PUB 456: Institutional and International Event Planning and Management

The course covers case studies, and best practices for the management of festivals and literary events both physical and digital, with a practical focus, on addressing major issues in festival and event management including; the relationship between community and audience, fundraising and budgeting, curating and discoverability. 

The course uses creative assignments, written assignments, and recurring exercises related to the above elements of festivals as well as engaging students in the theoretical creation of a literary event.

Sample Assessment Breakdown

  • Participation 10%
  • Literary Event Critique 20%
  • Festival Programming & Curation Assignment 10%
  • Budget Assignment 20%
  • Grant Writing Assignment 10%
  • Literary Event Plan 30%