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Click the event information below to register for a workshop or email us at universitywriting@auburn.edu with questions.

Jan. 05, 2022
12:00 AM

Applications Open for Graduate Assistants

Do you want an opportunity to grow professionally on a team that values diverse language backgrounds, life experiences, and areas of expertise? University Writing seeks Graduate Program Assistants for a one-year renewable term starting this May. Applications are due February 4.

Grad students from any discipline with interests in teaching, tutoring, administration, curriculum, marketing, or academic/professional writing would thrive in this position. Graduate Program Assistants strengthen Auburn’s culture of writing by working one-on-one with students, delivering workshops, and creating resources, as well as assisting with program assessment and research. 

The job pays $18,720/year and includes tuition remission. Preference will be given to candidates who can hold the job through May 2024.

To learn more about the position, visit our Student Opportunities page.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Jan. 20, 2022
12:00 AM

ePortfolio Award Nominations Open

University Writing seeks nominations for the Ninth Annual Outstanding ePortfolio Award. This award recognizes exceptional ePortfolios created by Auburn University students. If you are a student, you can nominate your own ePortfolio. If you are faculty/staff, you can nominate up to two students (undergraduate or graduate) who have created distinguished ePortfolios. 

Read the full call for nominations on our Student Opportunities page.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Jan. 24, 2022
1:00 PM

Working on Writing Workshop: IRB Protocol

January 24, 1:00–2:00 p.m., IRB Protocol (Online)

If you’re currently writing an IRB protocol or want to learn more about the process, join us! This workshop will help you gain a better understanding of strategies for writing IRB protocols and common issues to avoid. Members of the IRB will be available to answer questions, and you will have the opportunity to peer review your IRB protocol draft or draft a new IRB protocol.

Please complete the registration survey.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Jan. 24, 2022
11:59 PM

Deadline to Apply for Graduate Student Writing Groups

A writing group can help you maintain a healthy writing routine, progress on writing projects, and get feedback on your writing from your colleagues. Graduate writing groups meet in-person or virtually throughout the semester. Please plan to devote about one hour of your time each week to this program—although groups are free to determine their own time commitments.

To register for the Spring 2022 Writing Group program, please complete this survey by Monday, January 24. You will be contacted by January 31 with your writing group members.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Jan. 24, 2022
11:59 PM

Deadline to Apply for Faculty and Staff Writing Groups

A writing group can help you maintain a healthy writing routine, progress on writing projects, and get feedback on your writing from your colleagues. Faculty and staff writing groups meet in-person or virtually throughout the semester. Please plan to devote about one hour of your time each week to this program—although groups are free to determine their own time commitments.

To register for the Spring 2022 Writing Group program, please complete this survey by Monday, January 24. You will be contacted by January 31 with your writing group members.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
Jan. 25, 2022
9:45 PM

PW100: Writing Effective Emails

This workshop will focus on writing effective professional emails with attention to the audience and purpose of an academic institution. Participants will discuss best practices, consider specific email scenarios, practice revising email samples to be more effective, and ask questions related to their own use of email in the workplace.

Register through Auburn University's Human Resource Development using Fast-Train.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
Jan. 26, 2022
10:00 AM

University Writing Booth at Part-Time Job Fair

At this virtual job fair, you can meet with a representative from University Writing to learn about student employment opportunities. This is a great opportunity to get a head start on your application for a Miller Writing Center job.

Students should register for the Job Fair in advance using Handshake. Be sure to sign up for a meeting with the University Writing recruiter.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
Jan. 28, 2022
1:00 PM

WE Write Info-Session

Faculty and staff are invited to join us for an informational meeting about WE Write, a writing enriched (WE) curriculum process. The goal of WE Write is to ensure undergraduate academic programs have support from University Writing to achieve their discipline- or profession-specific goals for student writing.

Those who want to learn more, ask questions, or discuss an application-in-progress should plan to attend this informational session on January 28 at 1:00 pm in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056) or via Zoom at https://auburn.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZApcuqtqTMjE9Iovsm4ZGfaLOpLKO4GF7ho

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
Jan. 31, 2022
1:00 PM

Working on Writing Workshop: Wellness and Writing

Would you like to learn some easy strategies to boost your mental health? Research has shown that writing has a positive effect on mental wellbeing. During this workshop, participants will learn about the benefits and methods of expressive and creative writing, as well as take part in solo activities to learn which style fits their needs the most.   

