Public or community-engaged scholarship have grown in popularity across many disciplines, yet many of us still do not know how to effectively communicate research themes or findings to a broader audience. In this workshop, we will ask: why do you want to write for a public audience? What are the benefits and challenges of splitting off “public” writing from“academic” writing and how can we better define public scholarly communication to avoid this? What are the different types of writing for a public audience, what are the norms of the genre, and how does one choose what type of medium is best? Participants are welcome to bring a research topic or question, side project, or current event they’d like to workshop writing, or simply come with questions and curiosity.
Instructor: Gabi Kirk, WAC Graduate Writing Fellow