Academic Writing Month - LTUacwrimo

Academic writing 2018

Academic Writing Month at La Trobe turns 9!

This time last year we thought things were challenging for getting writing done - 2021 is definitely a ‘hold my beer’ moment! Every November, though, no matter the difficulties of any given year so far, researchers jump into the month-long festival of Academic Writing Month (AcWriMo) to refocus and prioritise their writing.

We know that La Trobe researchers are committed to academic writing all year long. AcWriMo enables us to clarify and recommit to our writing goals, and surround ourselves with a community of writers who cheer us on.

Whether you need inspiration, motivation or support, there is something in the program for you! There’ll be writing workshops, editing talks, tweetchats, a photography competition, themed blogposts, and the famous RED writing retreat. Find out more about what’s happening this year! Follow our AcWriMo adventures on Twitter with #LTUAcWriMo.

Academic Writing Month involves a four day writing retreat, which is being held online this year. Run since 2015, our popular writing retreats enable you to work on your individual writing goals in a supportive environment.

Getting involved

All researchers at all levels are invited to participate.

Throughout November:

  • Join the conversation on Twitter using #LTUAcWriMo and follow @LTUresearchers.
  • 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, to join in on our writing sessions please email to sign up to the Shut up and write! (SUAW) mailing list.
  • An accountability board to motivate and keep track of your progress.

Special Events

Can't find what you’re looking for? You can view our special events via calendar view.

Wednesday 27 October
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (AEDT)
Tweetchat - Getting ready for AcWriMo
Join us between 1 - 2 PM.
Via Twitter
No booking required
Thursday 4 November
10:00 AM – 12:30 PM (AEDT)
Writing with Style: Developing elegance and personal voice in your writingOnline via Zoom

Book now

Thursday 4 November
1:00 PM – 3:30 PM (AEDT)
Turbocharge Your WritingOnline via Zoom

Book now

Monday 8 November
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (AEDT)

How to structure your thesis

Online via ZoomBook now
Monday 8 November
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM (AEDT)

Including publications in your thesis: Everything you wanted to know

Online via ZoomBook now
Tuesday 9 November
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM (AEDT)

Journal editors – what they like and why they do what they do

Online via ZoomBook now
Wednesday 10 November
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (AEDT)

Writing Abstracts

Online via ZoomBook now
Monday 15 November
10:00 AM – 2:30 PM (AEDT)
From Thesis to BookOnline via ZoomBook now
Tuesday 16 November
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (AEDT)

Finding your Research Story

Online via ZoomBook now
Wednesday 17 November
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (AEDT)
Writing with Confidence 1: Clarity and FocusOnline via ZoomBook now
Thursday 18 November
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (AEDT)

Writing with Confidence 2: Critique and Analysis

Online via ZoomBook now

Tuesday 23 November
Wednesday 24 November
Thursday 25 November
Friday 26 November

9:30 AM – 5:00 PM (AEDT)

2021 RED Writing RetreatOnline via ZoomBook now
Monday 29 November
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (AEDT)
Tweetchat - How did your AcWriMo go?
Join us between 10 - 11 AM.
Via twitter
No booking required