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Become a better, more fluent and more accessible writer

Become a better, more fluent and more accessible writer

Sign up for one or more of Observant's "Effective writing" workshops. Develop a facile pen, learn to focus your angle of approach and improve the structure of your writing. The six workshops are also a great introduction to journalism.

  • The six workshops, presented by professional journalists, can be taken separately. For certain workshops, prior submission of a column or article will be required.
  • The workshops are open to students, UM staff and anyone from outside the UM who is interested. The workshops will be both in Dutch and English.
  • The maximum number of participants per workshop is eight.
  • Groups – of at least six people – can sign up separately. Dates and times will be determined in consultation.

 

Workshop 1: News and press releases: how to get my message or conclusion on paper in a concise way.

Date and time: Thursday, 31 October from 9:30 to 12:00hrs or from 14:30 to 17:00hrs.

 

Workshop 2: The interview: how to go about it, which questions to ask and how to write it down.

Date and time: Thursday, 14 November from 9:30 to 12:00hrs or from 14:30 to 17:00hrs.

 

Workshop 3: Writing about science for a wide audience: how to express complex issues in simple language.

Date and time: Thursday, 28 November from 9:30 to 12:00hrs or from 14:30 to 17:00hrs.

 

Workshop 4: The reporter: how to create a captivating, subject-specific account of a conference, a study day, student event, etc.

Date and time: Thursday, 16 January 2014 from 9:30 to 12:00hrs or from 14:30 to 17:00hrs.

 

Workshop 5: The column: humour, content, anecdote, suspense, all in 400 words.

Date and time: Thursday, 30 January 2014 from 9:30 to 12:00hrs or from 14:30 to 17:00hrs.

 

Workshop 6: Writing for a website: a website is not a paper publication and requires a different approach.

Date and time: Thursday, 13 February 2014 from 9:30 to 12:00hrs or from 14:30 to 17:00hrs.

 

Prices

UM students: 30 euros per workshop (6 for 160 euros)

UM staff, alumni and members SenUM: 100 euros per workshop (6 for 550 euros)

Non-UM participants: 110 euros per workshop (6 for 600 euros)

 

For information, please contact riki.janssen@maastrichtuniversity.nl or 043-3885384

For registration, please contact marion.janssens@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Please indicate whether you are available in the morning, in the afternoon or both. 

 

Check our quick fun quiz about writing and journalism here

 

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