Note: This workshop is not intended to replace mental health services.

Please complete this registration survey.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Feb. 07, 2022
1:00 PM

Working on Writing Workshop: Voice and Style

This workshop will offer strategies and best practices on how to convey voice and style in your academic writing. We’ll discuss various forms of academic writing, how constraints from those types of writing can alter or affect your voice and style in written work, and how to preserve your voice while adhering to modern academic conventions in writing.

Registration for this event will open in January.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Feb. 09, 2022
11:59 PM

Deadline to Apply for WriteFest

WriteFest is open to graduate students working on their thesis, dissertation, or piece for publication. Over four sessions, participants will bring their writing projects and have dedicated time to write alongside peers in a supportive environment. Each session will offer participants two periods of focused writing, accompanied with discussion and learning about habits and skills helpful in the completion of longer writing projects.

Participants can register to participate either in-person, in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056), or virtually, via Zoom, and are expected to attend all four sessions. Sessions will be held on the following dates from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.: February 16, March 2, March 16, and March 30.

Please complete this registration survey by February 9.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Feb. 16, 2022
11:00 AM

WriteFest Session 1

The first of four WriteFest Sessions. Over four sessions, participants will bring their writing projects and have dedicated time to write alongside peers in a supportive environment. Each session will offer participants two periods of focused writing, accompanied with discussion and learning about habits and skills helpful in the completion of longer writing projects. 

Participants must register by completing this survey before February 9.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Feb. 21, 2022
1:00 PM

Working on Writing Workshop: Literature Reviews

This workshop will offer strategies to help you read and write literature reviews. We’ll discuss how an understanding of narrative structure and effective use of transitional words and phrases can help you map out your ideas and write literature reviews that are clear, accurate, and engaging. You’ll also practice understanding the structure of literature reviews in a sample scholarly article so you can approach your next literature review with confidence.

Registration for this event will open in January.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Mar. 02, 2022
11:00 AM

WriteFest Session 2

The second of four WriteFest Sessions. Over four sessions, participants will bring their writing projects and have dedicated time to write alongside peers in a supportive environment. Each session will offer participants two periods of focused writing, accompanied with discussion and learning about habits and skills helpful in the completion of longer writing projects.

Participants must register by completing this survey before February 9.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Mar. 14, 2022
11:59 PM

Deadline to Apply for A Storyteller’s Guide to Creative Writing

A Storyteller’s Guide to Creative Writing is a five session workshop series to help participants create compelling narratives. Over five in-person sessions, participants will gain experience in basic writing conventions, premise and plot, point of view, character creation, descriptive writing, worldbuilding, realistic dialogue, scene blocking, and strategies for finishing and revising their work. Collaborative and solo activities will be provided to give participants time to work on their projects. This workshop series is open to all students, faculty, and staff.

Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions. This spring, workshop sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m.­–3:30 p.m. in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056) on the following dates: March 16, March 23, March 30, April 6, and April 13.

Registration for this series will open in February.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Mar. 16, 2022
11:00 AM

WriteFest Session 3

The third of four WriteFest Sessions. Over four sessions, participants will bring their writing projects and have dedicated time to write alongside peers in a supportive environment. Each session will offer participants two periods of focused writing, accompanied with discussion and learning about habits and skills helpful in the completion of longer writing projects.

Participants must register by completing this survey before February 9.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Mar. 16, 2022
2:00 PM

A Storyteller’s Guide to Creative Writing Session 1

The first of a five session workshop series to help participants create compelling narratives. Over five in-person sessions, participants will gain experience in basic writing conventions, premise and plot, point of view, character creation, descriptive writing, worldbuilding, realistic dialogue, scene blocking, and strategies for finishing and revising their work. Collaborative and solo activities will be provided to give participants time to work on their projects. This workshop series is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions. This spring, workshop sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m.­–3:30 p.m. in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056).

