Reading like a writer: how reading can improve writing

Thursday 25th of June

2.30 – 4.30pm

Katie Grant

Katie Grant, FHEA co-created the Advancing Academic Writing skills website for the University of Glasgow where she was the Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow. A columnist, occasional broadcaster, author of ten novels (Sedition, her latest, is published by Virago), chairman of judging panel of Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction, an occasional book reviewer for, amongst other publications, the New York Times, she runs writing workshops on improving the quality, reach and impact of academic writing for all levels of HE. Long experience of the practical, emotional and organisational challenges of writing for deadlines and for different audiences informs all her workshops. She understands first-hand the value of getting writing done and getting it done well. 

About this Session

For researchers, reading to increase knowledge is obviously important. Less obvious is how our reading can improve our writing. In this workshop we’ll read like writers i.e. unpick the techniques writers use to create different effects; dissect the choices writers make and analyse how and why they make them; and identify writerly ways not just with words but also with punctuation. 

Click Here to Register (Please note that places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis)

First published: 27 May 2021