Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Writing in the New Year: kick-start and refreshment

This event has now finished. Please see our events website for details of upcoming events at Brookes.

Who this event is for

  • Staff - teaching
  • Staff - research


The Glasgow Room, Harcourt Hill Campus


You are warmly invited to join all or part of a writing kick-start and refreshment day, designed to give you a fresh start to the new year and to set up continued support for writing - from first thoughts to final drafts, response to peer reviews and publication.

If you are interested in all or any part of the day, please let Jane Spiro know on jspiro@brookes.ac.uk by Friday 9th January (for catering purposes).

9.30 - 10.45 First thoughts, free thoughts: a &aphos;first concept&aphos; brainstorming session for those with first ideas, ideas that haven&aphos;t yet reached paper, who would like to share plans towards writing

11.15 - 15.00 + LUNCH
  • designing a specific writing goal achievable in 2 hours of writing
  • setting up a contract with a peer to complete the task
  • spending 2 dedicated hours writing
  • sharing the outcomes
15.30 - 17.00 Peer review workshop: sharing work in progress with peers
If you have a paper you would like shared in the peer review workshop, at any stage of completion, please let Jane know and forward your work in progress for distribution by Monday 12th January.
You are welcome also to add a note asking peer reviewers to consider a specific aspect of your work; and/or to include peer review comments you have already received which you find contradictory or difficult to respond to.
The writing workshop is being funded by a small grant awarded to Patrick Alexander and Jane Spiro for writing development.