Announcing Write Together at Home: Graduate Writing Summer Program

By: JSKI Staff, 
Sun, 05/17/2020

Writing is hard. Writing while isolated at home is even harder. So let’s support each other by writing together this summer! 

New for 2020, the Write Together at Home graduate writing summer program provides graduate and professional students and post-docs with community, structure, and resources to support their writing. This program is designed to kick-start summer writing practice during the month of June, as well as to help establish writing practices and peer writing networks that will sustain writing throughout the summer.

This four-week program (June 1-26, 2020) includes the following:

  • Writing group meetings: Students will be placed in small groups of 4-5 writers based on responses to the registration form. These groups will meet on Zoom every Monday in June to discuss goals, progress, and challenges in the writing practice/process.

  • Write-Ins: In addition to the small group meetings, this program will offer four two-hour write-ins during the week. These write-ins are optional opportunities to write together with a supportive community.

  • Consultations with writing tutors: During the write-ins, experienced writing consultants from the Graduate Writing Service and ELSO will be available for short individual meetings to provide writing feedback and advice.

  • Canvas site: This program uses a dedicated Canvas site to facilitate ongoing asynchronous conversations about writing practices, to share resources and materials, and to reflect on writing goals and experiences. 


  • Be ready to commit to attending weekly one-hour writing group meetings on Mondays during the month of June. Three time slots are available (all EDT): 9:00-10:00 am, 1:00-2:00 pm, and 3:00-4:00 pm; you can let us know which time slots work with your schedule on the application. Participation in the Writing Group Meetings are expected; participation in the Write-Ins and Canvas Discussion Board conversations are optional.

  • All Cornell graduate students,professional students, and post-docs are welcome to join this program. The program is restricted to 120 participants. The program is offered free of charge. 

  • Complete a program registration form by Friday, May 22. Click here to register.

Important Dates

  • May 22: Registration deadline

  • May 28: Notifications will be sent to registrants about writing group assignments.

  • May 29: Program Canvas site will go live. 

  • June 1: First Zoom writing group meetings, with the remaining meetings taking place on June 8, 15, and 22.

  • June 2: First Zoom Write-In (9:00-11:00 am EDT); each week, Write-Ins will be offered on Tuesdays (9:00-11:00 am EDT), Wednesdays (2:00-4:00 pm EDT), Thursdays (3:00-5:00 pm EDT) and Fridays (9:00-11:00 am EDT).   

Learn more about the Write Together at Home Graduate Writing Summer Program


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