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Quiet writing time for faculty, post-docs

The Office of the Vice-Principal (Research) is teaming up with Queen’s University Library to offer communal space for quiet writing on a monthly basis to Queen's faculty and post-docs.

[Fireplace Room]
Quiet space is being made available to Queen's faculty and post-docs once a month on Friday mornings in the Fireplace Reading Room in Stauffer Library. (University Communications)

This space will be offered once a month on Friday mornings in the Fireplace Reading Room in Stauffer Library for the rest of the academic year. The first quiet writing time will be held this Friday, Jan. 29, from 8 am – noon.

“In December we hosted a writing retreat to encourage faculty members to set time aside to stimulate their creativity and to prioritize their writing," says Yolande Chan, Associate Vice-Principal (Research). "The event was a great success, and several faculty members suggested that we provide time and space on campus for faculty to gather to write on a regular basis.”

Several individuals specifically mentioned holding this event in the library.

"The library was delighted to make this space available to faculty," says Martha Whitehead, Vice-Provost and University Librarian. "In our planning we are always looking at ways we can continue to support research prominence through our services, collections and spaces.”

In addition to this Friday, quiet writing times are scheduled from 8 am-noon on the following dates:

  • Friday, Feb. 26
  • Friday, March 18
  • Friday, April 29
  • Friday, May 27
  • Friday, June 24

Space is limited, and registration is recommended to ensure a spot. To register for Jan. 29 writing session click here.

Questions and suggestions may be directed to Yolande Chan at ychan@queensu.ca.