Text Box: Faculty Writing Group



In business since 2000.  Professors working with professors on their scholarly (and sometimes creative) writing.




Check out this great article, one of a series, on academic writing (thanks to Mary Kennedy in English  for the tip): http://www.insidehighered.com/advice/hoelscher/hoelscher1


The Journal of Scholarly Publishing is also helpful and often even interesting, with such titles as “Surviving Referees Reports” and “On Falling Behind Schedule.”  You can access the journal through the campus library (start with this link); the database Academic Search Complete carries it.


SUNY Cortland Writer:

If you work at SUNY Cortland and write, you are welcome to participate in our upcoming meetings of the Faculty Writing Group.

The FWG is open to SUNY Cortland’s working professionals: teachers, researchers, adjuncts, emeritus, administrators, and staff at any level.  


The FWG members do not read or critique works; instead, we collaboratively engage such writing problems as where to send a manuscript for publication, how to organize a complex chapter, how to establish a realistic writing schedule, how to best find the beginning for a new project or abandon an old one, and the like.  


Participants have about five minutes to articulate their writing challenge; they then listen for advice and suggestions (if desired) from the assembled writers.  The final step is to identify a specific writing goal for the upcoming month.  This goal may be as small as “open the files of old drafts and organize them” or “send out manuscript to publisher x.” 


Generally the focus is on grants, research and scholarship, but we have discussed memoir, travel writing, and poetry.   Our purpose is to provide writers a way to reflect on, plan and sustain our writing.







The Faculty Writing Group don’t mess around.



First Friday of Each Month, 2010

October 1

November 5

December 3


Spring semester 2011 – let me know if you'd like to have a meeting and we'll make it happen. 


Regardless, remember: Nulla dies sinea linea


Qs? Contact David Franke, English & Professional Writing, x5945 or dtfranke@cortland.edu