About WriteFest 2021, an academic writing month that has run for the last three years.
What is WriteFest?
November is Academic Writing Month. This annual event was established as a way to support academic writing via the #AcWriMo hashtag on Twitter. Use the hashtag #AcWriFest21 to share your progress with other researchers.
During November 2021, the Institute for Academic Development run's WriteFest, a local contribution to this academic writing month, with the aim of bringing people together to raise awareness and celebrate academic writing.
The festival aims to provide protected time and space for writing to help you to:
During WriteFest the IAD will be running morning and afternoon Writing Retreats and Researcher Writing Hour sessions to provide you with space and time to write, along with a selection of workshops and resources to support your writing.
How to get involved
- Book onto a workshop or writing session - have a look at our list to see what is running.
- We will be regularly blogging during the festival from blogs.ed.ac.uk/iad4researchers where we will share some experiences, promote events and courses and reflect on academic writing.
- Use the hashtag #AcWriFest21 to share your progress with other researchers, and follow @researchersated and @IAD4PhD to keep up to date with what is happening during the month.
- Also use the Academic Writing Month hashtag #AcriWriMo to get some inspiration from Academic Writing month overall.
To attend a writing retreat
Choose the one(s) that suit you best (please check you are eligible to attend) and book your place.
This 1-minute video covers what the retreat sessions will, and won't (!) involve.
Writing Resources: Guides and resources on different writing topics, to give you an opportunity to focus on specific areas of your writing.
Writing Retreat Facilitators Guide (PDF): You may also be interested in running your own writing retreats and to help with this the IAD have produced a ‘Facilitators Guide’ to give you an idea of the structure of different retreats, the things to think about before and during the retreat and your role as facilitator. If you run a retreat during November, please let us know!
Teaching Matters is the University of Edinburgh’s website and blog for debate about learning and teaching, for sharing ideas and approaches to teaching, and for showcasing our successes, including academic colleagues who are leading the way in delivering brilliant teaching.
Academic Writing: Resources designed to support postgraduate level academic writing skills: the eWriting online course, Writing a First Year Report independent study course, and Writing Up Qualitative Research independent study course.
English Language Education: English Language Education (ELE) offers workshops and one-to-one academic writing tutorials for all postgraduate students (PGT and PGR)
2021 word count: 29,734
WriteFest 2020 total word count: 51,284
Writefest 2019 total word count: 46,860
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