Writing & Publishing Resources

Faculty Writers’ Retreat
At the end of the spring semester, the Writing Center and the Phillips Memorial Library co-sponsor the Faculty Writers’ Retreat. The 2018-2019 academic year marks the fifth annual. This event provides a structured opportunity for faculty members to advance a scholarly project.  The three day retreat includes brief goal-setting and wrap-up sessions, ample time and space to draft or revise, and access to a variety of writing resources, as well as the opportunity to share work with faculty colleagues. To foster productivity, breakfast, lunch, and light snacks are provided throughout the retreat.  Members of the Library and Writing Center staff are also be available to provide consultation and targeted assistance.

 “At the Faculty Writers’ Retreat, I revised most of the chapter I was working on and started on a second chapter, as well as a fellowship proposal. Through sharing goals and meals together, we quickly developed a supportive community that made the writing process much easier.”  Dr. Adrian Weimer, History

 “Our writing workshop had a huge impact on my quality of life.  Without this intentional commitment of time to write, theres no way I could have finished up my research analysis, which was long overdue.” Dr. Robert Hackey, Health Policy & Management

Publishing Workshop
In May 2017, the School of Arts & Sciences hosted “Meet the Editors” a publishing workshop designed to support faculty in the dissemination of their research and scholarship. During this workshop, guest editors Beatrice Rehl and Hal Moore of Cambridge University Press–acquisitions editors in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences–coached faculty members preparing book and journal manuscripts for publication.  The workshop addressed a variety of topics ranging from how to approach a publisher, writing and submitting the book proposal, writing for academic journals, junior and mid-career publishing goals, revising the dissertation, the monograph and the eBook, and signing a contract, royalties, or copyright. The School of Arts & Sciences plans to host a Publishing Workshop in the Summer of 2019. All faculty will be invited to attend.

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Writing and Publishing Webinar Series (2017-2018)
This nine-part series of webinars is a comprehensive set of resources for new and experienced academic authors looking for the structure, tools, templates, and guidance to improve their academic writing and publication strategies. Each webinar in the series includes a slide deck, additional bonus resources such as templates and timelines, and a live Q&A session. Though the live series took place during the 2017-2018 academic year, faculty members may visit the MyPC portal for login details to participate. If you have any questions, please contact facultydevelopment@providence.edu.