November Writing Support Group
WELCOME TO THE NOVEMBER WRITING SUPPORT GROUP
This semester is coming to a close and to say that it has been challenging does not fully express the arduous nature of Fall 2020. Keeping this in mind and with Thanksgiving quickly approaching, we are hosting a two-week writing support group. We want to create an empathetic space for researchers and scholars to accomplish personal writing goals while coping with the effects of multiple stressors (the global pandemic, recent hurricane, presidential election, upcoming holiday season, or any other personal obstacles we may not know about).
The goals that you set for yourself can have a broad range:
- Writing goals: for conferences, dissertations, papers for publication, reports, blogs, etc.
- Data goals: for collecting data, processing data, analyzing data
- Mindfulness goals: reflection, journaling, story-telling
- Other goals
You are encouraged to keep the concepts of social innovation, changemaking, and social entrepreneurship in mind while participating in this support group. Some ideas you could consider:
- Does your project relate to social innovation, social entrepreneurship, design thinking, or changemaking such as we promote at the Taylor Center?
- How so? Would you be interested in learning more?
- Does it aim to offer “social impact” more generally? In what ways?
- You could focus on reflecting and journaling around the election and what the outcome could mean for social justice, or consider innovative approaches to improve social justice.
- The idea idea is to have an empathetic space for reflection and sharing ideas.
Optional check-ins will be held on Monday and Friday. These check-ins will give everyone an opportunity to share their experience working toward personal goals and to have ‘social innovation’, ‘social entrepreneurship’, ‘design-thinking’, and ‘changemaking’ focused discussions. They will run 30 minutes via Zoom. In October, check-ins occurred from 3:30-4:00pm, however, this time can change depending on everyone’s availability and preferences.