Upper Hollingdean Road
Writing into Meaning: Creative Strategies for Academic Writing
Do you get stuck with knowing what it is you need to write or how to get started with writing? This half-day workshop looks at different creative strategies – from free-writing to clay modelling – to help you get started and stay focused on your writing and covers topics such as:
* Imagining yourself as a writer and writing yourself into the text
* Thinking about your readers and how this can be both inhibiting and encouraging
* How the process of writing brings about different meanings to the ideas we have
* How the writing process can be made more supportive and sociable
While the session is mostly focused on academic writing, it would still be helpful for those working on more creative or informal writing projects. We just ask that you come along with an idea or topic in mind, even if this is at its very early stages. We hope that you will leave the session with some writing that you have produced and some methods for thinking about writing more creatively!
Dr Emily Danvers is a Lecturer in Education at the University of Sussex. Alongside colleagues, Dr Tamsin Hinton-Smith and Dr Rebecca Webb, we have been running writing groups for students where we focus not just on the ‘nuts and bolts’ of how to write but also at the process of writing.