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Event News and Announcements

Recent News and Announcements

Overview of Ongoing Event Series at the Writing Studio

A fountain pen spills blue ink across a yellow and red background, featuring the text "Undergraduate Writing Symposium, Celebrating phenomenal undergraduate writing for over a decade!" Undergraduate Writing Symposium

The Undergraduate Writing Symposium is an annual celebration of excellent writing by Vanderbilt undergraduate students.

The words "Dissertations Writers' Retreat Series" appear on a gold-colored rectangle in the upper half of this image, while the bottom half features a field of purple flowers with the sun on the horizon in the distance. The two halves are divided by a bar containing words describing the event series: "Productivity, Community, Perspective, Support."Dissertation Writers’ Retreat series

The Writing Studio’s dissertation writers’ retreats provide dissertating graduate students with 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.

Weekly Graduate Writing Groups

Here at the Writing Studio, we know that tackling graduate-level writing projects can feel both exciting and overwhelming. That’s why we have designed a graduate student writing group program to help graduate students navigate their graduate writing journey.

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.

The words "On Writing" appear spanning the upper portion of a simple red square on a white background.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.