Write Together at Home: Graduate Writing Summer Program

By: JSKI Staff, 
Fri, 05/07/2021

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! 

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 1-25, 2021) includes the following options:

  • Writing Group Meetings: WTAH facilitators will lead discussions on goals, progress, and challenges in the writing practice/process. Interested students will be placed in stable small groups of 4-5 writers based on responses to the program registration form. Writing Groups will meet on Zoom on Tuesday, June 1, Monday, June 7, Monday, June 14, and Monday, June 21.

  • Write-Ins: This program will offer multiple two-hour Write-Ins during the week. Write-Ins provide opportunities to write together with a supportive community.

  • Consultations with writing tutors: 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. 

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)

  • ready to commit to weekly participation, either attending weekly one-hour Writing Group Meetings and/or 2- hour Write-Ins. 

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 21. Click here to register

Important dates

  • May 21: Registration deadline
  • May 21: Drop-in Zoom office hours, to answer questions about the program; contact tracyhcarrick@cornell.edu for the Zoom link.
  • May 26: Notifications will be sent to registrants. Group assignments will be made and communicated to accepted students.
  • May 28: Program Canvas site will go live. Waitlisted applicants will be notified if seats become available.
  • June 1: WTAH program begins.

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 facilitators are:

  • Tamar Gutfeld, Writing Consultant, Graduate Writing Service

  • Benedetta Carneghi, Writing Consultant, Graduate Writing Service

  • Michelle Cox, Director, English Language Support Office

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

Zoom Office Hours

To answer questions about this program, we are offering drop-in Zoom office hours on Friday, May 21, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm EDT. For the Zoom link, contact Tracy Carrick (tracyhcarrick@cornell.edu).

Contact us

Questions may be directed to Tracy Carrick (tracyhcarrick@cornell.edu).

Additional summer writing support

During summer 2021, take advantage of additional support offered by Cornell programs. Click here to learn more.

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