Writers Workshop « The Center for Writing Studies, Illinois
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Enrollment for the traditional workshop is limited to 8-10 enrollees, so if you wish to attend, be sure to apply early! Positions go quickly. To reserve a spot for this year's Writers Workshop:
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The Writers Workshop is looking for a few exceptional students to join our consultants next year--graduate and undergraduate students from any major.Fulbright Personal Statement Workshop
Monday, April 18, 3 to 4:30 pm, 514 Illini Union Bookstore
Sponsored by: National and International Scholarships Program and the Writers WorkshopHave you been thinking about starting, finding, or improving a dissertation writing group? The Writers Workshop is offering information sessions for dissertation/thesis writers from any discipline. We will talk about best practices for large writing projects, including considerations for organizing a successful writing group..Writers workshops, conferences, and colonies range in size and scope, from campuses overflowing with writers, agents, publishers, and publicists to retreats with only a few writers in residence. When considering all of the options available to writers, start by identifying your goals. Do you want to network with artists of various disciplines or do you want to be in the company of writers only? Do you want to learn about the business of writing? Do you want critiques in a workshop or a one-to-one setting? Do you want to travel to a particular region in the United States? To another country? Chances are, whatever your desires, there’s a conference or a retreat for you. The writers workshop format is a particularly effective method toreview, evaluate, and improve pattern descriptions. The generalstructure of a writers workshop has a group of ``discussants'' readthe paper carefully before the session. During the workshop thediscussants examine the strengths and weaknesses of each paper,accentuating positive aspects and suggesting improvements in contentand style.Writing groups differ from writing workshops in that they tend to be smaller, more intimate, and more casual. They often consist of a handful of friends and acquaintances who meet regularly in someone’s living room or at a café to discuss general issues relating to writing and publishing, to help each other out with contacts and ideas, and to read and critique each other’s work. If you would like to organize a writing group yourself, can help you find other writers in your area.