Writer's CHAT Series
Looking for some strategies and tools to advance your scholarly writing? Craving some dedicated time to work on a manuscript or another writing initiative? Join us for our summer Writer’s CHAT series where you will have the opportunity to discuss issues ranging from how to join the scholarly conversation to developing your story to working as a collaborative writing team. Each session will also have dedicated time for individual and/or small group writing so participate on your own or with your colleagues.
📅Every Wednesday in July & August from 10am-12pm ET
💻 All Sessions Delivered Virtually (Zoom)
CHAT stands for Conversations in Healthcare, Academia, and Teaching. This is a group-based discussion program that will feature key topics set for by a unified group of organizers on a given theme. After a successful pilot in Fall 2020, we have decided to expand the CHAT series. The summer Writer’s CHAT series entails eight sessions, but they are meant to be drop-in sessions, and do not require prior attendance.
We welcome faculty, trainees and students of all levels to attend these sessions, participate in our discussions and move their writing projects forward.
At the end of this virtual event, participants will be able to:
Identify strategies that they can use to enhance their scholarly writing
Use tools for synchronous and asynchronous writing collaboration.
Advance their own writing initiative(s) through dedicated writing time and peer support.
Each Session will have a Standard Format:
Watch the music video for the relevant session (5 min)
Discussant - short talk about the topic (15 min)
Interactive Q&A (10 min)
Commitment to writing for the day (5 min)
Breakout Rooms - Writing (80 min)
Debrief regarding what was difficult today (5 min)
The following are the dates and times for this 2021 CHAT series:
2) Step by Step...Oh baby! Outlines, Storyboards, and Flow...
📅Wed., July 14th, 2021, 10:00 am
Discussant: Teresa Chan
4) I Wanna Dance with Somebody: Collaboration & Bringing Your Team Together
📅Wed., July 28th, 2021, 10:00 am
Discussant: Brent Thoma
7) Sweet Child of Mine: How to Handle Revisions
📅Wed., August 18th, 2021, 10:00 am
Discussant: Kevin Eva
Watch Past Events
Organizing Committee & Hosts
Ilana Bayer, PhD (@IlanaBayer) is the Director of the Learning Technologies Lab (@MacLtl) as well as Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Molecular Medicine. She has a combined background in health sciences, e-learning, teaching, and training. In her role, Dr. Bayer supports faculty development and research around the use of electronic modalities in higher education.
Interested in organizing a CHAT series?
CHAT stands for Conversations in Healthcare, Academia, and Teaching. This is a group-based discussion program that will feature key topics set for by a unified group of organizers on a given them. We are welcoming of faculty members who wish to organize a similar series for their area of interest or need.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to propose a new CHAT series.