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Guest Expert Workshop: Developing Writing Rituals
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When: 8/29/2012
4:00 PM ET
Where: Tele-Workshop
Contact: Jamillah Watkins

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Developing Writing Rituals: A Key to Jumpstarting and Maintaining Productivity
By: Rich Furman

In this workshop, you will learn: 
  • To understand the connection between writing rituals and productivity
  • To assess their current structural/environmental barriers to develop writing rituals
  • Develop writing rituals tailored to their own strengths and limitations
  • Improve their capacity to product consistent, high quality writing 

You may find a sample chapter of his book, Practical Tips for Publishing Scholarly Articles, at


About Rich:

Rich Furman, MSW, PhD, is Professor of Social Work at the University of Washington-Tacoma (UWT).  He is an adjunct professor of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University of Washington-Seattle.  He is also affiliated with the Ethnic, Gender, and Labor Studies program at UWT.  He is the 2011 recipient of the University of Washington-Tacoma Distinguished Research Award.  Rich has published over 100 scholarly articles and 10 books.  His most recent books are Social Work Practice with Men at Risk, Transnational Social Work Practice, Social Work Practice with Latinos:  Key Issues and Emerging Themes, An Experimental Approach to Group Work, and Navigating Human Service Organizations.  His book, Practical Tips for Publishing Scholarly Articles, has helped hundreds of faculty increase their scholarly productivity. 

Rich's main areas of research are men at risk and masculinity; social work practice with transnational Latino populations; and the use of the arts and humanities in social work practice, research, and education.  He has conducted research, practiced, volunteered, and taught throughout Latin America, Asia and Europe, where he has worked with many faculty and doctoral students on their scholarship. 

A qualitative methodologist, Rich is dedicated to innovations in expressive and creative approaches to research.  His practice background includes ten years experience in direct practice and administration.  Rich also teaches periodically in the Doctor of Social Work program of the School of Social Policy and Practice at the University of Pennsylvania.

Rich is available for individual mentorship as well as coaching on writing and publishing academic articles and books.


Find the slides for today's tele-workshop here.

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