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Workshops and Writing Groups

The Writing Studio offers writing workshops open to all Vanderbilt students as well as weekly writing groups. Below you can register for or find out more about both.

Instructors: Are you looking for our In-Class Workshop Offering and Request Form, one of the ways the Writing Studio supports faculty and the teaching of writing?


Spring 2022 Writing Workshops

Application Essay Essentials

Thursday, January 27, 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Join us at the Writing Studio for a workshop focused on navigating the challenges of composing an application essay. We will explore what an application essay should be aiming to accomplish and consider what application reviewers hope to learn about you in reading it. As we will discuss, not all application essay prompts are the same, so we will be thinking broadly about different kinds of applications. Whatever your particular focus, you will leave this workshop with strategies for how to share your story with readers in an impactful, memorable way, whether you are just getting started or well on your way to a finished application.

To participate, please register for the event here.

Spring 2022 Writing Groups

Graduate and Postdoc Writing Groups

This spring, the Writing Studio will offer weekly writing groups for graduate students and postdocs on Monday afternoons 2-5 and Friday mornings 9-12. Participants are welcome to attend one or both days and are encouraged to commit to attending regularly. During each weekly meeting, participants share their writing goals at the beginning of the session then check in again toward the end to share their progress. A Writing Studio facilitator is available on Zoom throughout to provide an additional sense of community and accountability. To participate, please complete a registration form. Questions? Please contact

In addition to weekly writing groups, the Writing Studio offers support for graduate students and postdocs interested in creating feedback-oriented writing groups. Although not required, peer review groups tend to work best when they are discipline-specific. If you are interested in creating a peer review group, please contact for more information.