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Faculty Writing Fellows’ Program: Brown Bag Workshop

Friday, 21 October, 2016

The Office of Faculty Affairs Faculty Writing Fellows’ Program will be hosting a brown bag workshop this month.

Ruth Groff, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Political Science, will facilitate an “Angst-Free (or At Least Angst-Reduced) Academic Writing Workshop” from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21, in McGannon Hall, Room 144.

She will discuss how to bypass the cognitive blocks that impede smooth writing. RSVP here.

In addition, Mark Ruff, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of History, is looking for four to six participants for an interdisciplinary writing group in the humanities. The focus will be on book-writing in the disciplines of history, English, theology, philosophy, modern and classical languages and American studies.

While open to faculty of any rank, the program will give priority to assistant and associate professors who are looking to complete monographs to meet the standards for tenure and promotion. The group will meet bi-weekly for the academic year beginning in October 2016. Participants will work not only to refine prose and ideas but to overcome stumbling blocks common to many large projects such as procrastination and writer’s block. Those interested should send a brief description of current writing projects and reasons for interest to Mark Edward Ruff, associate professor of history, at