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Click the event information below to register for a workshop or email us at universitywriting@auburn.edu with questions.

Sep. 07, 2021
12:00 AM

Applications Open for Peer Consultants

University Writing is accepting applications for Miller Writing Center Peer Consultants through October 6. MWC Peer Consultants are the primary providers of support to student writing at Auburn University. They assist clients with writing projects through one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions. Consultants must work a minimum of 10 hours per week.

To learn more about the position and how to apply, visit the Student Opportunities page.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
Sep. 27, 2021
1:00 PM

WoW Workshop: Writing Beyond Words: Visual Communication

When you prepare a presentation, poster, or professional document, you’re communicating—but not only with words. You need to consider how visual aids can support your audience’s understanding. In this workshop, you will review design principles such as contrast, repetition, and proximity, and learn techniques for making your visuals accessible to blind and low-vision people, such as writing alternative text. You will also evaluate and create examples of visual communication, coming away ready to redesign your own work.

Register by filling out this survey

WoW Workshops are held online Mondays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Each workshop tackles big picture and sentence-level writing concerns to help Auburn students, faculty, or staff strengthen their writing skills. Workshops include 60 minutes of instruction/activities with participants being able to schedule an optional online or in-person writing consultation immediately following the workshop to receive additional one-on-one support from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Sep. 27, 2021
3:00 PM

Ace That Class: The Secrets of Midterm Writing

Midterms are quickly approaching, and First Year Experience has partnered with University Writing to help you ace your midterm papers and essays! This midterm writing workshop will be facilitated by an expert from University Writing to help you refine your writing skills and discover tools needed to excel at your papers and essay prompts. Come join us on September 27th at 3:00-4:00 pm in the Library Classroom 4129. Space is limited so be sure to RSVP to reserve a spot!

RSVP on AU Involve. You will be prompted to log in with your Auburn credentials.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
Sep. 28, 2021
12:00 AM

Deadline to Register for A Storyteller's Guide to Writing

A Storyteller’s Guide to Writing is a workshop series designed to help participants create compelling narratives. Over five in-person sessions, participants will gain experience in basic writing conventions, premise and plot, point of view, character creation, descriptive writing, worldbuilding, realistic dialogue, scene blocking, and strategies for finishing and revising their work. Collaborative and solo activities will be provided to give participants time to work on their projects, which may culminate with participation in November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This workshop series is open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Students should register for all parts of this series by completing this registration survey by September 28th.

Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions. This fall, workshop sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 2:003:30 p.m. in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056) on the following dates: October 5, October 12, October 19, November 2, and November 16.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Sep. 29, 2021
12:00 AM

Deadline to Register for WriteFest

Writefest is open to graduate students working on their thesis, dissertation, or piece for publication. Over four online sessions, participants explore habits and skills helpful in the completion of long projects and select a track in which to invest their time, allowing personalization of the workshop experience. In the individual track, participants focus on making writing progress and can elect to have a writing consultation in the Miller Writing Center during the workshop. In the writing group track, participants collaborate with others working on similar projects to share tips and strategies, provide accountability and support, and write together. Participants are expected to attend all four online sessions over Zoom and must register in advance.  

Register using this survey.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Oct. 05, 2021
2:00 PM

A Storyteller's Guide to Writing Workshop Series

A Storyteller’s Guide to Writing is a workshop series designed to help participants create compelling narratives. Over five in-person sessions, participants will gain experience in basic writing conventions, premise and plot, point of view, character creation, descriptive writing, worldbuilding, realistic dialogue, scene blocking, and strategies for finishing and revising their work. Collaborative and solo activities will be provided to give participants time to work on their projects, which may culminate with participation in November’s National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). This workshop series is open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Students should register for all parts of this series by completing this registration survey by September 28th.

Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions. This fall, workshop sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 2:003:30 p.m. in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056) on the following dates: October 5, October 12, October 19, November 2, and November 16.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Oct. 06, 2021
11:00 AM

WriteFest Session 1

Writefest is open to graduate students working on their thesis, dissertation, or piece for publication. Over four online sessions, participants explore habits and skills helpful in the completion of long projects and select a track in which to invest their time, allowing personalization of the workshop experience. In the individual track, participants focus on making writing progress and can elect to have a writing consultation in the Miller Writing Center during the workshop. In the writing group track, participants collaborate with others working on similar projects to share tips and strategies, provide accountability and support, and write together. Participants are expected to attend all four online sessions over Zoom and must register in advance.  

You must register for this program in advance by completing this registration survey by September 29th.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Oct. 08, 2021
8:30 AM

Faculty and Staff Writing Retreat

Each semester, University Writing offers a writing retreat that supports faculty and staff in powering through writing projects with a day of writing!  

This fall, the writing retreat will be held in a hyflex format on October 8th from 8:30–4:00. To register to attend in-person or virtually, complete this survey by October 1st at 5 p.m. CST. All registered attendees will be sent information on the retreat, including the Zoom link for those attending virtually on October 8th. Writing retreat attendees can participate in a morning goal setting session, progress tracking check-ins, afternoon mindfulness breaks, and an afternoon debrief. If you are unable to attend the writing retreat live, you can access the retreat materials and complete it asynchronously as your schedule allows. Please email Amy Cicchino (atc0057@auburn.edu) for more information about this option. 

Please register to attend online or in-person by completing our registration survey

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
Oct. 11, 2021
1:00 PM

WoW Workshop: Creating Powerful Personal Statements

If you need to write a personal statement for a scholarship, graduate or professional school application, or other endeavor, join us for this workshop before you submit your application. This workshop will help you identify your goals and the expectations of your audience so you can craft an effective personal statement. Time to compose and revise your personal statement will be provided, so bring your draft or notes with you and leave with strategies that will help you finalize your piece. 

