WriteFest 2019

Develop and celebrate your writing 

WriteFest is a celebration of academic writing that occurs throughout November. It’s a very positive and celebratory event, bringing together people from across the University to recognise and celebrate writing. 

The festival offers writing retreats, workshops and online resources to raise awareness and encourage people to get out and get writing together. The event is aimed at staff and PGR students.

WriteFest is part of Keele University's contribution to Academic Writing Month. It is a collaboration with the Universities of Sheffield, Exeter, Manchester, Bristol, Kings College London, Sheffield Hallam, Liverpool, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Derby and Adelaide!

WriteFest covers topics such as writing for publication in journals, writing CVs and personal statements, blogging, goal setting, and structured writing retreats.


Please see sessions offered during 2019 below:

DateTimeWorkshop TitleArea
Friday 1 November 09:00 - 16:30 WRITEFEST: 1 Day Stuctured Writing Retreat Essential Skills for Researchers
Friday 1 November 10:00 - 12:00 WRITEFEST: Strategy Goal Setting for Productive Writing Postgraduate Research Students / Essential Skills for Researchers
Tuesday 5 November 09:00 - 16:30 WRITEFEST: Reading Retreat 1: Analysis Learning & Teaching / Postgraduate Research Students
Thursday 7 November 09:00 - 16:30 WRITEFEST: Reading Retreat 2: Synthesis Learning & Teaching / Postgraduate Research Students
Friday 8 November 09:00 - 16:30 WRITEFEST: 1 Day Structured Writing Retreat Essential Skills for Researchers
DateTimeWorkshop TitleArea
Monday 11 November 10:00 - 12:00 WRITEFEST: Crafting your CV and Covering Letter Essential Skills for Researchers
Monday 11 November 13:00 - 16:00 WRITEFEST: Writing for Publication - Professor Rowena Murray Essential Skills for Researchers
Wednesday 13 November 14:00 - 15:30 WRITEFEST: Writing in an Academic Style Postgraduate Research Students/ Essential Skills for Researchers
Friday 15 November 09:00 - 16:30 WRITEFEST: 1 Day Stuctured Writing Retreat Essential Skills for Researchers

There was also an informal drop-in support session at the KPA on Tuesday 12 November, 12.30-2pm, during the KPA Lunch Club.

DateTimeWorkshop TitleArea
Monday 18 November 10:00 - 12:00 WRITEFEST: Constructing your Personal Statement and Creating your Online Brand Essential Skills for Researchers
Tuesday 19 November 09:30 - 16:30 WRITEFEST: Institute for Sustainable Futures Writing Retreat Essential Skills for Researchers
Wednesday 20 November 09:00 - 17:00 KPA: unstructured Writing Retreat  
Thursday 21 November 13:30 - 14:30 WRITEFEST: The Virtual Writing Retreat Part One: Pre-retreat Orientation Session Postgraduate Research Students / Essential Skills for Researchers

There was also writing support sessions at the KPA on Tuesday 19 November, between 11.30-12.30pm. 

DateTimeWorkshop TitleArea
Monday 25 November 12:30 - 16:30 WRITEFEST: Half Day Structured Writing Retreat Essential Skills for Researchers
Tuesday 26 November 09:00 - 16:30 WRITEFEST: The Virtual Writing Retreat Part Two Postgraduate Research Students / Essential Skills for Researchers
Wednesday 27 November 10:00 - 12:00 WRITEFEST: Writing a Literature Review Postgraduate Research Students / Essential Skills for Researchers
Thursday 28 November 10:00 - 11:30 WRITEFEST: Blogging for Researchers Postgraduate Research Students / Essential Skills for Researchers
Friday 29 November 11:30 - 13:00 WRITEFEST: Research Project Planning to Publication Postgraduate Research Students / Essential Skills for Researchers
Monday 2 December 10:00 - 12:00 WRITEFEST: Reviewing Writing Progress and Maintaining Momentum Postgraduate Research Students / Essential Skills for Researchers