Writing Beyond the Academy: A Week with Professor and Writer Michael N. McGregor For academics who wish to reach a broad audience, July 25-31, 2018August 1, 2018 By Collegeville Institute 2 Comments 2018 Writing Beyond the Academy workshop participants (Left to Right, Front Row): Mary Moschella, Kim Bridgford, Cassandra Nelson, Kathleen M. Fisher, Jennifer Owens-Jofré, Joyce Mercer, and Beverly Mitchell. (Back Row): Sylvia McGregor, Michael N. McGregor (workshop facilitator), Chad Thralls, Vance Morgan, Al DeGiacomo, Bonnie Miller-McLemore, and Amy McDowell. 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.” Like this post? Subscribe to have new posts sent to you by email the same day they are posted.