Write Well, Publish More!
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Write Well, Publish More!

Workshop by Dr. Brad Peters
Department of English, Northern Illinois University
Thursday, May 28, 2009 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Capitol Room, HSC

This daylong, interactive workshop will put into practice habits that successful, publishing writers use.  Get started, nail down the central idea, find your voice, gather feedback, revise, and join the conversation! Workshop participants should bring a short, 4-page draft from a writing project. They will practice techniques for meeting readers’ expectations, sustaining their project, and seeing it through.


Brad Peters is Associate Professor of English and the Coordinator of the Writing Across the Curriculum program at NIU. He designed and directed the NIU Writing Center. He presents yearly workshops on using writing to think critically and has trained faculty in universities across the country. He teaches advanced writing courses where students get their work ready for conferences and into print. His research focuses on effective writing strategies and pedagogies.  

The program will start at 8:30 am with check-in and refreshments and the workshop will begin at 9:00 am. The schedule will include lunch from 12 to 1 pm and mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks. Tentative list of topics in the workshop schedule include the following:

  • Improving your writing process
  • Budgeting your time
  • Power planning and drafting
  • Forming reader circles
  • Systematizing revision
  • Letting go

The workshop will give participants a chance to form impromptu reader circles and assist one another in generating useable feedback. Participants will receive useful writing resources during the workshop.

Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
Writing Across the Curriculum

Registration Information:

The workshop is open only to NIU faculty and staff. Registered participants will receive workshop materials, lunch and refreshments, and a certificate of participation. Seating is limited to 25 participants and advanced registration is required. Faculty and staff can register online by completing and returning the form below. Include your name (as it should appear on the certificate), title, department, phone, email, and special accommodations needed. If you do not wish to receive a certificate, please inform the Center while registering for the workshop.

Due to the expensive nature of the program and the advance notice needed for arranging food and materials, please register by the deadline and plan to attend the entire workshop, if you register. Registration Deadline: May 15, 2009. After you register, if you are unable to attend, please inform the Center by May 26, 2009 so that those on the waiting list could be given the opportunity to attend the workshop or program costs could be reduced. After submitting the registration form, if you do not receive a response within 2 working days, please contact the Center at facdev@niu.edu.

Registration Deadline: Friday May 15, 2009

Registration for this program is closed.

Last Updated: 07/10/2014