2023 Write Together at Home Program: Summer Writing Support for Postgraduates

About this program 

The Write Together at Home Program provides graduate students, professional students, and postdocs with community, structure, and resources to support their writing. This fully online 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 (May 30-June 23, 2023) 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 strategies, goals, challenges, and progress. 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 at the start of each week.
  • Write-Ins: Write-ins provide structure and community for writers. Each write-in starts and ends with check-ins on writing goals, and is structured by Pomodoros – blocks of focused distraction-free writing time. This program will offer multiple online two-hour write-ins during the week.
  • Consultations with writing tutors: Tutoring sessions provide opportunities to meet individually with a graduate writing consultant to talk through a writing challenge or receive feedback on a draft. The four graduate program facilitators—all experienced tutors from the Graduate Writing Service and the English Language Support Office—will be offering tutoring sessions on Zoom throughout the week. 
  • Canvas site: This program uses a dedicated Canvas site to communicate with participants, and provide writing resources and materials. 

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 community, structured writing time, and writing motivation (rather than writing instruction or review of your drafts)
  • able to commit to attending a weekly one-hour writing group meeting (May 30, June 5, June 12, and June 20). 

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 19. Click here to register. 

Important dates

  • May 19: Registration deadline
  • May 25: Notifications will be sent to registrants. Group assignments will be made and communicated to accepted students. Program Canvas site will go live.
  • May 30: 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:

  • Katherine Baker, Writing & Presenting Consultant, English Language Support Office
  • Amanda Domingues, Writing & Presenting Consultant, English Language Support Office
  • Rachel Horner, Writing Consultant, Graduate Writing Service
  • Kelly Richmond, Writing Consultant, Graduate Writing Service

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@cornell.edu).

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