Not sure how to approach digital writing? Professor Rich Shivener can help with that! Every Wednesday, Professor Shivener hosts the Get WRIT Live Podcast, where he shares virtual writing strategies, prompts, resources, and tools to help students create all sorts of multimedia writing projects.
If you want to tune in, you can join Professor Shivener’s talk about winter writing goals in his next stream on January 25 from 11:30 am – 1 pm! As long as you have a device connected to YouTube, you can listen to the stream from anywhere!
The Get WRIT Podcast has grown a lot since its first launch. Professor Shivener often tries to branch out by inviting guest speakers with unique writing backgrounds and encourages them to talk more about their current writing projects.
I noticed that viewers got a kick out of interviews with guest speakers, so I have scheduled guests for almost every episode. Dr. Shivener noted, students, professional writers, faculty—I have also integrated chat into the livestream itself, encouraging more interaction.
During Get WRIT streams, students are always welcome to make comments and ask any questions related to the podcast topic.
On a similar note, the podcast tries to exclusively focus on a writing topic in every episode. Each week’s topic addresses one of many student writing needs.
For example, this winter, you can learn more about creating projects in virtual reality whereas, in another week, you can learn techniques on how to build writing-related skills like collaboration and presenting. There are many ways to improve as a writer and expand how you define writing. There is a lot to learn!
If you got a topic suggestion for Get WRIT? Professor Shivener would be glad to get your recommendations at firstname.lastname@example.org !
And if you want to check out more of this semester’s podcast topics, you can visit the Writing Centre’s website for more information! All podcast episodes are available on the YU WRIT Live YouTube channel for easy access.
Professor Shivener explains,
this podcast is always recorded and available on demand, so students should feel free to join/or watch whenever they want. A podcast has many layers to it just like writing projects, and I’m happy to offer it throughout the year!
Get WRIT! Live will continue to air new broadcasts every Wednesday until April 5! To find out more about future (and past) podcast topics, please visit the Get WRIT – Livestream page!