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Early-career Writing Bootcamp

Writing bootcamp
Monday, April 11, 2016 - 9:30am to Friday, April 15, 2016 - 1:00pm
Radcliffe Humanities
Seminar Room

Round off the Easter break with our writing bootcamp, to help you finish off a task that's been hanging over you for ages, or start something new and daunting, or whatever else you could do with a bit of peer support and drill-sergeant discipline to get on with.

The focused individual writing time will be interspersed with short small-group activities to help you think about specific aspects of the writing process like early planning, reasons for writing, and realistic goal-setting. And we'll combine all this with gentle physical stretching exercises to keep your body functioning happily in harmony with your mind, and plenty of drinks and snacks to keep you fuelled.

You'll be asked to make a financial commitment in the form of a £30 cheque which will be returned to you at the end of the week if you attend every session and otherwise abide by the bootcamp rules (which include no phones or social media).

The idea is to take a week to practise habits and insights that are sustainable long beyond bootcamp itself. Feedback from our previous bootcamp included comments like: ‘[I learnt] that it doesn't have to be the “right time” to achieve something’, ‘[I got] lots of little ideas to give myself good practices in 2016’, and ‘The stretching between sessions was amazingly rejuvenating’.

Please note that by signing up for a place, you commit to attend (barring illness or emergency) every morning, Monday to Friday, in the week beginning 11 April. Book your place here

Contact name: 
Emily Troscianko
University of Oxford only