Academic Writing Month - LTUacwrimo

Academic Writing Month at La Trobe turns 5!

If you would like to make significant progress on your academic writing, with like-minded colleagues, then this month-long festival of writing is for you. Academic Writing Month has been developed for all researchers at all levels (including graduate researchers), at every campus and externally.

Since 2013, the RED team has created a month-long, multi-campus and online program to enable and encourage academic writing: with events, blog posts, workshops, and conversation on Twitter around the #LTUAcWriMo hashtag.

Academic Writing Month culminates in a three-day writing retreat, held at the Melbourne campus. Run since 2015, this popular program facilitates you to work on your individual writing goals in a supportive environment. Travel and accommodation assistance are available for La Trobe researchers based regionally or externally.

Getting involved

All researchers at all levels are invited to participate.

Throughout November:

  • Sign up to the newsletter for weekly resources and encouragement, and to set your goals (sent out every Monday in November).
  • Join the conversation on Twitter at the #LTUAcWriMo and follow @LTUResearchers.
    Check in weekly to let us know how things are going at our Twitter drop-in (every Friday in November at 2pm).
  • Read about writing strategies and experiences from La Trobe colleagues on the RED Alert blog (published every Tuesday).
  • Come along to our weekly Shut Up and Write sessions, run on all campuses and online.

All Campus Shut Up and Write, 8 November, 9.30am-12noon, is where we come together from across Victoria, synchronously, connected by the powers of video conference.

To make this possible, we have booked the following rooms:

  • Albury-Wodonga AW - AW-4-4101
  • Bendigo BEN Arts 2.01B
  • Bundoora BUN – Vislab, Library Research Commons
  • Collins Street (CBD) CITY - 360C 2.20C
  • Franklin Street (CBD) FRANKLIN - 3.24
  • Mildura MIL - BGR 127
  • Shepparton SHEP - SHS209.

Special Events

Date

Session

Campus

Audience

Book

Throughout November

Albury-Wodonga 'Magpies and cable-ties' research productivity strategy for spring - a structured program of research- protective activities

AW

All

Contact Jennifer Jones

Wednesday 1 November 2017

2.00 pm-4.00 pm

Adventures in Writing, with Emeritus Professor Richard Broome. Launching AcWriMo, with advice from an award winning author, on beginning, creating and finishing books and theses.

M

All

Book now

Thursdays 9.00 am-12:00 pm

Mildura Shut Up and Write - includes workshops on Endnote, grants and a campus collective research project.

MIL

All

Contact Evelien Spelten

Friday 3 November 2017

2.00 pm-3.00 pm

Twitter Drop In

All

All

@LTUResearcher

#LTUAcWriMo

Wednesday 8 November 2017

9.30 am-12:00 pm

All Campus Shut Up And Write

All

All

See list above

Friday 10 November 2017

2.00 pm-3.00 pm

Twitter Drop In

All

All

@LTUResearcher

#LTUAcWriMo

Monday 13 November 2017

9.30 am-4.00 pm

Shepparton Writing Retreat – whole day retreat to focus on your independent writing project.

SHEP

All

Contact Claire Quilliam

Thursday 16 November 2017

12.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Research Integrity Forum: Authorship and Publishing - an opportunity for focussed discussions, led by some of the university's research leaders, including DVC (Research) Professor Keith Nugent.

M

All

Book now

Friday 17 November 2017

2.00 pm-3.00 pm

Twitter Drop In

All

All

@LTUResearcher

#LTUAcWriMo

Tuesday 21 November 2017

2.00 pm-4.00 pm

Bendigo Super Writing Circle workshop - upskill your reading and writing strategies to get the most out of AcWriMo.

B

All

TBC

Thursday 23 November 2017

2.00 pm-4.00 pm

Reading and Writing for Research workshop – upskill your reading and writing strategies to get the most out of AcWriMo.

M

All

Book now

Friday 3 November 2017

2.00 pm-3.00 pm

Twitter Drop In

All

All

@LTUResearcher

Monday 27 November - Wednesday 29 November 2017

RED Writing Retreat – 3 days to focus on your independent writing project, in a supportive environment.

M

All

Book now

Thursday 30 November 2017

LTUAcWriMo closing social – with GRSS and LTU Student Union

M

All

TBC

Friday 1 December 2017

2.00 pm-3.00 pm

Twitter Drop In

All

All

@LTUResearcher

#LTUAcWriMo