Claire Buck - Wheaton College
Liz O'Connor - Washington College
Ravenel Richardson - Case Western Reserve University
Aimee Wilson - University of Kansas
Writing groups can be a key to professional productivity. While graduate programs often facilitate them, adjunct faculty, independent scholars, faculty at teaching-centered institutions, and mid-career scholars may find it difficult to create a sustainable group. This workshop will help participants articulate their writing group needs and identify a format to meet those needs. Before the workshop, participants will complete an intake form and read a short article by Helen Sword on best practices. During the workshop, presenters will discuss personal writing group challenges and successes, along with advantages and disadvantages of particular formats. Participants will then break into groups (based on intake forms) to outline attainable goals, discuss the next piece they want to revise, and, ideally, exchange contact information to create groups post-MSA.