March 4, 2011
Princeton University’s Writing Program Comes to AALL Annual Meeting
From the announcement:
The AALL/LexisNexis Call for Papers Committee is excited to announce a brand new, hands-on Writing Workshop to be offered at the Annual Meeting in Philadelphia. Please join us for this rare opportunity for librarians to spend some time studying college-level and professor-level writing using the system conceived at Harvard’s writing program and developed at the Princeton University Writing Program. Our presenter will be Amanda Irwin Wilkins, Director of the Writing Program, Princeton University.
FOR EXPERIENCED WRITERS: We will learn how to think past mere sentence-level editing skills to fine-tune our writing. By exploring often-overlooked features of strong writing, especially the rarely-noticed qualities that quietly underlie an article’s main idea, we can begin to harness our own ideas more effectively and enhance the quality of our writing.
FOR LESS EXPERIENCED WRITERS: We will explore how to think about writing, and how to position an idea effectively to produce a well-written, relevant, and publishable article. We will also learn how this skill can help writers develop new and relevant topics about which to write. Participants may even leave the workshop with a new idea to further explore!
Please join us for this exciting opportunity! Because of the hands-on nature of the workshop, attendance is limited to 30 participants, and prior registration is required. The Writing Workshop will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2011, 12:00-1:15 pm, location TBA. Stay tuned for sign-up info later this spring!