Summer 2016 Writing Center workshops, events, and programs

During the summer months, the Writing Center is partially closed, but we do offer a number of workshops, meetings, and programs in collaboration with the Library and Information Technology. Find a full listing of these events here.  Read more about what else we offer in the summer.

If you plan to attend a workshop, please be sure to pre-register at the links provided in each calendar item.

Thu, Jul 7, 2016

More than Word: An Overview of Alternative Writing Apps

This workshop will introduce writers to tools meant to help you write more productively, creatively and flexibly. There’s a lot of innovation in this area; this workshop will help you see how particular tools might enhance strengths, address weaknesses and explore potential opportunities in your writing process. We’ll look at Scrivener, Ulysses and FocusWriter as well as a few web-based writing productivity sites (e.g. 750 Words, Blind Write). Participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences with writing apps and software; we’ll leave time for mini-demonstrations and questions. Open to students, staff and faculty. Taught by Jessica Kem, senior writing associate.

Please register here:

https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response

Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Introduction to Writing with Scrivener

Scrivener is writing software that facilitates writing in small pieces, rearranging blocks of text and integrating the research and writing processes. This workshop will introduce writers to the software’s features that can help you write more often, revise and reorganize more easily and manage your project with more agility and efficiency. Recommended especially for thesis writers, but open to all students, staff and faculty. Students with no experience with Scrivener are welcome; those who are familiar with it are especially encouraged to attend and contribute to the discussion. Taught by Jessica Kem, senior writing associate.

Please register here:

https://www.amherst.edu/library/services/students/summer/response