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Howe Center offers two writing boot camps

12/10/2009

The Howe Center for Writing Excellence is offering two writing boot camps at the end of winter break, one for assistant professors and the other for graduate students. Boot camps enable participants to launch their spring semester research/creative projects by devoting Jan. 7 and 8 exclusively to writing. E-mail and cell phones may be used only during lunch and breaks.

The Howe Center will provide a quiet place to work, power for computers, lunch, and snacks. A light breakfast will be furnished before the 9 a.m. start of writing each day. Boot camps adjourn at 4 p.m.

The camps are for individual work, according to Monica Schneider, faculty associate for the Howe Center. They are not workshops. Participants may share their work with others if they wish but only during lunch and breaks.

Participation is open to all nontenured faculty members and graduate students who are able to commit to spending two full days to their writing. Persons who cannot attend for the entire time both days should not register.

To register, contact Maurica Allen:mailto:allenml2@muohio.edu, 9-0502.

The boot camps will take place at Shriver Center. The complete schedule for both days is as follows.

  • 8:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Arrive, get coffee a light breakfast, set up your laptop and supplies, chat
  • 9 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Sit down to work. (Seriously. They’ll lock the door at 9. No cell phones. No email.)
  • 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break
  • 10:45 a.m. – noon In chairs, working
  • Noon - 1:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. In chairs, working
  • 2:15 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. Break
  • 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m. In chairs, working
  • 4 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Linger, chat, pack up, leave.

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