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November is Academic Writing month!
WriteFest (#AcWriFest18) is part of Keele University's contribution to Academic Writing Month and occurs in November. It is a collaboration with the Universities of Sheffield, Exeter, Manchester, Bristol, Kings College London, Sheffield Hallam, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Derby and Adelaide!
WriteFest will bring together people from across the University to recognise and celebrate writing. The month will consist of a selection of workshops to help you write and writing retreats to provide you with the space to write.
Use the hashtag #AcWriFest18 to celebrate your writing.
The festival aims to provide protected time and space for writing to help you work on:
- 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 Keele and across the other Universities.
- Book onto one of our workshops or writing retreats.
Download your writer badge - stick it to your office door or add it to you email signature - let everyone know you are writing!
Download your WriteFest18 Writer Badge by right clicking on the image above or get your sticker when attending a workshop or writing retreat!
Dr Victoria Williamson, Director of Sheffield University's Music & Wellbeing Research Unit, presents some expert advice on choosing a personalised soundtrack to enhance your writing.
To attend a writing retreat. Choose the ones(s) that suit you best and book your place using Keele People or the link given.
Then, simply bring your laptop, or pen and paper along. This 1 min video, from Sheffield University, 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
Interested in running your own writing retreats? 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!
WriteFest Workshops and Retreats
|Productivity tools - Avoiding Digital Distractions||5th -- 14:00 - 15:30||Keele People|
|Imaginative Writing for Academic Purposes||6th -- 10:00 - 13:00||Keele People|
|Creating an effective search strategy||7th -- 10:00 - 13:00||Keele People|
|Writing Retreat 1 - Shut Up and Write!||7th -- 14:00 - 16:00||Keele People|
|Co-authoring, Collaboration and Notetaking using Google Apps||9th -- 10:00 - 13:00||Keele People|
|Writing Retreat 2 - Unstructured Writing Retreat at the KPA||12th -- 11:00 - 17:00||Email the KPA|
|Writing Retreat 3 - 1 Day Structured Writing Retreat||13th -- 09:00 - 16:00||Keele People|
|Enhance your online research identity with an ORCiD||14th -- 14:00 - 14:45||Keele People|
|UG Writing Retreat 1 - Student Learning Writing Retreat||14th -- 13:00 - 16:20||Google Form|
|Writing Retreat 4 - Institute of Sustainable Futures Writing Retreat||15th -- 09:00 - 16:00||Keele People|
|Writing for a lay audience - with The Conversation UK||16th -- 11:00-13:00||Keele People|
|Crafting your CV and covering letter||19th -- 10:00 -11:30||Keele People|
|Writing Retreat 5 - Shut Up and Write!||19th -- 14:00 -16:00||Keele People|
|Writing as Cartography||20th -- 10:00 - 13:00||Keele People|
|Putting pens to paper: Starting to write and developing ideas||21st -- 13:30 - 16:30||Keele People|
|UG Writing Retreat 2: Shut Up and Write Your Dissertation||22nd -- 12:00 - 16:00||Google Form|
|Writing Retreat 6 - 1 Day Structured Writing Retreat||22nd -- 09:00 - 16:00
|Action research writing: Cyclical thinking on paper||23rd -- 13:00 - 15:00||Keele People|
|Constructing your personal statement and creating
your online brand
|26th -- 10:00 - 11:30||Keele People|
|Writing Retreat 7 - 1 Day Structured Writing Retreat||27th -- 09:00 - 16:30||Keele People
|An Introduction to GitHub - Not Just for Code||28th -- 13:00 - 14:30||
Keele People (PGR/Staff)
Google Form (UG/PGT)
|Writing a 4* paper (Natural Sciences)||29th -- 14:00 - 17:00||Keele People|