Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS)


CANCELLED: Writing Retreat

03 July 2024, 10:00 am–5:00 pm

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Unfortunately, we have had to make the decision to cancel this event due to low sign-ups

This event is free.

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Institute of Advanced Studies


IAS Common Ground
G11, ground floor, South Wing
UCL, Gower St, London
United Kingdom

This workshop is designed to facilitate progress with a piece of academic writing you are finding difficult, whether it be a thesis chapter or an article you are revising or a book proposal or whatever. It will be led by Nicola Baldwin, writer and director of theatre and film, and Nicola Miller, Director of the IAS and historian of Latin America, to bring together expertise in creative practice and experience in academic evaluation. The retreat will be a full day to allow time for uninterrupted concentration and for things to change.

Please bring along a piece of writing to the morning session and come prepared to explain the difficulties you are having with it. We will all do a series of exercises to help us become unstuck and make progress. There will be time for reflection and for things to shift in our minds. The afternoon session is to compare notes and consolidate the process of moving forward with our writing, hopefully feeling less stuck and re-inspired by the work itself.

Register here: https://ias-writing-retreat.eventbrite.co.uk

To find out more about the Early Career Network and how to join, please visit the IAS ECN website here.