During the last week in July, the Collegeville Institute hosted Writing Beyond the Academy: A Week with Professor and Writer Michael N. McGregor. This writing workshop was specifically tailored for academics who wish to reach a broader audience with their work. Over the course of five days, participants met together for group sessions, as well as with workshop facilitator Michael N. McGregor for one-on-one feedback.
One participant reflected that the workshop “gave support and permission, not to mention some basic tools and insights about how to improve (writing for a popular audience). It countered a hidden thought that there’s something less than adequate as an academic to be writing this way.”
When asked about their experience with Michael N. McGregor, another participant wrote: “Michael did an excellent job of raising questions about our life and writing in the evening sessions. He wasn’t too intrusive, but injected thoughtful questions that catalyzed juicy conversations.”