WriteFest 2020

Writing Resources

Writing is a core aspect of any academic role and forms an integral part of academic life. Developing skills in academic writing takes time and regular practice, while finding time and space to write is an ongoing challenge for any academic. In these pages, we have provided links to available writing support as well as our annual WriteFest programme.

WriteFest

WriteFest is an international celebration of academic writing, that supports and encourages good practices and habits of writing.  Here at Liverpool, we are joining the celebrations with a month of writing related activities including weekly WriteFest Coffees, writing retreats and workshops.

Programme

Week 1:  2-6 November – Getting your writing started

Monday

WriteFest Coffee: getting your writing started

3–4pm Register

Tuesday

PGR Writing Retreat

9.45–12pm Register

Wednesday

PGR Writing workshop with Jen Allanson

9.30am-1pm Register

Thursday

Researcher KnowHow: publishing open access in five easy steps

11am–12pm Register

Friday

Virtual Writing Retreat

1-4pm on Teams
Join the SUAW Teams group

Week 2: 9-13 November – Expanding your horizons

Monday

WriteFest Coffee: diversity in research – expanding your reading horizons?

3-4pm Register

Tuesday

Researcher KnowHow: copyright and your thesis

11am–12pm Register

Wednesday

PGR workshop with Jen Allanson

9.30am-1pm Register

Researcher KnowHow: Getting started with a systematic review

10.30–11.30am Register

Thursday

Researcher KnowHow: choosing the right journal

11am–12pm Register 

Friday

Virtual Writing Retreat

1-4pm on Teams
Join the SUAW Teams group

Week 3: 16-20 November – Supporting others on their writing journey

Monday

WriteFest Lunch (webinar/chat) – supporting others, e.g. SUAW?

3-4pm Register

Tuesday

PGR Writing Retreat

9.45am–12pm Register

Researcher KnowHow: turning your thesis into a monograph

2–3pm Register 

Wednesday

PGR Supervisors Network: supporting PGR writing

12-1pm Register 

PGR workshop with Jen Allanson

9.30am-1pm Register

Researcher KnowHow: planning and doing a search for your systematic review

10.30–11.30am Register 

Friday

Virtual Writing Retreat

1-4pm on Teams
Join the SUAW Teams group

Week 4: 23-27 November – Keep going by getting creative

Monday

Researcher KnowHow: literature searching tips and tricks

11am-12pm Register

WriteFest Coffee: Getting creative with your writing – try blogs and poems?

15:00 – 16:00 Register

Thursday

Researcher KnowHow: altmetric and social media for research

11am-12pm Register

Friday

Virtual Writing Retreat

1-4pm on Teams
Join the SUAW Teams group

Researcher development resources

Ten Simple Rules for Writing a Postdoctoral Fellowship

Blogging Your Research – Making an Impact recorded sessions (3 x 50mins webinars). This series of recorded webinars will walk you through the process of building a successful research blog using blogging strategies for content and promotion.

Exploring and Sharing Research Through Poetry – Making an Impact recorded session (60mins).
Poetry is an amazing method of getting to grips with your own research area and for sharing your findings with the world. This recorded webinar discusses using poetry as a method of research communication and helps you get started on writing your first research poem.

Science, Poetry and Impact - a recorded talk by the webinar facilitator Dr. Sam Solnick, co-director of the Literature and Science Hub.

Free templates and planners available to help with your writing, planning and collaboration: http://www.ithinkwell.com.au/resources.

Further resources

Researcher KnowHow at the library

LDC Development Team resources

WriteFest aims

WriteFest 2020 Aims

Habits: develop good writing practices and strategies -- Protect: protect time for writing as part of the working day -- Blocks: overcome blocks, take a proactive approach to writing -- Social: join a community of writers to share writing experiences

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