

Writing poetry (unit code HEN207) is HECS-free for alumni of the University of Tasmania (alumni can take up to two undergraduate units HECS-free annually). HECS fees are also waived for teachers at the state's Department of Education, and also for some at the state's Health department (for details contact the university, email: Arts.Faculty@utas.edu.au or phone 03 6226 7814).
About the unit: "Writing poetry" (HEN207) is an intermediate elective unit. It focuses on both the reading and critical analysis of poetry, as well as the writing of poetry. Students will learn how to write poetry while studying the craft of poetry, approaching poetry from the outside in as readers, and from the inside out as writers. By learning how to apply a close reading of a poem selected from a wide range of work, and how to critically reflect on their reading and develop their understanding of poetry through keeping a class journal, students will also learn how to apply their new learning by providing constructive criticism of peers’ work. Students will have the opportunity to create their own poetry, learn how to edit and revise their own work and participate in workshopping their own work during tutorials. Students apply this learning of the poet’s craft to their own portfolio of original poems.

WHEN: Wednesday and Friday mornings, 10 am - 11.50 a.m. from 12 November 2014 to 12 December 2014. Timetable:

Teaching staff: Anne Kellas
For full details see the university website,  http://courses.utas.edu.au/portal/page/portal/COURSE_UNIT/UTAS_UNIT_DETAIL?P_UNIT_CODE=HEN207&P_YEAR=2014&P_CONTEXT=NEW or
contact: Arts.Faculty@utas.edu.au or phone 03 6226 7814

1 comment:

Paige Turner said...

Dear Anne,
thanks for sending the link through - I've mentioned it in the upcoming column for Warp. It's fantastic to see poetry being offered at uni.

Is the system being gamed, and "Does Australia Need an ICAC for Poetry?"

Does Australia Need an ICAC for Poetry?  David Musgrave's article in Southerly is not new, but it's worth reading if you missed it....