Upcoming Events

To register for events, fill out the forms linked below or contact me directly at daniel.newman{at}utoronto.ca. Note that you must provide a UofT email address to fill in the forms. The list below is not exhaustive. For general information, see my Writing Support page.

Featured below:

  1. Writing Tuesdays: a weekly writing camp (January 12, 2021 – ).
  2. Roundtables in Sociology (Feb 2, 2021) and Drama (Feb 10, 2021)
  3. Science Writing Clinic on crafting strong sentences (Feb 18, 2021)
  4. Dissertation & Article Working Groups (Life & Physical Sciences)–Winter 2021
  5. Working Groups for Post-Doctoral Research Proposals–May-June 2021

Don’t see something for you? Contact me to suggest topics for workshops or roundtables in your department.


Selected 2021 Events

Writing Tuesdays (9:30-2:30 weekly): Starting on January 12, 2021, I will host a weekly writing camp on Zoom. After a quick goal-setting session, we will write “together,” with scheduled breaks, till 2:30. Participants can attend when they wish, but the best way to use the camp is to make it a regular part of their schedule. Grad students from any unit in the Faculty of Arts & Science are welcome. To join, fill out this form.

Publishing as a Graduate Student (Sociology): February 2, 2021. A roundtable featuring several current Sociology PhDs who have published articles, as well as two faculty members who have served as journal editors. Contact me to register (you must be in the Sociology Department).

The Scholars’ Writing Life (Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance: February 10, 2021. A roundtable featuring faculty members and a recent PhD graduate from the Centre. Contact me to register (you must be in the Drama Centre).

Clear Scientific Writing, Part II: Sentences. Last summer, I ran several workshops on Clear Academic Writing. Several attendees from science departments requested a follow-up on writing sentences. Several months later, here it is: Friday March 5, 2021, from 10am-12pm. To register, fill out this form.

Dissertation & Article Working Groups (Life & Physical Sciences): I am running two consecutive DAWGs for scientists, the first from January 28 to March 4, the second from March 18 to April 22. The first one is full, while the second has just a few spots left. However, spots sometimes open up, so it’s worth signing up anyway. DAWGs are capped at 10 participants. You can do so here.

Postdoc Proposals Working Groups: spring is the time to start writing proposals for postdoc applications due in the fall. These working groups offer a chance to learn about proposal writing and to get early drafts reviewed and revised. The two groups will meet on alternating Thursdays 1-3pm: May 6, May 20 and June 3 (Life & Physical Sciences) and May 13, 27 and June 10 (Social Sciences & Humanities). Cap is 16 participants. Registration begins April 1, 2021, here.