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Writers Workshop

  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8
  • 9.30 - 5
  • 24 Mar 2015
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This workshop seeks to inform participants about some of the processes involved in writing to get published, as well as demystifying this increasingly important activity for the profession.

 

€10 IASW members/ €25 non-members

 

Jim Campbell has recently been appointed as Professor of Social Work at University College Dublin. He teaches and researches in the areas of mental health social work, and social work and political conflict. In July he will be standing down as co-editor (with Professor John Pinkerton, Queens University of Belfast) of the British Journal of Social Work after five years. Recent text: Campbell, J. and Davidson, G. (2012) Post Qualifying Mental Health Social Work, London: Sage.

 

Workshop rationale

It is often the case that social work practitioners, managers and trainers lack confidence in writing and getting published, despite the fact that many journals and publishers want to encourage more of this activity in these areas. This workshop seeks to inform participants about some of the processes involved in writing to get published, as well as demystifying this increasingly important activity for the profession. The workshop is designed to provide information but also to enable discussion and participation. 

 

9.30  Tea, coffee & registration

10.00 -11.00: Presentation: Getting Published

The workshop will begin with a presentation on two types of publications: (a) peer review journal articles; and (b) books/book chapters. The first part, on getting peer review articles published, will focus on key stages in the publication process. This includes the choice of journal, understanding journal expectations, submission, revision and dissemination. The second part of the presentation will highlight the different publication and writing process associated with books and book chapters. It will include choice of topic, understanding publisher choice and expectations about single authored, joint authored and edited books, and the variety of styles associated with writing book chapters.

11.00-11.45: Small group exercise: Discussion about possible opportunities for publication

11.45-12.30: Feedback from small groups:  Q&A session and summary of outcomes, facilitated by Jim

Then its over to you to start writing....

The room has been booked until 5 p.m. to provide you with the time and space to build on the momentum of the morning session. Endless coffee supplied!