Registration for this series will open in February and closes March 14.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Mar. 21, 2022
1:00 PM

Working on Writing Workshop: Scientific Poster Design

A scientific poster is a concise, clear, and visually appealing way to present your research. Learn crucial tips in poster design, concise writing, and poster organization and structure. If you are designing a poster for the Auburn Research Symposium, an upcoming conference, or just hoping to learn about scientific posters in general, this workshop is for you!

Registration for this event will open in February.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Mar. 23, 2022
2:00 PM

PW130: Designing Accessible Documents

Chances are that you create documents for your job. But do you know how to make those documents accessible to people with visual disabilities? This workshop will introduce you to principles of accessible design, including metadata, hierarchy, font, hyperlinks, color, and alternative text. You will also learn about and practice using relevant tools in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat Pro.

Register through Auburn University's Human Resource Development using Fast-Train.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
Mar. 23, 2022
2:00 PM

A Storyteller’s Guide to Creative Writing Session 2

The second of a five session workshop series to help participants create compelling narratives. Over five in-person sessions, participants will gain experience in basic writing conventions, premise and plot, point of view, character creation, descriptive writing, worldbuilding, realistic dialogue, scene blocking, and strategies for finishing and revising their work. Collaborative and solo activities will be provided to give participants time to work on their projects. This workshop series is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions. This spring, workshop sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m.­–3:30 p.m. in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056).

Registration for this series will open in February and closes March 14.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Mar. 28, 2022
1:00 PM

Working on Writing Workshop: Design Your ePortfolio with Wix

This hands-on workshop will help anyone who wants to create or improve their professional website. Join Wix staff to learn more about creating your ePortfolio website. We’ll cover how to plan a website, how to use the Wix platform, and explore professional design features. Bring your laptop to discover the basics in creating a Wix website as well as features to take your portfolio to the next level.  And... a one-year free Wix premium plan to all attendees!

Registration for this event will open in February.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Mar. 30, 2022
11:00 AM

WriteFest Session 4

The final of four WriteFest Sessions. Over four sessions, participants will bring their writing projects and have dedicated time to write alongside peers in a supportive environment. Each session will offer participants two periods of focused writing, accompanied with discussion and learning about habits and skills helpful in the completion of longer writing projects.

Participants must register by completing this survey before February 9.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Mar. 30, 2022
2:00 PM

A Storyteller’s Guide to Creative Writing Session 3

The third of a five session workshop series to help participants create compelling narratives. Over five in-person sessions, participants will gain experience in basic writing conventions, premise and plot, point of view, character creation, descriptive writing, worldbuilding, realistic dialogue, scene blocking, and strategies for finishing and revising their work. Collaborative and solo activities will be provided to give participants time to work on their projects. This workshop series is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions. This spring, workshop sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m.­–3:30 p.m. in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056).

Registration for this series will open in February and closes March 14.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Apr. 01, 2022
11:59 PM

Deadline to Apply for Graduate Writing Partners Program (Summer/Fall)

Apply to participate in the summer or fall semester. The Graduate Writing Partners Program pairs graduate students with a Miller Writing Center peer consultant who work one-on-one to help them improve their writing abilities and become more effective communicators in their respective disciplines. Participants will benefit from consistent, semester-long, individualized consultations with graduate writing consultants and must commit to attend two one-hour standing appointments each week for the entire semester (two hours per week for 16 weeks). Attendance can be in-person or virtual. 

To be eligible for this program, you must have an advisor/professor who is willing to sponsor you and you must complete this registration survey before the April 1 deadline.

Who Can Attend

  • grads
Apr. 06, 2022
2:00 PM

A Storyteller’s Guide to Creative Writing Session 3

The fourth of a five session workshop series to help participants create compelling narratives. Over five in-person sessions, participants will gain experience in basic writing conventions, premise and plot, point of view, character creation, descriptive writing, worldbuilding, realistic dialogue, scene blocking, and strategies for finishing and revising their work. Collaborative and solo activities will be provided to give participants time to work on their projects. This workshop series is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions. This spring, workshop sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m.­–3:30 p.m. in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056).

