Could you use some structured time to write and receive feedback from colleagues? Do you wish you could graduate with some published academic writing under your belt? Do you have some academic writing that needs polishing to become publishable? If so, this writing club is for you!
Offered by the Writing Center and the Michael Schwartz Library, this writing club is meant to help students and faculty improve their academic writing productivity. Each week we will send a short video and provide resources and advice related to an academic writing topic, and we'll have a synchronous Zoom meeting to review the topic. At least 30 minutes of the meeting time will be set aside for quiet writing to keep you on track! This Fall 2022 semester the weekly 5-minute videos will concern content from two books: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott and Write No Matter What by Jolie Jensen. You don’t need to have read the books to participate, but they will guide our discussions. Details on the books below.
Filling out the sign-up form does not obligate you to participate or attend every meeting; it merely puts you on our reminder email list and provides access to the Zoom link each week. However, you will experience the biggest writing productivity boost if you attend Zoom meetings with us! If you participated in our writing club in previous semesters and would like to continue, please go ahead and fill out the form again so we know who to keep on our email list (thank you for continuing to join us!).
Please feel free to share with classmates or colleagues who would like to make some progress on publishing!
Please note that this writing club will be especially useful to graduate students and faculty in the humanities or social sciences. Undergraduates who have some academic writing to develop into a published article are welcome to participate.