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Writers' Lab

 or "Shut up and write!"

  • Do you suffer from Writer's Block?
  • Do you have difficulty managing time?
  • Do you simply like the idea of a structured writing space with inbuilt support?

man writing plus laptop



Where and when is the Writers' Lab held?

The Writers' Lab is held once a week in the Language Centre on the groundfloor of the Convento di San Domenico. 

It begins on Tuesday 15 October 2020 and continues until June 2020.







The Writers' Lab might be the place for you. 

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What is the Writers' Lab?

The Writers' Lab is a protected writing space, similar to a 'Writing Boot Camp' or 'Shut up and write!' sessions, but with expert support available when you need it. 

For two, three or even four hours every week you can simply 'shut up and write' in the company of other writers. It is not a course. You can join in at any time between 9.00 and 13.00 on Tuesday mornings. 

If you need support, a member of the English Unit will be in the room between 9.00 and 10.30 to help with any questions that may come up. 

Who can participate in the Writers' Lab?

Any member of the EUI can participate in the Writers' Lab.

It is open to researchers, staff members, fellows and partners. 

If you need to write, you can participate.

What do I have to do to participate in the Writers' Lab?

The Writers' Lab is not a course. Anyone who needs to write can participate.

You do not need to sign up for the Writers' Lab. You can join in whenever you like. 

There is no obligation to come every week. 

The most productive academic writers are, however, those that make writing a habit (Boice 2000; Krashen 2002; Belcher 2009).

One way of creating habits is by creating an outside commitment, so we suggest you commit to coming along by signing up with the Language Centre Assistant. Put 'Writers Lab Commitment' in the title.

Make this a weekly two, three or even four hours dedicated to your writing.

If you would like a reminder email on Monday evenings, sign up with the Language Centre Assistant.

What do I need to bring to the Writers' Lab?

Bring your laptop.

Bring any texts you need.

Bring a thermos or change for the coffee machine.

Bring determination to write.




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