How to write so that people will read: writing workshop for CABAH scientists

Madeleine Kelly, Anna Florin, Alex Wall, and Vicki Miller

Wednesday, 2nd June, 2021

Author: Laura Rademaker

'How to write so that people will read' was the central question of our recent writing workshop, “Expand your writing.” The Research Centre for Deep History hosted a writing workshop for scientists in April 2021. Attendees were members of CABAH, of which the Research Centre is now an affiliate. It was an honour to have Prof Ann Curthoys (aka ‘Ann 1’) join us to share her expertise, as well as Prof Ann McGrath (aka ‘Ann 2’) and Dr Laura Rademaker from the Centre. Participants spanned the scientific disciplines and enjoyed presentations from the two Anns as well as discussion about shared frustrations and joys of writing. They were challenged, in the final session, to re-create an academic publication as a piece for public readership. We expect, soon, to see these pieces in print.

We acknowledge and celebrate the First Australians on whose traditional lands we meet, and pay our respect to the elders past, present, and emerging.


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