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Dinner and a Draft

Dinner and a Draft is an opportunity for students to hear faculty talk about their writing and writing processes over a delicious dinner.

Fall 2017 Dinner and a Draft Schedule (and registration)

September 28 – with Guest of Honor Katherine Friedman (Biological Sciences)

November 2 – with Guest of Honor Samira Sheikh (History)

Click here to see previous semesters’ Dinner and a Draft schedules

Undergraduate Writing Symposium

The Undergraduate Writing Symposium is an annual celebration of excellent writing by Vanderbilt undergraduate students. For more information about the event and the nomination process, click here.

Click here to read a post describing the 2017 Undergraduate Symposium or here to view the 2017 program.

On Writing (Spring 2017)

On Writing: Publishing Your Journal Article, will take place on Wednesday, February 22, from 4:00-5:00 PM, in Garland Hall 101. This event is part of the 2016-17 Arts and Science Graduate Student Seminar Series.

Please join us as journal editors from the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences discuss the academic publishing process and give advice for getting your work published in academic journals.  This panel will feature Lutz Koepnick, who has served on the Editorial Board of PMLA and the Advisory Board of German Studies Review; William Fowler, Founding Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Ancient Mesoamerica; and Eva Harth, Associate Editor of Polymer Chemistry.  Jeff Shenton, Assistant Director of the Writing Studio, will moderate the panel.  All Vanderbilt University graduate students are welcome to attend.  Refreshments will be served. RSVP to alan.j.itkin@vanderbilt.edu is appreciated, but is not required.

Dissertation Writers’ Retreats

The Writing Studio’s dissertation writers’ retreats are meant to provide dissertating graduate students with loosely-structured time to work individually in a quiet, collegial atmosphere. We couple ample writing time with optional, one-on-one consultations and daily workshops meant to focus writers on their argumentation, chapter structure, and daily writing goals.

We hold an annual week-long retreat during the summer and mini-retreats during fall and spring breaks. Click here for information on upcoming retreats and application details.