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Writers' Night

The University library invites all students at UiO to an evening in Georg Sverdrups hus where we are focusing on writing. Get a writing consultation, attend lectures, yoga and get inspiration from our workshops!

Activities held in English (full programme in Norwegian)

Changes may occur.

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17:00–17:05 blyanterWelcome!
Introduction to Writer's night.
Scene HumSam 

personerWriting café and consultations with the writing mentors
Bring your assignment, the writing mentors from the Academic Writing Centre are ready to guide you!

Scene HumSam


penneholderIn your own words?
A quick consideration of references and citations, academic interaction, and common misconceptions about "your own words." With David A. Burke


pcIntroduction to the Factiva database
The Factiva database from Dow Jones contains news sources from various languages and all corners of the world. The broad range of content provides both local insight and global perspectives on business issues and current events. Use it to search for a specific topic and region. Bring a subject of your academic interest or a country you want to study closer, and we will search together in the newspapers for this area as covered by Factiva.

With subject specialist Ragnhild Sundsbak.

18:30–18:50 skrivemaskinSome tips to make revising less difficult
With Frank Azevedo, copyeditor and freelance writing instructor.

personerDrop-in help
Get help with EndNote, LaTeX and Zotero  –  and put your references in good order. 
Please bring your own laptop.

  • LaTex 17:30-20:00, with Karoline Moe
  • Zotero 17:30-19:30, with Pål Lykkja
  • EndNote, 17:30-20:00, with Ragnhild Sundsbak og Mads Baklien

klokkeShut up & write
Are you struggling to find the time to write? Writing together is easier. Write for 45 min - 15 min break - repeat! 


Study area on the ground floor

Simple exercises for concentration and relaxation using sound- and breathing meditation. We have a few yoga mats, bring blanket and pillow if you like. With Liv Nome. 

Liv is a musician and yoga instructor. She has more than 20 years of yoga experience, the last 13 years as a Hatha yoga instructor. 

20:00–20:20 Writing as process – a quick guide to Søk & Skriv
From disposition to finished product, or an all-over-the-place 'method'? Search, read and write all at once with Søk & Skriv. 
With Martina Mercellová, Academic writing centre


Don't forget a pen, your papers and a computer. If you are planning to stay the whole evening, it is a good idea to bring something to eat and drink.

We will serve free coffee, tea and some snacks.


Photo: UiO/Hanne Baadsgaard Utigard, Simen Kjellin, Shane Colvin, Sophie Barth and

Published July 3, 2019 1:44 PM - Last modified Oct. 16, 2019 11:52 AM