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Academic Writing Month (AcWriMo), or ‘Writefest’, encourages researchers across career stages and institutions to come together in the spirit of collaboration and foster a supportive, safe, and sustainable writing environment.

The festival aims to provide protected time and space for writing to help you:

  • develop good writing practices and strategies
  • overcome blocks and have a proactive approach
  • protect academic writing as part of the working day
  • spend social time out writing with others.


Come along to the following writing and publishing events in November:

From Idea to Published Work

16:00 - 17:30 on Thursday 11 November

The University of Cambridge and King’s College London are pleased to invite you to a new panel event that explores the different stages of the publishing cycle and provides a forum for doctoral and early career researchers to bring their questions to an expert panel including:

  • Sam Stranks - University Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology and the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge; Associate Editor at Science Advances; Editorial Advisory Board at ACS Energy Letters
  • Meagan Simpson - Editor for Anthropology at Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
  • Liz Colquhoun - Global Head of Portfolio for Heritage and Library & Information Science Journals at Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
  • Marina Picciotto - Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University; Editor-in-Chief at The Journal of Neuroscience
  • Rosalind Galt - Professor in Film Studies, King's College London



Virtual Writing Retreats

10:00 - 12:30 on 3, 10, 17, and 24 November

Colleagues from the King's College London Centre for Research Staff Development invite you to dedicate 2.5 hours to writing in a supportive virtual setting with other early career researchers from across the UK.

There will be time to discuss your writing goals and make new connections. You may sign up for one or multiple sessions.


Running Effective Writing Groups

10:00 - 12:00 on 25 November

Academic writing can be a challenging endeavour often carried out in isolation. Writing groups can offer a supportive environment of peers, as well as structure and dedicated time conducive to writing productively.
The focus of this workshop is on creating and running writing groups to get the most out of the experience. We will cover the potential formats and aims you might wish to pursue and provide some tools for facilitating workshops and managing group dynamics. You will also have the opportunity to network with participants from King’s College London.


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