Registration for this series will open in February and closes March 14.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Apr. 13, 2022
2:00 PM

A Storyteller’s Guide to Creative Writing Session 3

The final of a five session workshop series to help participants create compelling narratives. Over five in-person sessions, participants will gain experience in basic writing conventions, premise and plot, point of view, character creation, descriptive writing, worldbuilding, realistic dialogue, scene blocking, and strategies for finishing and revising their work. Collaborative and solo activities will be provided to give participants time to work on their projects. This workshop series is open to all students, faculty, and staff. Participants are encouraged to attend all five sessions. This spring, workshop sessions will be held on Wednesdays from 2:00 p.m.­–3:30 p.m. in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056).

Registration for this series will open in February and closes March 14.

Who Can Attend

  • undergrads
  • grads
  • faculty
  • staff
Apr. 19, 2022
1:00 PM

PW110: Emails for Challenging Scenarios

This workshop will offer strategies and best practices for communicating via email, including guidance on how to address common challenges. Discussion topics will include responding to difficult messages, balancing friendliness with concision, and editing for clarity. Participants will consider specific email scenarios, practice revising and writing emails, and raise questions related to their own professional context.

Register through Auburn University's Human Resource Development using Fast-Train.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
May. 01, 2022
11:59 PM

Deadline to Apply for Faculty and Staff Grant Writing Workshop and Writing Retreat

In addition to supporting student writers, our office has several programs meant to support faculty and staff as writers.

  • Grant Writing Workshop: This workshop is designed to help participants write a more effective grant proposal by offering strategies for identifying what funding sources to look for, tailoring research ideas to fit the call for proposals, and developing a compelling narrative that will get ideas funded. Experts across campus will join this session to discuss resources and support for grant writing at Auburn University. Participants will have time to work on their grant writing projects, so bring your notes, drafts, or calls for proposals with you.

This spring, the Grant Writing Workshop will be held in a hyflex format on Monday, May 9, from 1:00-4:00. Please register on our website by May 1 at 5:00 p.m. Please email Christopher Basgier (crb0085@auburn.edu) for more information.

  • Faculty and Staff Writing Retreat: Each semester, University Writing offers a writing retreat that supports faculty and staff in powering through writing projects with a day of writing! This spring, the writing retreat will be held in a hyflex format on May 10 from 8:30–4:00.

To register to attend in-person or virtually, register on our website by May 1 at 5:00 p.m. All registered attendees will be sent information on the retreat, including the Zoom link for those attending virtually. Writing retreat attendees can participate in a morning goal setting session, progress tracking check-ins, afternoon mindfulness breaks, and an afternoon debrief. If you are unable to attend the writing retreat live, you can access the retreat materials and complete it asynchronously as your schedule allows.

This event is only open to AU faculty and staff. To register for either the Grant Writing Workshop or the Faculty Writing Retreat, please complete this registration survey before May 1.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
May. 09, 2022
1:00 PM

Faculty Grant Writing Workshop

This workshop is designed to help participants write a more effective grant proposal by offering strategies for identifying what funding sources to look for, tailoring research ideas to fit the call for proposals, and developing a compelling narrative that will get ideas funded. Experts across campus will join this session to discuss resources and support for grant writing at Auburn University. Participants will have time to work on their grant writing projects, so bring your notes, drafts, or calls for proposals with you.

This event is limited to faculty and staff. To register for this event, please complete this registration survey before May 1. Please email Christopher Basgier (crb0085@auburn.edu) for more information.

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
May. 10, 2022
8:30 AM

Faculty and Staff Writing Retreat

Each semester, University Writing offers a writing retreat that supports faculty and staff in powering through writing projects with a day of writing! This spring, the writing retreat will be held in a hyflex format. All registered attendees will be sent information on the retreat, including the Zoom link for those attending virtually. Writing retreat attendees can participate in a morning goal setting session, progress tracking check-ins, afternoon mindfulness breaks, and an afternoon debrief. 

This event is limited to AU faculty and staff. To register to attend in-person or virtually, complete this registration survey before May 1. 

Who Can Attend

  • faculty
  • staff
Last updated: July 15, 2021