Academic Writing Month - LTUacwrimo

AcWriMo 2023

Our annual festival of academic writing is 11 years strong!

Every November, you’re invited to focus on all things writing related during Academic Writing Month! The RED Team convenes a university-wide, month-long program of activities for La Trobe researchers. AcWriMo encourages you to prioritise your writing and set writing goals to see out the year.

We know that 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, publishing talks, sessions about research communication,  themed blogposts, and the famous RED writing retreat!

All AcWriMo events appear in the RED workshop schedule where you can reserve your place. A summary of AcWriMo-specific events is provided below. You can also follow our AcWriMo adventures on Twitter with #LTUAcWriMo.

Getting involved

All researchers at all levels are invited to participate.

Throughout November

Program at a Glance

Date and time (AEDT)SessionModeRegistration link
Monday, 30 Oct
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Trying tiny texts: Getting started on your next journal articleOnlineBooking closed
Tuesday, 31 Oct
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Reflecting on writing practiceIn-person 
Melbourne campus
Booking closed
Wednesday, 8 Nov
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thesis Writing: What to ExpectOnlineBooking closed
Wednesday, 8 Nov
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Using journal articles as templatesOnlineBooking closed
Thursday, 9 Nov
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Finding your Research StoryOnlineBooking closed
Thursday, 9 Nov
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Writing opinion piecesOnlineBooking closed

Friday, 17 Nov 
Friday, 24 Nov
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
How to analyse qualitative data using NVivo

Note: Limited capacity (20 spots)
Due to limited spots we will prioritise participants who can attend all days.
OnlineBooking closed
Monday, 13 Nov
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Open Access publishing – What it is and how La Trobe can support you!OnlineBooking closed
Monday, 13 Nov
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Turning your Thesis into a BookIn-person 
Melbourne campus
Booking closed
Tuesday, 14 Nov
Wednesday, 15 Nov
Thursday, 16 Nov
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Blogging your research (intensive)OnlineBooking closed
Wednesday, 15 Nov
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
How to write a literature reviewOnlineBooking closed
Thursday, 16 Nov
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Writing with Style: Developing elegance and personal voice in your writingOnlineBooking closed
Tuesday, 21 Nov
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
What is a ‘good’ journal?OnlineBooking closed
Wednesday, 22 Nov
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
What to do with Reviewer 2? Responding to reviewsOnlineBooking closed
Tuesday, 28 Nov
Wednesday, 29 Nov
Thursday, 30 Nov
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
2023 RED Writing RetreatOnline
In-person* (TBC)
Booking closed