Faculty Writing Program

The Faculty Writing Program provides a supportive environment for faculty members to receive help with ongoing writing projects.

  • Receive help with scholarly writing in a congenial interdisciplinary seminar.
  • Learn about fascinating research, innovative teaching, and interdisciplinary connections.
  • Review grant proposals, essays, conference papers, chapters, journal manuscripts.
  • Revise and resubmit manuscripts, rejected manuscripts, book proposals, keynote and plenary addresses.

The program consists of ongoing seminars that meet every other week to discuss members' scholarly writings in progress.  Participants may bring material to the program at any stage of its development. Each member has an opportunity to present a draft of a writing project that other seminar members read, review, and then discuss in an engaging seminar. The seminar experience is collegial and non-competitive and provides a safe environment to explore ideas and to receive thoughtful feedback on early work.

The program director writes detailed comments about each paper, gives editorial and publishing advice, and offers strategies for conducting research and completing scholarly writing projects. We learn about fascinating research, innovative teaching, and interdisciplinary connections. We review grant proposals, essays, conference papers, chapters, journal manuscripts, revise and resubmit manuscripts, rejected manuscripts, book proposals, keynote and plenary addresses. At the request of members, the program offers occasional special seminars on topics concerning scholarly writing, research, and publishing.

New tenure-track faculty members receive first priority, but all faculty members are welcome to participate.  Participants may also join a seminar group that has already begun. 

Contact Kathy Charmaz at charmaz@sonoma.edu about openings.