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Writing Retreat for Researchers: March 18-19

Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Are you interested in boosting your writing productivity? Join us for a multi-part writing program to help researchers achieve their writing goals. The program combines a 2-day virtual writing retreat with successive writing groups among program participants. The Team Science Core (CTSI),...

How I Write: A Conversation with Talisha Haltiwanger Morrison March 8

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Monday, March 8, 2021 | 10-11am -   How I Write with Dr. Talisha Haltiwanger Morrison Dr. Talisha Haltiwanger Morrison is an Assistant Professor of Writing and the Director of the OU Writing Center and the Expository Writing Program at the University of...
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December 2020 Retreat Participant Alison Jones published in LA Times

Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Op-Ed: The pandemic made my singing group hit pause. We never thought we’d still be silent in December.
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Teachers are not inexhaustible resources

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Dr. Monique Dufour is Collegiate Assistant Professor of History and Director of Graduate Student Professional Development at Virginia Tech. She co-leads the Faculty Write annual summer Scholarly Writing Retreat and the Turn to Teaching Series.  "Let’s do something different. Let’s talk...
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Engaged Scholars across NC Connect at Retreat

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
On October 9th, 25 faculty members – from eight universities and two community organizations – attended the 3rd Annual Engaged Scholar Writing Retreat. This event is designed for NC faculty and administrators who are involved in community-engaged research and writing. During the six-hour...
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Pomodoro Technique for Writers

Friday, August 21, 2020
A small red timer in the shape of a tomato is the key to Sabrina Thomas’ focus.  She sets the timer for 25-minutes and gets started on single task such as responding to email, writing a transition paragraph in her book about Black doll production in the 20thcentury or preparing for an...
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A sense of a week, a sense of community: When our writing group moved online

Friday, May 1, 2020
I have been attending Faculty Write writing groups for years now, either as a participant or as a convener. I look forward to them every single time. Though I consider myself an introvert, I have come to realize that I need to feel that I am working in a community that will sustain me and my...
Ed Balleisen, Julia Reidhead and Dean Smith discussed the changing book publishing industry in a recent talk at Rubenstein Libra

Advice for Would-Be Book Authors

Friday, November 15, 2019
Part of the role of a university press is to help authors identify the right publishing home for their work, even if that means “losing” the project to another press, Duke University Press Director Dean Smith told an audience of Duke faculty members, staff and students last week. Smith’s...
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Need to Get Past that Writer's Block? Get Up and Dance

Monday, February 25, 2019
Article courtesy of Duke Today.  A group of Duke faculty members received a new tool last week in the fight against writer’s block: dance. A Feb. 15 writing retreat taught scholars how to get their writing moving. The retreat, a collaboration between Duke Arts and the...
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How I Wrote My First Book

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Nicole Elizabeth Barnes On Tuesday, October 30, 2018, historian Nicole Elizabeth Barnes joined the Faculty Write Program's First Book Faculty Writing Group to talk about her experience writing her first book, Intimate Communities: Wartime Healthcare and the Birth of Modern China 1937-1945 (...

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