Write Together at Home: Graduate Writing Summer Program
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About this program
Writing is hard. Writing while isolated at home is even harder. So let’s support each other by writing together this summer!
New for summer 2020, the Write Together at Home program provides graduate and professional students with community, structure, and resources to support their writing. This program is designed to kick-start your summer writing practice during the month of June, as well as to help you establish writing practices and peer writing networks that will sustain your 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.
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)
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.
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 22. Click here to register. (Please note: the program has reached its cap of 120 participants; additional registrants will be added to the waitlist and will be notified by May 29 of any openings).
May 22: Registration deadline (please note: this program has reached the cap of 120 participants; additional registrants are added to a waitlist)
May 22: Drop-in Zoom office hours, to answer questions about the program; contact email@example.com for the Zoom link.
May 26: Notifications will be sent to registrants. Group assignments will be made and communicated to accepted students.
May 29: Program Canvas site will go live. Waitlisted applicants will be notified if seats become available.
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).
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 facilitators are:
Tamar Gutfeld, Writing Consultant, Graduate Writing Service
Leigh York, Writing Consultant, Graduate Writing Service
Michelle Cox, Director, English Language Support Office
Zoom Office Hours
To answer questions about this program, we are offering drop-in Zoom office hours on Friday, May 22, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT. For the Zoom link, contact Michelle Cox (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions may be directed to Michelle Cox (email@example.com).
Additional summer writing support
During summer 2020, take advantage of additional support offered by Cornell programs. Click here to learn more.