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Writing opportunity for Humanities and Social Science PhDs? December 8, 2010

Posted by qmresearchers in Uncategorized.

Postgraduate Students’ Urban Writing Retreat

Dates: 12th – 13th January 2011 from 9.30 – 4.15pm

Venue: Dean Rees House, Charterhouse Square

Are you trying to finish a writing project? Are you frustrated because you can’t find quiet time to complete your writing?

If so, we may have the answer. Thinking Writing is organising a two day writing retreat for postgraduate students at QMUL. The main aim of the retreat is to get away from everyday responsibilities and dedicate two days to making substantial progress on a writing project (e.g. a thesis chapter).

You will be asked to identify a writing project and complete a short task before the retreat. During the retreat you will be supported to set specific writing goals for each session and discuss your goals with peers.                

Comments from previous participants:

‘I managed to break through a real writer’s block… starting writing and getting the introduction under my belt was a real breakthrough.’
‘It was excellent just having physical and mental space to concentrate on writing and quite reassuring to hear that other participants were grappling with similar issues and hindrances as myself.’
‘It was brilliant being able to get writing done with others around and get feedback … got more done in a few days that I would have done in a space of weeks!!’

To book a place

Complete the attached application form. (Please note you must commit to attending for both days.) The fee for the writing retreat is £20 (payable in advance by cheque or cash) which includes all catering: drinks, snacks and meals, so you can relax and concentrate on your writing.  You will need to bring your own laptop if you want to use one; we will provide printing facilities. If you need more information or have any questions please contact:

Teresa McConlogue at t.mcconlogue@qmul.ac.uk telephone: 020 7882 2834

(For more ideas about writing see our website  http://www.thinkingwriting.qmul.ac.uk/)



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