Write Well, Publish More! workshop offered to faculty and staff

Join Dr. Brad Peters on Thursday, May 25, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Capitol Room at the Holmes Student Center for the Write Well, Publish More! workshop.

This day-long, interactive workshop will put into practice habits that successful, publishing writers use. Get started, nail down the central idea, find your voice, gather feedback, revise and join the conversation! Program participants will practice techniques for meeting readers’ expectations, sustaining their project and seeing it through.

The program will give participants a chance to form impromptu reader circles and assist one another in generating usable feedback. Participants will receive useful writing resources during the workshop.

Peters is a professor of English and coordinator of the Writing Across the Curriculum program at NIU. He designed and directed the NIU Writing Center. Peters presents yearly workshops on using writing to think critically and has trained faculty in universities across the country. He teaches advanced writing courses where students prepare their work for conferences and publication. Peters’ research focuses on effective writing strategies and pedagogies.

Workshop check-in will start at 8:30 a.m. with refreshments and the program will begin at 9 a.m. The schedule will include lunch from 12 to 1 p.m. and mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks.

This workshop is open only to NIU faculty, instructors and teaching staff (SPS and Civil Service). Registered participants will receive workshop materials, lunch, refreshments and a certificate of participation. Seating is limited to 25 participants and advance registration is required.

The registration deadline is Thursday, May 18. Register and plan to attend the entire day. As there likely will be a wait list for this workshop, if you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration by Monday, May 22, so that those on the waiting list may be given the opportunity to attend the workshop or program costs can be reduced.

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