Academic Writing Month - LTUacwrimo

Academic writing 2018

Academic Writing Month at La Trobe turns 8!

Given all of its interruptions, we know that 2020 has been a difficult year for getting words down on the page. However, the year is not over yet! If you would like to make progress on your academic writing, with like-minded colleagues, then this month-long festival of writing is for you.

Our La Trobe Academic Writing Month (AcWriMo) has been developed for researchers at all levels (including graduate researchers), at every campus and externally.

We know that La Trobe researchers are committed to academic writing all year long. AcWriMo brings a renewed focus, invites us to commit to a writing goal, and enables us to 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.

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 involves a three 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:

  • Subscribe here to access weekly resources and encouragement.
  • 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, run on all campuses and online.
  • Fill in our accountability spreadsheet to motivate and keep track of your progress.

Special Events

Friday 30 October
10 - 11am
Tweetchat - Getting ready for AcWriMo
Join us between 10 - 11 am.
Via Twitter
Event ended
Monday 2 November
10:30am - 12pm
AcWriMo Launch event
Lessons from writing my thesis: Reflections from the other side
Online via ZoomEvent ended
Monday 2 November
12 - 3pm
Workshop: How to structure your thesisOnline via ZoomEvent ended
Wednesday 4 till Friday 6 NovemberAcWriMo: RED Writing Retreat - 3 days to focus on your independent writing project, in a supportive environment.
Registration closes: Tuesday 3 November
Online via ZoomEvent ended
Monday 9 till Wednesday 11 November
12:30 - 2:30pm
Blogging your research intensiveOnline via ZoomEvent ended
Thursday 12 November
Workshop: Writing with StyleOnline via ZoomEvent ended
Monday 16 November till Wednesday 18 NovemberAlbury-Wodonga Writing RetreatOnlineEvent ended
Monday 16 November
2 - 3:30pm
Including publications in your thesis: Everything you wanted to knowOnline via ZoomEvent ended
Tuesday 17 November
10 - 11:30am
Panel: Journal editors – what they like and why they do what they doOnline via ZoomEvent ended
Wednesday 18 November
11am - 12pm
Panel: Who should be a named author on a publication?Online via ZoomEvent ended
Wednesday 18 November
1 - 1:45pm
Workshop: Writing AbstractsOnline via ZoomEvent ended
Thursday 19 November
9:30am - 12:30pm
Workshop: Writing your Literature ReviewOnline via ZoomEvent ended
Tuesday 24 November
1 - 1:45pm
Workshop: Finding your Research StoryOnline via ZoomEvent ended
Thursday 26 November
11am - 2pm
Turning your thesis into a book (Part 1: Panel and Masterclass)Online via ZoomEvent ended
Friday 27 November
11am - 12:30pm
Turning your thesis into a book (Part 2: Workshop)Online via ZoomEvent ended
Monday 30 November
10 - 11am
Tweetchat - How did your AcWriMo go?
Join us between 10 - 11 am.
Via twitter
Event ended