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Writers' Night 2022

Writing papers can be fun! At Writers' Night you will get inspiration and motivation for every part of the writing process. There will be workshops, talks and practical tips, Shut up & write, drop-in consultations, easy yoga exercises and writing contests!

Students studying, reading and writing.

Photo: UiO/Hanne Baadsgaard Utigard

Coffee, tea and fruit will be served. If you plan to stay for the full event, we recommend to bring some food. Welcome to a social evening devoted to writing!


The following activities are in English. Full program in Norwegian.

17:00 | Norwegian/English | Scene HumSam
Introduction to Writers' night. The writing mentors welcome you.

18:00-21:00 | Norwegian/English | Writing Centre
Drop-in help with EndNote
Do you need help with EndNote? Are you publishing an article in a journal that requires a certain reference style? Ask us! We are happy to help. 

All students at the UiO have access to EndNote, a software for managing bibliographies, citations and references. EndNote can be used to produce in-text citations and lists of references for Word and other word processing programs. 

Bring your own PC or Mac with EndNote installed. Download EndNote from UiO for Windows or Mac. With Marte J. Søyland and Julie Skattebu. 

18:00 – 21:30 | Norwegian/English | Scene HumSam
Writing café with the writing mentors
Bring your assignment and work alone or with others. The writing mentors are ready to assist you!

18:00 – 23:00 | Norwegian/English | Separate area, ground floor
Shut up & Write with yoga
Are you struggling to find the time to write? Writing together is easier. Write for 45 min - 15 min break - repeat! We will provide coffee, tea and fruit.

During the breaks at 20:05 and 21:05 there will be 10 minutes of yoga for those who wish.

18:00 – 18:20 | English | Skriveoasen
A guide to academic storytelling
Yes, it is possible to tell a great story in academic writing. The secret is a magic word: BUT. After a short presentation, you will learn practical tips to write an engaging paper. With Åsmund H. Eikenes.

Åsmund H. Eikenes is a biologist, author, lecturer and enthusiastic storyteller. He has taught science communication courses at UiO for several years and has published six books across several genres. Åsmund currently works as a content designer in the multi-disciplinary design agency Halogen. 

18:30 – 18:50 | English | Skriveoasen
The drama curve: building and releasing tension in writing
When is the right moment for delivering your main points in a paper, thesis or essay? Using the classical drama curve and epic storytelling with examples such as "The Lord of The Rings", Ingerid will lead you through the mysteries of academic storytelling. With Ingerid S. Straume.

Ingerid Straume is a published non-fiction author and writing instructor at the University of Oslo. She holds a PhD in the philosophy of education and is editor of the website

19:30 – 20:00 | English | Skriveoasen
Introduction to the new Zotero 6.0 reference manager
In this presentation, we are going to concentrate on completely new ways of working with PDFs and notes in Zotero 6.0. Just like the smartphone has become so much more than a telephone, the reference managers today have the potential to transform the research workflow. 
With Pål M. Lykkja

20:00 - 20:15 | Norsk/English | Tidsskriftstorget 

Speed-poetry-writing with Arild & Jonas 

Blank pages can be intimidating. In this session, Arild og Jonas invite you to engage in an exercise where you can play with the language (any language). The aim is to get a taste of what it feels like to let go and let your thoughts flow intuitively, freely. Come as you are! We supply paper and writing tools. The activity lasts about 15 minutes.

This activity will be repeated at 21:00 and 22:00.


21:30 – 22:10 | Norwegian/English | Scene HumSam
Simple relaxation and stretching exercises to improve concentration and stress management. You can wear regular, loose-fitting clothes. We have a few yoga mats, but encourage you to bring your own if you have one.
With Liv Nome.

Liv Nome is a classical Hatha yoga instructor and musician.

23:00 - ca. 23:30 | Norwegian/English | Scene HumSam
Contests and poems
The winners of the contests will be announced and some of the poems will be read out loud. With the writing mentors.

Published Mar. 31, 2022 3:34 PM - Last modified Apr. 7, 2022 8:59 AM