2024 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 28-June 21, 2024) includes the following components:

  • Program Kick-Off Orientation (required): Join us on Tuesday, May 28 (9:00-10:00 am) to meet the program facilitators, other participants, learn more about the program, and start planning your summer writing. During this orientation, we will tell you more about the program and lead you through activities for setting effective writing goals.  All program participants are expected to take part in this kick-off event.
  • Writing Group Meetings: Would you like to meet with a small group of graduate students to set writing goals for the week, celebrate writing accomplishments, and share ideas for addressing writing challenges? If you choose this option, you will be placed in a group of students who will meet virtually at the start of each week.
  • Write-Ins: Do you benefit from having a schedule for writing and from writing alongside other writers? Each week, this program offers multiple 2-hour online write-ins to 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.
  • Writing Workshops: New this year, facilitators will be offering a workshop each week: a time for you to learn writing strategies and reflect on your writing practices.
  • 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 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 or Geneva campus) graduate student, professional student, or post-doc through the month of June (not alumni; not a Cornell Tech or Weill student)
  • currently working on a writing project
  • primarily seeking writing community, structured writing time, and writing motivation (rather than writing instruction)
  • able to commit to attending the program orientation and at least one activity each week

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 17. Click here to register. 

Important dates

  • May 17: Registration deadline
  • May 22: Program Canvas site will go live. For those who choose to be in a writing group: You will be contacted by this day with a writing group assignment.  
  • Tuesday, May 28: WTAH program begins with the Program Kick Off Orientation (9:00-10:00 am EST) and writing group meetings begin.

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. 

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