Most inquiry begins with a sense of wonder, but too often academic writing feels far removed from that originating joy. This series of workshops, followed by an intensive retreat, helps faculty to reconnect with the beauty and fun of academic writing and to learn from the successful habits of other scholars. Helen Sword is a world-renowned scholar on academic writing, both in terms of its style and production, with books such as Stylish Academic Writing, The Writer’s Diet, and Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write. Although she usually hosts workshops on islands off the coast of New Zealand (!), Dr. Sword is able to join us this year remotely via Zoom. A unique opportunity to be guided by a master teacher of writing.

Writing with Pleasure 
Wednesday, May 26 | 3:00pm – 5:00 pm
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Writing from Identity
Wednesday, June 2 | 3:00pm – 5:00pm
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Virtual Writing Retreat 
Tues – Wed June 22-23 | Writing time: 9:00am – 12:00pm. Workshop: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
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These workshops and retreats will help writers examine and build their BASE (behavioral, artisanal, social, and emotional) habits for writing, zero in on your pleasure, consider how identity fits into your work, and integrate physical motion with your writing practice. Appropriate for all ranks and series. Attendees of both workshops and the two-day retreat will receive free copies of Sword’s book.