About WriteFest 2022, 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 #AcWriFest22 to share your progress with other researchers.
During November 2022, the Institute for Academic Development run 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 #AcWriFest22 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. Note: If you are having trouble booking onto multiple writing retreats, please contact email@example.com and we can register a place on your behalf.
This 1-minute video covers what the retreat sessions will, and won't (!) involve.
|WEEK 1 | Theme: Planning (project | Goals | Practice | habit)|
|WEEK 2 | Theme: Habit (regular | ritual | stop on a high | leave notes)|
|WEEK 3 | Theme: Challenges (empty page / writers' block)|
|CV Briefing: Academic CV's (Staff Only)||14th November 2022 (10.00 - 11.30)||Online||Staff Booking Link||N/A|
|Afternoon Writing Retreat||15th November 2022 (13.30 - 15.30)||Online||Staff Booking Link||Student Booking Link|
|Researcher Writing Hour||16th November 2022 (10.00 - 11.15)||Online||Staff Booking Link||Student Booking Link|
|Writing Clinic (PGR Only)||18th November 2022 (1-1 appointments between 09.30 - 12.30)||Online||N/A||Student Booking Link|
|Researcher Writing Hour||18th November 2022 (10.00 - 11.15)||Online||Staff Booking Link||Student Booking Link|
|CV Briefing: Non Academic CV's (Staff Only)||18th November 2022 (10.00 - 11.30)||Online||Staff Booking Link||N/A|
|WEEK 4 | Theme: Social Aspect of Writing|
|Writing a Literature Review (CSCE/CMVM) (PGR Only)||21st November 2022 (09.30 - 12.30)||Online||N/A||Student Booking Link|
|Afternoon Writing Retreat||21st November 2022 (13.30 - 15.30)||Online||Staff Booking Link||Student Booking Link|
|Writing for Publication (PGR Only)||22nd November 2022||Online||N/A||Student Booking Link|
|Researcher Writing Hour||22nd November 2022 (10.00 - 11.15)||Online||Staff Booking Link||Student Booking Link|
|Collaborative Writing and Publishing (PGR Ony)||23rd November 2022 (09.30 - 12.30)||On Campus||N/A||Student Booking Link|
|Writers Clinic (Staff Only)||23rd November 2022 ( 1-1 appointments between 09.30 - 12.30)||Online||Staff Booking Link||N/A|
|Afternoon Writing Retreat||23rd November 2022 (13.30 - 16.30)||On Campus||Staff Booking Link||Student Booking Link|
|Morning Writing Retreat||25th November 2022 (09.30 - 12.30)||On Campus||Staff Booking Link||Student Booking Link|
|WEEK 5 | Theme: Keep it up (practice | write with others | congratulate each other)|
|Morning Writing Retreat||28th November 2022 (09.30 - 11.30)||Online||Staff Booking Link||Student Booking Link|
|Writing Well: Language and Style (PGR Only)||28th November 2022 (09.30 - 12.30)||Online||N/A||Student Booking Link|
|This is what I do.... and this is why it matters (PGR only)||29th November 2022 (09.30 - 12.30pm)||On Campus||N/A||Student Booking Link|
|Afternoon Writing Retreat||29th November 2022 (13.30 - 15.30)||Online||Staff Booking Link||Student Booking Link|
|Afternoon Writing Retreat||30th November 2022 (13.30 - 16.30)||On Campus||Staff Booking Link||Student Booking Link|
*Themes are reflected in our daily tweets
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)
2022 word count end of Week 4: 9,244
WriteFest 2021 total Word Count: 29,734
WriteFest 2020 total word count: 51,284
Writefest 2019 total word count: 46,860
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