Writing and Wellbeing
Date: Thursday, February 11
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Presenter: Helen Sword
Registration: Register through My Learning Connection. When you register, you will receive a copy of her book Air & Light & Time and Space: How Successful Academics Write (Harvard UP, 2017). A Zoom link will be sent to all registrants prior to the event.
Are the pressures of productivity, perfectionism, and/or the pandemic taking a toll on your health and wellbeing?
Attend a workshop with Helen Sword where she will help you establish a calming, nurturing writing routine that will replenish your physical and emotional energy rather than sucking you dry.
For Spring 2021, we have simplified the Virtual Writing Retreat sign up process. Each month, we will have a two-day session with day-long Zoom rooms open. People may drop in and out as they please and work together virtually for as long as they like. Each Zoom link will be good for both days of each month’s retreat. We will schedule any workshops or special activities during the same Zoom meetings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or feedback.
Spring 2021 retreat schedule
Thursday, February 18, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday, February 19, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Use link: https://missouristate.zoom.us/j/93643225466
Thursday, March 25, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday, March 26, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Use link: https://missouristate.zoom.us/j/95728336863
Thursday, April 22, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday, April 23, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Use link: https://missouristate.zoom.us/j/95018181528
Wednesday, May 19, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 20, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Friday, May 21, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Use link: https://missouristate.zoom.us/j/92290130095
NCTE is offering a Mindful Writing Series every Saturday from January 9 to February 13. Sessions are hosted by Dr. Alexandria Peary. Dr. Peary specializes in mindful writing presenting a 2019 TEDx talk titled “How Mindfulness Can Transform the Way You Write.” We are at risk for burnout and COVID fatigue and this impacts our writing as well. This series is designed to help you refuel and find balance. Sessions will include guest speakers and experts on mindfulness and guided meditation. This series is NOT sequential, you can participate in any of the sessions that work with your schedule. There is a registration fee of $10 per session or $60 for the series. Mindful Writing Series Registration. Contact email@example.com for additional information or if any questions.
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