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." Designing and planning to teach a summer graduate seminar for the Department of Communication, 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.
Writing and Yoga Retreat, Atwood Retreat Center. Co-facilitator of weekend retreat focusing on creative writing and yoga practice, Atwood, Illinois, 2005.
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 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.