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2023 Undergraduate Writing Symposium

Welcome to the 2023 Undergraduate Writing Symposium’s central hub for information about this spring’s two symposium events. For an overview of this annual celebration of undergraduate writing, visit About the Symposium.

Undergraduate Writing Symposium

The Writing Studio’s 15th annual Undergraduate Writing Symposium will feature first-year authors as well as authors of advanced undergraduate research projects presenting and discussing their work.

UWS 2023 Schedule-at-a-Glance

When: Friday, March 31, 3:00-6:00 PM | Where: Commons Center MPR

  • 3:00-3:15: Panelist Check-In
  • 3:15-3:30: Welcome from the Writing Studio
  • 3:30-4:10: Spotlight Panel
  • 4:15-4:55: Concurrent Session 1, Panels A & B
  • 5:00-5:55: Concurrent Session 2, Panels C & D
  • 6:00: Closing Remarks and Reception

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View the full Undergraduate Writing Symposium program

More about the submission process for the Undergraduate Writing Symposium can be found on our UWS submissions and self-nomination page.

Undergraduate Creative Writing Symposium

When: Thursday, April 13 | Where: Alumni Hall

The Undergraduate Creative Writing Symposium will feature the poetry, fiction, and nonfiction of undergraduate authors across the university. The event will be held in partnership with the Immersion Vanderbilt Showcase.

Full program schedule and access to each showcase’s asynchronous gallery of undergraduate writing will be available as we approach each event.

To learn more about the submission process for the Undergraduate Writing Symposium, please visit our UCWS submissions and self-nomination page.