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 2016 Dinner and a Draft Schedule (and registration)

February 16 – with Guest of Honor William Luis (Spanish)

March 17th - with Guest of Honor Carolyn Heinrich (Leadership, Policy & Organizations)

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 2016

“Hello from the Other Side”: Lessons from Vanderbilt Faculty on Writing Multiple Books

Please join us for a conversation with Associate Professor of Political Science and Philosophy Brooke Ackerly, Professor of History and Director of Women’s and Gender Studies Katie Crawford, and Assistant Professor of Anthropology Markus Eberl on their “best books” and how the writing process evolves from one project to the next.

Friday, February 12th, 12:30-2:00 PM

Alumni Hall Lounge, Room 100

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 Writers’ Retreats

The Writing Studio’s dissertation writers’ retreats are meant to provide dissertating graduate students with loosely-structured 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. Dissertation Writers’ Retreats are sponsored by the Writing Studio, the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, and the Graduate Development Network