Registrater by filling out this registration survey.

WoW Workshops are held online Mondays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Each workshop tackles big picture and sentence-level writing concerns to help Auburn students, faculty, or staff strengthen their writing skills. Workshops include 60 minutes of instruction/activities with participants being able to schedule an optional online or in-person writing consultation immediately following the workshop to receive additional one-on-one support from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Oct. 18, 2021
1:00 PM

WoW Workshop: Writing Literature Reviews

This workshop will offer strategies to help you read and write literature reviews. We’ll discuss how an understanding of narrative structure and effective use of transitional words and phrases can help you map out your ideas and write literature reviews that are clear, accurate, and engaging. You’ll also practice understanding the structure of literature reviews in sample scholarly articles so you can approach your next literature review with confidence. 

Register by filling out this registration survey.

WoW Workshops are held online Mondays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Each workshop tackles big picture and sentence-level writing concerns to help Auburn students, faculty, or staff strengthen their writing skills. Workshops include 60 minutes of instruction/activities with participants being able to schedule an optional online or in-person writing consultation immediately following the workshop to receive additional one-on-one support from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Oct. 20, 2021
11:00 AM

WriteFest Session 2

Writefest is open to graduate students working on their thesis, dissertation, or piece for publication. Over four online sessions, participants explore habits and skills helpful in the completion of long projects and select a track in which to invest their time, allowing personalization of the workshop experience. In the individual track, participants focus on making writing progress and can elect to have a writing consultation in the Miller Writing Center during the workshop. In the writing group track, participants collaborate with others working on similar projects to share tips and strategies, provide accountability and support, and write together. Participants are expected to attend all four online sessions over Zoom and must register in advance.  

You must register for this program in advance by completing this registration survey by September 29th.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Oct. 25, 2021
1:00 PM

WoW Workshop: Mindfulness Strategies for Writer’s Block and Writing Anxiety

This workshop is for anyone who feels anxious about writing, struggles to start writing, or regularly loses focus mid-project. Participants will learn about mindfulness, or moment-to-moment awareness, and its benefits for managing writer’s block and writing anxiety. Come with a writing project so you can practice mindfulness strategies such as meditative pauses, regular progress tracking, and reflective journaling. 

Registration by filling out this registration survey.

WoW Workshops are held online Mondays from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Each workshop tackles big picture and sentence-level writing concerns to help Auburn students, faculty, or staff strengthen their writing skills. Workshops include 60 minutes of instruction/activities with participants being able to schedule an optional online or in-person writing consultation immediately following the workshop to receive additional one-on-one support from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Oct. 26, 2021
2:00 PM

Writing Effective Emails (PW100)

This workshop will focus on writing effective professional emails with attention to the audience and purpose of an academic institution. Participants will discuss best practices, consider specific email scenarios, practice revising email samples to be more effective, and ask questions related to their own use of email in the workplace.

University Writing has partnered with Human Resource Development to offer workshops related to professional writing and communication. Registration is free and open to all full-time and TES employees. Space is limited, so register in advance via Fast-Train on AU Access.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
Oct. 31, 2021
11:59 PM

Deadline to Apply to Spring Graduate Writing Partners

The Graduate Writing Partners Program pairs graduate students with a Miller Writing Center consultant who work one-on-one with graduate students to help them improve their writing abilities and become more effective communicators in their respective disciplines. Participants will benefit from consistent, semester-long, individualized consultations with graduate writing consultants and must commit to attend two one-hour standing appointments each week for the entire semester (two hours per week for 16 weeks).  

Regular in-person or virtual attendance is mandatory. To be eligible for this program, you must have an advisor/professor who is willing to sponsor you. The deadline to apply for the spring semester is October 31st

Register before October 31st by completing this online survey.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Nov. 03, 2021
11:00 AM

WriteFest Session 3

Writefest is open to graduate students working on their thesis, dissertation, or piece for publication. Over four online sessions, participants explore habits and skills helpful in the completion of long projects and select a track in which to invest their time, allowing personalization of the workshop experience. In the individual track, participants focus on making writing progress and can elect to have a writing consultation in the Miller Writing Center during the workshop. In the writing group track, participants collaborate with others working on similar projects to share tips and strategies, provide accountability and support, and write together. Participants are expected to attend all four online sessions over Zoom and must register in advance.  

You must register for this program in advance by completing this registration survey by September 29th.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Nov. 10, 2021
9:00 AM

Emails for Challenging Scenarios (PW110)

This workshop will offer strategies and best practices for communicating via email, including guidance on how to address common challenges. Discussion topics will include responding to difficult messages, balancing friendliness with concision, and editing for clarity. Participants will consider specific email scenarios, practice revising and writing emails, and raise questions related to their own professional context.

University Writing has partnered with Human Resource Development to offer workshops related to professional writing and communication. Registration is free and open to all full-time and TES employees. Space is limited, so register in advance via Fast-Train on AU Access.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
Nov. 17, 2021
11:00 AM

WriteFest Session 4

Writefest is open to graduate students working on their thesis, dissertation, or piece for publication. Over four online sessions, participants explore habits and skills helpful in the completion of long projects and select a track in which to invest their time, allowing personalization of the workshop experience. In the individual track, participants focus on making writing progress and can elect to have a writing consultation in the Miller Writing Center during the workshop. In the writing group track, participants collaborate with others working on similar projects to share tips and strategies, provide accountability and support, and write together. Participants are expected to attend all four online sessions over Zoom and must register in advance.  

You must register for this program in advance by completing this registration survey by September 29th.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Last updated: July 15, 2021