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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.

Spring 2018 Dinner and a Draft Schedule (and registration)

February 6 – with Guest of Honor Allison Anoll (Political Science)

Date and Guest for second spring event TBA

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

On Writing is a series of conversations with faculty and other advanced writers at Vanderbilt about their writing practices. Conversations examine writers’ eccentricities and the ways in which a given writer generates ideas, cultivates a style, and responds to various writing situations.

On Writing events are free and open to the public.

Spring 2018

Coming soon!

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.