Event Details

Friday, 07 July 2017
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
UQ Location:
Forgan Smith Building (St Lucia)
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Event Contact

Dr Judith Seaboyer
3365 2135
Org. Unit:
Communication and Arts

Event Description

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Professor Helen Sword, University of Auckland, presents a public lecture on the topic of “Reading and Writing with Pleasure”.

Seasoned writers understand that the joys of writing are inextricably bound up with the hard labour of craftsmanship. For our students, unfortunately, that message is not always so clear. Books, blogs and websites aimed at undergraduate writers tend to focus mainly on analytical thinking skills, productive writing habits and stylistic conventions rather than on fostering intellectual nourishment and delight. But if our literature students don’t come away from university with a genuine love of attentive reading and well-crafted writing, what’s the point? How can we engage them in readerly and writerly practices that nurture creativity, pleasure and play?

Professor Sword is visiting the University of Queensland as a keynote speaker for the School of Communication and Arts Conference 'Reading and Writing in the Twenty-First-Century Literary Studies Classroom: Theory and Practice,' 6-8 July 2017.

RSVP for this lecture by 2 July 2017, places are limited: https://survey.its.uq.edu.au/Checkbox/2017PublicLectureHelenSword.aspx

Directions to UQ

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To St Lucia Campus, UQ Ipswich, and UQ Gatton.

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