Opening Lines is CRASSH’s writing group for Cambridge postdocs/early career researchers in arts, social sciences, and humanities writing their first books. The group is run by Asiya Islam (Joyce Lambert Research Fellow, Newnham College, Cambridge) and it aims to provide support to first book writers through a sustained programme of writing and related activities, including weekly writing sessions, workshops on writing strategies led by a writing coach, sessions for peer feedback on drafts, and events with editors/publishers to learn more about the process of publishing. We hope that it will enable academic writers to improve their writing craft, set themselves goals, and work towards them in an environment of friendly accountability.
This is the first such group at the University of Cambridge.
Applications for the 2021/22 group are now closed.