Write Together at Home: Graduate Writing Summer Program

About this program 

Kick-start your summer writing over the month of June! While writing is one of the most challenging aspects of graduate school, we have found that having a collective space and community for writing is key to happier summer writing. The Knight Institute is pleased to offer the Write Together at Home Program for its third consecutive year, and would love to see you among our many participating writers.

The Write Together at Home Program provides graduate students, professional students, and postdocs with community, structure, and resources to support their writing. This program is designed to help you establish writing practices and peer writing networks that will sustain your writing throughout the summer. 

This four-week program (June 1-28, 2022) includes the following components:

  • Writing Group Meetings: This program is anchored by writing groups: small supportive writing communities. Each week, small groups will meet to discuss writing goals, progress, and challenges. All participants will be placed in stable small groups of 5 writers based on responses to the program registration form. Writing Groups will meet on Zoom on Wednesdays. Groups may also choose to attend the same write-ins.

  • Write-Ins: Write-ins provide opportunities to write together with a supportive community. This program will offer multiple two-hour write-ins during the week, with most taking place on Zoom, but some taking place in person.

  • Consultations with writing tutors: Tutoring sessions provide opportunities to meet individually with an experienced writing consultant to talk through a writing challenge or receive feedback on a draft. The three graduate program facilitators will also be offering tutoring sessions on Zoom throughout the week. 

  • 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. 

Program eligibility

To be eligible for this program, you must be:

  • a Cornell (Ithaca campus) graduate student, professional student, or post-doc through the month of June (not alumni; not a Cornell Tech student)

  • currently working on a writing project

  • primarily seeking writing motivation and community (rather than writing instruction or review of your drafts)

  • able to commit to attending a weekly one-hour writing group meeting (June 1, 8, 15, and 22). 

To join this program

This program is sponsored by the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, and offered free of charge. 

To join, complete a program registration form by Friday, May 20. Click here to register

Important dates

  • May 20: Registration deadline
  • May 26: Notifications will be sent to registrants. Group assignments will be made and communicated to accepted students. Program Canvas site will go live.
  • June 1: WTAH program begins with writing group meetings.

Program staff

This program is being offered by the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines, as a collaboration between the Graduate Writing Service and English Language Support Office. 

The program graduate facilitators are:

  • Tamar Gutfeld, Writing Consultant, Graduate Writing Service

  • Ewan Robinson, Former Writing & Presenting Consultant, English Language Support Office

  • Amanda Domingues, Graduate Writing Consultant, Graduate Writing Service, and Multilingual Tutor, Cornell Writing Centers

Program staff includes:

  • Michelle Crow, Director, English Language Support Office

  • Tracy Hamler Carrick, Director, Writing Workshop and Graduate Writing Service

  • Amanda Munson, Program Assistant, English Language Support Office

Contact us

Questions may be directed to Michelle Crow (mtc225).

Additional summer writing support

During summer 2022, take advantage of additional support offered by Cornell programs. Click here to learn more.

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