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Early Career Writers' Workshop

Thursday, February 12, 2015 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Royal Oak Pub

The Early Career Writers' Workshop will take place on Thursday, 12 February from 5.30 to 6.30pm at the Royal Oak pub (Woodstock Road) with the first drink courtesy of the Humanities Division.

If you are interested in having your article/ book chapter/ grant proposal etc...(but not more than 10,000 words long) reviewed at this session, please email Michael ( and Amy ( For those of you who have not signed up to our workshop list yet, please email us if you would like to attend, just so we can send you the reading in advance. Please note that you will need to read and critique the submission(s) in advance, as discussed below, in order to attend the workshop itself. Very friendly and constructive atmosphere, and all welcome!

About the workshop
This workshop, run by and aimed at early career staff, has been set up to help researchers from the Humanities who are about to submit an article to a high-profile journal and who wish to get some constructive feedback from their peers before sending it to be reviewed. This reading exercise is extremely beneficial, especially for those of you in the early stages of your career, as it can really contribute to improving the quality of your work and therefore increase your chance of having your paper accepted in the first round.

One or two 10,000 word (max.) articles, book extracts, grant applications (offered by the participants) will be sent around to the available pool of critical readers to be examined and constructively criticised a week before the Writer's Workshop. Every Humanities researcher can participate, even those who are not specialists in the field studied in the articles: on top of the ideas it is also the craft of writing and of communicating your research for a larger audience which is to be assessed.