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Writing Workshop Series for Graduate Students* - Fall Session (Faculty of Graduate Studies)

Writing Workshop Series for Graduate Students* - Fall Session (Faculty of Graduate Studies)

Facilitated by Dr. Hallie Wells and Dr. Karīna Vasiļevska-Das, these online workshops are designed to help you develop and refine a writing practice and gain concrete techniques to embolden your writing. The Fall 2023 sessions are designed to assist students in developing a writing plan for the semester. The format of the workshop is interactive and collaborative, as we allocate time for trying out specific activities as well as for discussion and sharing with other participants.

Dr. Hallie Wells is a multi-disciplinary writer, editor, and writing coach. She holds a PhD in Sociocultural and Linguistic Anthropology from UC Berkeley, and her academic work bridges anthropology and poetics. In her editing and coaching practice, she loves nothing more than supporting scholars in making their ideas shine. She also loves karaoke.

Dr. Karīna Vasiļevska-Das is an anthropologist who primarily studies the interplay of children’s health and citizenship practices in the former Soviet Union. She holds a PhD from the UC Berkeley/UCSF Joint Program in Medical Anthropology. Karīna uses acting, walking, and singing to enhance her life as a writer and a mother of two children. She is committed to infusing academic writing with creativity and individuality. 

Session Topics:

Who Are You in the Vast Writing Cosmos?
Monday, September 18, 12:00-1:15pm
Theme: An introduction to designing a writing practice that is tailored to you, sustainable over time, and adaptable to changing needs.
Takeaway: An outline of a writing plan that is tailored to your personality as a writer and your schedule for the semester.

Dream Worlds, Harsh Realities: Designing & Refining Your Writing Practice
Tuesday, September 19, 12:00-1:15pm
Theme: This session covers all that can go awry in your writing practice, and what to do when life derails your best-laid plans.
Takeaway: A detailed, realistic writing plan that addresses at least one of your most significant writing challenges, and a back-up plan for when “Plan A” is not feasible.

As the themes build on each other over the course of the workshops, you are encouraged to attend, but you are also welcome to choose a specific session. Please register.