Space Between Workshop on Virtual Writing Groups
Writing groups can be a key to professional productivity. While graduate programs often facilitate writing groups, adjunct faculty, independent scholars, faculty at teaching-centered institutions, and mid-career scholars may find it difficult to create a sustainable group. These challenges are exacerbated by social distancing restrictions. This Zoom workshop will help participants articulate their writing group needs and identify a format to meet those needs. Emphasis will be placed on writing groups in online settings. Before the workshop, participants will complete an intake form and read a short article by Helen Sword on best practices. During the workshop, presenters and participants will discuss personal writing group challenges and successes, along with advantages and disadvantages of particular formats. Participants will then break into groups (based on intake forms) to outline attainable goals, discuss the kinds of writing they want to workshop, and brainstorm ideas for creating groups post-workshop.
Organizers: Aimee Armande Wilson, Ravenel Richardson, Liz O’Connor, and Claire Buck
Date: August 5, 2020, 1:00-2:30PM [via Zoom]
Space Between Members who wish to participate in the Workshop on Virtual Writing Groups should use the Workshop Intake Form.
Update: If you are a Space Between member who would is interested in starting a writing group, please use the sign-up sheet circulated at the workshop.