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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.

 

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

Registration before Thursday 11 October 9:00 in the morning

 

 

 

 

 

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

Date and time: Thursday, 1 November from 9:30 to 12:00hrs or from 15:00 to 17:30hrs.

 

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

Date and time: Thursday, 15 November from 9:30 to 12:00hrs or from 15:00 to 17:30hrs.

 

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

Date and time: Thursday, 29 November from 9:30 to 12:00hrs or from 15:00 to 17:30hrs.

 

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, 17 January 2013 from 9:30 to 12:00hrs or from 15:00 to 17:30hrs.

 

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

Date and time: Thursday, 31 January 2013 from 9:30 to 12:00hrs or from 15:00 to 17:30hrs.

 

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

Date and time: Thursday, 21 February from 9:30 to 12:00hrs or from 15:00 to 17:30hrs.

 

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. 

 

Prices

UM students: 25 euros per workshop (6 for 130 euros)

UM staff, alumni and members SenUM: 75 euros per workshop (6 for 400 euros)

Non-UM participants: 100 euros per workshop (6 for 550 euros)

 

These workshops are sponsored by the Limburg University Fund/SWOL

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