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Virtual writing lunches

Ensure your Monday gets some good writing into it with a midday writing event: includes two timed sessions supported by planning and review, preceded by a preparatory writing exercise and separated by a lunch break.

Mondays of even weeks, 11:30 to 15:00 GMT

Themes:

  • getting started (week 2)
  • managing negative attitudes around writing (week 4)
  • body awareness (week 6)
  • writing by hand (week 8)

Zooming out on your writing practice

A chance to rethink your writing practice from the ground up. The two-part event offers guidance on mapping out what you’re doing now; generating systems for making good decisions in the future; clarifying what your reasons are for writing, and making sure your activity is aligned with them; and taking a deep dive into habit formation as applied to your writing. Also includes timed writing sessions with the group.

Monday 4 and Monday 11 January, 14:00 to 18:00 GMT

Writing sprint

Bring a writing project to completion (you define finished, but it has to involve sending it to someone else) with a week’s high-intensity writing supported by three group meetings. The meetings provide in-depth guidance, and peer support is set up between meetings, to help you finish your chosen project by the end of the working day on Friday.

5th week: Monday 15 (09:00 to 13:00), Wednesday 17 (14:00 to 17:00), and Friday 19 (14:00 to 17:00) February

 
I don’t know how I would be able to do my research and writing from another country and without access to libraries and study spaces, including cafes, over the past 9 months without the Baille Gifford Writing Program. There have been some huge writing challenges for me from the start of Covid to the present and the best way through them was to keep up my writing partnerships.

2020 participant

Thanks to Katherine Fender (DPhil in English Literature, St John’s, 2012 to 2016) for the image.

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