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Write Well, Publish More!

Workshop by Dr. Brad Peters
Department of English, Northern Illinois University

Friday, May 23, 2014 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
Capitol Room, Holmes Student Center

Dr. Brad peters
Dr. Brad Peters

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! Program participants will practice techniques for meeting readers’ expectations, sustaining their project, and seeing it through. Participants should bring 5 copies of a short (4-page) draft of a writing project.

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


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 start at 8:30 am with check-in and refreshments and the program 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 process
  • Budgeting your time
  • Power planning and drafting
  • Forming writing circles
  • Systematizing revision
  • Letting go


Faculty Development and Instructional Design Center
Writing Across the Curriculum

Registration Information:

This workshop is open only to NIU faculty, instructors, and teaching staff (SPS and Civil Service). Registered participants will receive workshop materials, lunch, refreshments, and a certificate of participation. Seating is limited to 25 participants and advance registration is required. 

Registration Deadline: Friday, May 9, 2014. Registration is now closed.

Due to the expensive nature of the workshop and the advance notice needed for arranging materials, please register by the deadline and plan to attend the entire day. After submitting the online registration, if you do not receive a response within two working days, please contact the Center at

After you register, if you are unable to attend, please cancel your registration by May 12, 2014 at so that those on the waiting list may be given the opportunity to attend the institute or program costs can be reduced.

Last Updated: 07/16/2014