Join us for WriteFest 2018

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. Originally hosted by ‘PhD2Published’, the global academic community has now taken up the annual challenge to support each other to pledge their writing projects, record progress, and share thousands of writing tips via the #AcWriMo hashtag.

WriteFest 2018 (#AcWriFest18) was developed by colleagues in University of Sheffield, and this year King’s College London is contributing to this campaign with activities aimed at research staff and postgraduate research students. We are delighted to be working with colleagues across King’s and beyond, including Centre for Doctoral Studies, Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, Research Design Service, University of Derby, University of Sheffield, and Wellcome Trust. Our aim is to bring together people from across the university to recognise and celebrate writing.

Drawing on the format of the very popular Shut Up and Write! retreats, WriteFest 2018 has some added bitesize workshops, a guide to crafting your own ideal writing soundtrack, a creative writing element, and a KEATS module with curated discussions. We encourage all academics, research staff, and research students to join us and write!

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



How can you get involved?

  • Join the discussion on KEATS and twitter
    • Consider what you are hoping to achieve by the end of November
    • Share your goals and log your progress
    • Consider the support you will need to achieve your goals
    • Support your peers and celebrate your progress