Creative writing is a discipline with many skills and potentials, but many people are struggling to find opportunities to develop them.
The creative writing students who study in the Creative Writing Institute (CWI) in Perth are part of the solution.
The institute is a four-year program at the University of Adelaide and is open to all students in Creative Writing.
It was founded by Creative Writing and the Perth School of the Arts (PSA) in 2009 and is run by Creative Learning and Creative Writing in association with the School of Visual Arts (SVA).
The first Creative Writing class was held on the first Thursday of every month.
The first Creative writing course was held in 2011 and it has now been taught over 40 times.
The programme aims to train creative writing professionals who are interested in becoming writers.
It has been called the ‘creative classroom’.
“The Creative Writing course is a great opportunity for students to get experience in writing and then learn from experienced teachers.
I think this is the best thing that has happened to Creative Writing at the university,” said Associate Professor Nicky Taylor, Associate Professor of Creative Writing, Perth.
The program is run entirely by students, with about 50 students in each of the three areas of study.
It offers two year-round opportunities, while a full-time graduate is a permanent part of a full scholarship scheme.
The students learn the craft of writing in one of the citys most creative environments, with a combination of lectures, interactive workshops, play sessions and studio sessions.
“The studio sessions are a great way to meet other students, to work on their writing and to build their skills,” said Assistant Professor Nicki Taylor.
“I think it is great for students, the studios are really interactive and a great place to work out your ideas and what you want to do next.”
The students are also supported by the Perm School of Design and Architecture.
The Creative Writers Institute is funded by the Arts Council of Australia and the Adelaide University Creative Writing Association.
More information about the Creative Writers is available on the institute’s website.