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Writing is Thinking: Writing as a Way of Life in the Academy Part II

2nd Annual Young Scholars Workshop 2011

Writing is Thinking: Writing as a Way of Life in the Academy

This 2-part writing event and workshop was sponsored by the Center for Philosophy, Arts and Literature (PAL), The Thompson Writing Program and the Graduate School at Duke University.

The 2nd Annual PAL Young Scholars Workshop was designed to help graduate students and new PhDs in the humanities and social sciences with the perennial problems of crafting research topics and writing in a sustainable (and pleasurable!) manner. It provided a unique opportunity for young scholars at Duke to develop their craft and to get inspiration for their future life of writing and thinking. Two day-long sessions were held – on Friday January 28th and Friday April 8th in 2011. Each day was be divided into two parts: the morning event, which was free and open to the public; and the afternoon workshop, which was limited to 15 participants (Duke Graduate Students).

Part II – April 8, 2011

On Friday, April 8th from 10am to 12pm Dr. Joan Bolker, author of Writing Your Dissertation in 15 Minutes A Day gave a free lecture open to the public, followed by a workshop and individual conversations with the fifteen workshop participants.

Dr. Bolker is a clinical psychologist who specializes in working with writers. She has helped hundreds of doctoral students and many academic writers at other stages in their careers. She has taught writing at several colleges, co-founded the Harvard Writing Center and consulted to physicians and scientists writing at the MDAnderson Cancer Center.

To download the handout from Dr. Bolker’s lecture, click here.

writing is thinking poster part II

Bolker Book Cover




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