Writing & Communications Workshops (Fall & Winter 2020)

If you are writing for publication, giving a presentation or speech at a virtual conference, or interested in getting tips and strategies to write more effetely, let the Office for Professional Writing, Publishing, and Communication (OPWPC) help.

The OPWPC is comprised of expert writing and communication consultants who can provide feedback and guidance on your work.

Our fall workshops and writing retreats will give you uninterrupted time to focus on your academic and professional writing and communications goals. Read workshop descriptions and sign up or schedule a one-on-one consultation with the OPWPC today.

How to Write More: Habits of Effective Writers
Monday, December 7
12 – 1 p.m.

Few of us ever learn how to write with consistency and fluency, yet being able to do so can mean the difference between being a highly regarded researcher and one who is overlooked. Studies have shown that successful writers practice specific habits that help them flourish and make the process of writing less mysterious. This workshop will focus on these habits and provide practical advice for fostering them in your own writing.

Science Storytelling
Wednesday, December 16
12-1 p.m.

The elevator pitch! The purpose of this workshop is to introduce scientists to the idea that storytelling matters if they want to get resources and support for their science. Elements of a “good story” can apply to scholarly writing, and scholarly evidence demonstrates that certain elements of narrative writing increase citation frequency.

Fall Writing Retreat
Friday, December 18
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join us for our monthly half-day writing retreats, devoted solely to your writing projects. You’ll get quiet time to write, and we’ll have a writing consultant and librarian available to answer writing and research questions, help you find materials, talk over your journal choice, edit your work, or just read what you have so far.

You can join us for all or part of the retreat each month, as your schedule allows.