November is Academic Writing Month, an academic write-a-thon that happens every year, inspired by NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) but catering to the specific needs of academic writers. It’s hosted by PhD2Published, as an online space where the global academic community can pledge their writing projects, record progress, and share thousands of writing tips via the #AcWriMo hashtag on Twitter.

We will be joining the University of Sheffield WriteFest (#AcWriFest18) initiative, by bringing together people from across the university to recognise and celebrate writing. During WriteFest we will be running Shut Up and Write sessions and writing retreats to provide you with space and time to write, along with a selection of workshops and resources to support your writing.

WriteFest is a collaboration with the Universities of Manchester, Sheffield, Exeter, Bristol, Kings College London, Keele, Sheffield Hallam, Liverpool, Newcastle, Derby and Adelaide.

The festival aims to provide protected time and space for writing to help you to:


How to get involved:

  • Book onto a workshop or writing retreat – have a look at our WriteFest events page to see what is running
  • Take advantage of the WriteFest resources that have been curated by us and others
  • Use the hashtag #AcWriFest18 to share your progress with other researchers, and follow @SHDocSchool, @SHaRD_Programme and @shu_suw to keep up to date with what is happening during the month.
  • Also use the Academic Writing Month hashtag #AcWriMo to get some inspiration from Academic Writing Month overall