WriteFest 2018

November is Academic Writing Month!

This annual event was established as a way to support academic writing via the #AcWriMo hashtag on Twitter. During November 2018, the LDC Development team will be running WriteFest in collaboration with the Researcher KnowHow team at the library. This is our local contribution to this global academic writing month, with the aim of bringing people together to raise awareness and celebrate academic writing.

The month will consist of a series of workshops and webinars to help you write and writing retreats to provide you with the space to write. We encourage all academics, research staff, and research students to join in the write-a-thon.

WriteFest18 is a collaboration with the Universities of Manchester, Sheffield, Exeter, Bristol, Kings College London, Keele, Sheffield Hallam, Liverpool, Newcastle, Derby and Adelaide.

The festival aims to provide protected time and space for writing to help you work on:

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Get Involved

Get writing in November with inspiration from all the contributions to #AcriWriMo on Twitter.

Use the #AcWriFest18 hashtag to share your progress with other researchers at Liverpool and across the other Universities.

Book onto one of our workshops or writing retreats.

 

Writing Retreats

To attend a writing retreat, choose the ones(s) that suit you best and book your place through Eventbrite. Then, simply bring your laptop, or pen and paper, along and get writing. This 1 min video covers what the retreat sessions will, and won't (!) involve.
Please arrive in plenty of time, and stay for the full session.

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

 

WriteFest18 programme of events

**Please note: not all events are open yet for booking. If you do not see a live booking link for the named date, please check back nearer the time.**

Week 1: the hardest part is getting started
2 Nov. 12:30 - 13:30 Webinar: Start your Thesis
5 Nov. 14:00 - 16:00 Researcher KnowHow: Shut up and write
6 Nov. 10:00 - 12:00 Writing Without Discipline
7 Nov. 10:00 - 11:30 Researcher KnowHow: Introduction to Endnote
8 Nov. 9:00 - 12:00 ThesisThursday: Editing for Clarity
9 Nov. 9:30 - 12:30 Mini Writing Retreats
9 Nov. 14:00 - 16:00 Mini Writing Retreats
Week 2: Keeping up the momentum
12 Nov. 12:30 - 13:30 Webinar: Research Writing – communicating your research effectively
13 Nov. 14:30 - 15:30 Researcher KnowHow: Advanced Word
14 Nov. 9:00 - 13:00 Getting started with academic writing
15 Nov. 14:00 - 15:00 Researcher KnowHow: Shut up and write
16 Nov. 9:30 - 12:30 Mini Writing Retreats
16 Nov. 14:00 - 16:00 Mini Writing Retreats
Week 3: Getting by with a little help from my friends
19 Nov. 10:00 - 12:00 Researcher KnowHow: Shut up and write
20 Nov. 9:30 - 12:30 Mini Writing Retreats
20 Nov. 14:00 - 16:00 Mini Writing Retreats
21 Nov. 10:00 - 11:30 Researcher KnowHow: Advanced Endnote
22 Nov. 9:00 - 12:00 ThesisThursday: Peer Review
23 Nov. 12:30 - 15:30 Preparing poster presentations
Week 4: how far can you get?
26 Nov. 10:00 - 11:00 Researcher KnowHow: Advanced Word
27 Nov. 14:00 - 16:00 Researcher KnowHow: Shut up and write
30 Nov. 9:30 - 12:30 Mini Writing Retreat
30 Nov. 14:00 - 16:00 Mini Writing Retreat

 

Resources

Writing resources: Our website has a wide range of guides and resources to explore

Writing retreat facilitator's guide: You may also be interested in running your own writing retreats, and to help with this the Think Ahead team at Sheffield University have put together a guide to give you an idea of how to structure and facilitate the event. If you run a retreat during November, please let us know!


Articles about Academic Writing: Write Fest founder Dr. Kay Guccione has also collected articles and blogs about writing on Scoop It!