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Write Well, Publish More!

Workshop by Dr. Brad Peters
Department of English, Northern Illinois University
Thursday, May 26, 2011 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm, Heritage 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 will practice techniques for meeting readers’ expectations, sustaining their project, and seeing it through. Participants should bring a short, 4-page draft of one of their writing projects.


Brad Peters is Professor of English and the Coordinator of the Writing Across the Curriculum program at NIU. He designed and directed the NIU Writing Center. Dr. Peters 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. Dr. Peters’ research focuses on effective writing strategies and pedagogies. 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.  

The workshop 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 for the workshop include the following:

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

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 advance registration is required. Include your name (as it should appear on the certificate), title, department, phone, NIU 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 workshop 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. After you register, if you are unable to attend, please inform the Center by May 16, 2011 so that those on the waiting list can be given the opportunity to attend the workshop or workshop costs can be reduced.

Registration Deadline: Friday May 13, 2011

Registration is closed for this program.

Last Updated: 07/10/2014