Events

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 2015 Dinner and a Draft Schedule (and registration)

February 5 – with Guest of Honor Marzia Milazzo (English)

March 17 – with Guest of Honor Doug Fisher (Computer Science and Computer Engineering)

Click here to see previous semesters’ Dinner and a Draft schedules

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.

Spring 2015 – “Research, Advocacy, and the Academy: Making Writing Count”

The Writing Studio “On Writing” Series will present “Research, Advocacy, and the Academy: Making Writing Count” on Wednesday, February 25, at 4:30pm in Alumni Hall 100. Join George Hornberger, Laura Carpenter, and Ted Fischer for a conversation about combining one’s academic passions with public advocacy. More info here.

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.

Dissertation Writing Workshop Series

Each year this series of workshops addresses a range of issues that writers across the disciplines face as they tackle their dissertations.

Click here for the Fall 2014 Dissertation Writing Workshop Schedule and Registration.

Dissertation Writers’ Retreat

PhD students often use their summers to make significant headway on their dissertations. Each summer the Writing Studio helps start the summer off right for a select group of dissertation writers by providing a structured environment for five days of writing and revision.

Summer 2015 Writer’s Retreat Information and Registration

Teaching. Writing. Learning. Conversations on Teaching Writing

Teaching. Writing. Learning. (TWL) is a campus collaboration of the Center for Teaching, the Writing Studiothe Jean & Alexander Heard Library, the English Language Center, and the Curb Center to sponsor resourceful experiences for anyone who teaches writing at Vanderbilt.

A full description of past TWL events as well as links to related resources can be found on the Vanderbilt Center for Teaching’s TWL webpage.

Words and Woods

Words and Woods is a series of writing workshops that explores the role of language and writing in relation to the natural world. Sessions involve local excursions, written reflection, and group discussion.