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Teaching Writing Workshop Series

The Writing Studio aims to support the teaching of writing across the disciplines at Vanderbilt and to encourage interdisciplinary conversations about writing pedagogy. Over the course of the academic year, the Writing Studio leads a series of workshops focused on different aspects of teaching writing.

Workshops provide participants with current research, strategies for best practices, and a forum for discussing how these approaches might be adapted to teaching writing in their disciplines. The Teaching Writing Workshop Series is open to all writing instructors.

Fall 2023 in-person workshops will be facilitated by Dr. Megan Minarich, Associate Director, Vanderbilt Writing Studio & Tutoring Services. Questions? Please email


Fall 2023

Scaffolding Writing Across the Semester

Monday 6 November | 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Participants will learn how to use backward design to scaffold writing projects and assignments throughout the semester. In preparation for Spring 2024, they will also have the opportunity to workshop syllabi for courses with writing components. Participants should bring a draft of a spring course syllabus or another syllabus they wish to redesign. Let us know you’re coming!


Incorporating Multimodal Composition

Tuesday 5 December | 12:00 a.m.-1:30p.m.

Join us for a workshop focused on multimodal writing assignments across the disciplines. Multimodal assignments can center writing- and research-related learning goals while allowing students to use their voices as writers in unique ways and to reach wider audiences. Participants will examine different multimodal genres (e.g., podcasts, video essays, social media content, etc.) and brainstorm ways to develop or redevelop writing assignments. Let us know you’re coming!