Virtualising the LEaD Writing Group

As some of you may know, we run the LEaD Blog Writing group, which is an informal network of colleagues who are interested in carving out some time each month to focus on getting some writing done or to get some technical assistance with using the blogging tools that City makes available.

The sessions are open to all, both staff and students, and we provide some structured activities as well as free time to get some writing done. We’ve often found the sessions useful for spending some time to get our own posts written as well as finding out about other colleagues who blog and understand why they find it helpful.

As with many LEaD events, we have taken the decision to shift these events online for the Autumn term and plan to start the Writing Group meetings up again in September. We’ve set up dates, times and topics for four sessions to take us up to the Christmas break. We will review whether to continue with these sessions online (or resume face to face meetings) in the new year, depending on how circumstances change.

We hope that some of our regulars might want to join us online, but we’re also keen to attract some new faces to the group as well. We’ve taken the decision to run them on a regular day each month, Tuesday, before everyone gets ‘Zoomed out’ in the week with online meetings. The sessions will all run from 13:00 – 14:00, so you can take time out of your day but hopefully still get a lunch break.

The following dates and provisional topics have been scheduled:

• 15th September: Virtualising a Writing Group
• 13th October: Blogging and Reflective Writing
• 10th November: Unlocking your Creativity
• 8th December: Writing in a Time of Crisis

One advantage of running the session online is that we may be able to bring in some external guests. We also hope that the format might enable more people to take part in the sessions.

Please fill in the sign up form if you would like to be added to our mailing list and we look forward to seeing some of you in the autumn.

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