2013 Writing Retreat

The 2013 Teaching Fellows/HEREN Residential Writing Retreat will be run in collaboration with the School of Nursing Midwifery & Social Care. The retreat will be held from 24th to 26th June 2013 at Heriot Watt University. This venue provides each participant with their own space for uninterrupted writing. There is also a communal lounge area which will facilitate discussion, feedback and support on your writing efforts.

The aim of the Writing Retreat is to provide feedback and collegial support in order to increase the scholarship and writing productivity of participants. The Retreat can be adapted as required, but the anticipated outcome should include each participant completing a piece of writing (for example – manuscript for a peer-reviewed journal; book  chapter; conference proceeding; literature review); or, a conference  presentation from work already in development but stalled due to lack of time or  competing priorities (bottom drawer phenomenon).

The facilitators are experienced authors, journal reviewers and journal editors, and they will provide support and direction to help you succeed in drafting your manuscript over the three days. We seek to support staff new to writing for publication, and, also provide the time and space for those who are experienced writers.heriot watt

This retreat is primarily for staff who are Edinburgh Napier Teaching Fellows or members of HEREN or academic staff who work in the in the School of Nursing Midwifery and Social Care.

Prospective participants will be invited to complete a short application form outlining their writing plans (Please email Ruth Lough for applicaiton). The application needs to be supported by the head of school or department and submitted to Ruth Lough by 22nd May.

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