writing workshops and retreats
Writing - yes, even scholarly writing - is a creative act. Throughout my career I've designed, led, and/or co-facilitated workshops, seminars, and retreats that help scholarly writers create a writing practice and process that works for them. Here's a sampling of the kinds of things I'm up to, plus a couple of blog posts that discuss my own writing practices.
"Mid-Career Scholar's Writing Retreat." Co-facilitating weeklong writing retreat sponsored by the National Communication Association, July 2018.
"Writing in Graduate School." Teaching a summer graduate seminar for the Department of Communication, June-August 2018.
"Scholarly Writing as Creative Work." Designed and led multiple iterations of this workshop for the Graduate College at the University of Illinois, 2004-2008.
"Rhetoric Write-a-Thon." Designed and co-facilitated daylong writing marathon for faculty and graduate students in Communication and Writing Studies at the University of Illinois, 2015.
Scholar's Research Network, Rhetoric Society of America. Frequent scholar-mentor for biennial RSA conference event where junior scholars and graduate students workshop essays and dissertation chapters in progress.
Midwest Winter Workshop. Frequent scholar-mentor for annual Big 10 institution event where doctoral students workshop essays and dissertation chapters in progress.
Writing and Yoga Retreat, Atwood Retreat Center. Co-facilitator of weekend retreat focusing on creative writing and yoga practice, Atwood, Illinois, 2005.
"Writing Retreats and Retreating to Write." How I designed my own solo writing retreats, March 2017.
"All Writing, All the Time. With Tomatoes." How I use the Pomodoro Technique, Sept. 2016.
"5 Things I've Learned in My 20+ Years of Scholarly Writing." August 2015.