Planning has begun for 2017’s Write@UGA, a month-long celebration and showcase of writing at the University of Georgia. Save the date for the following events (and more events and information will be coming soon):
Wednesday, February 15, 1 pm
Workshop: Writing in the FYO
This workshop, designed for those who teach a seminar as part of the FYO program, will focus on creating successful and appropriate writing assignments for one-hour FYO seminars. Faculty will leave this session with a better understanding of the appropriate amount of writing for a FYO seminar, ideas for assignments they can integrate into their own FYO courses, and resources they can reference throughout the delivery of their seminar.
Thursday, February 23
Featured Speaker: Rachel Toor
Rachel Toor, a former acquisitions editor at Oxford and Duke University Presses, is now a professor in the graduate creative writing program at Eastern Washington University. She is the author of four works of nonfiction and one novel. Her work has been published in a wide variety of places, including The New York Times, The LA Times, Inside Higher Ed, Ploughshares, SB Nation, Glamour, Reader’s Digest, Runner’s World and JAMA, the journal of the American Medical Association. She was a long-time columnist for Running Times magazine and her essays have been listed as notable three times in Best American Sports Writing and once in Best American Essays. She has written for The Chronicle of Higher Education for the past two decades and contributes a monthly column, “Page Proof,” on writing and publishing. She’s also started a series called “Scholars Talk Writing” where she interviews good academic stylists about their prose, process, and asks for writing tips. Her next book, which will be published by the University of Chicago Press in fall 2017, is for high school students on writing the college application essay. She is a graduate of Yale University and received an MFA from the University of Montana.
Professor Toor will give a keynote lecture and conduct two writing workshops, one for graduate students and one for faculty. Stay tuned for more details and times…