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This program helps maintain or reinforce solid writing practices and focus. Providing the “break talks” are very helpful, reminding all of us how to break things down and pace.
Saturday Write-In Attendee

NEW!

Practice-Writing Program

This semester, the GWS is piloting a new Practice-Writing program. Starting the first week in September, we will meet biweekly, in-person for 2 hours to practice writing in academic English in an informal, low-stakes environment. Each 2-hour session will include time to write to a given prompt and to discuss your writing with a partner. We will also engage in whole-group sharing/discussions, and Dr. Yvonne Lee will offer a writing "lesson" at the end of each meeting. 

Registration is required. Participants are asked to commit to the entire semester and to complete an end-of-program evaluation to help us determine if we should continue this offering.  

Registration for Practice-Writing Program is Closed

Graduate Communications Summit: Writing and Speaking as a Global Citizen

You are not alone! Graduate writing is complex. Join us for this interactive writing series designed to empower graduate students to become confident, capable writers. Engage in the writing process by selecting breakout sessions designed to address your specific writing concerns and receive individualized attention at our writer’s corner. Meet fellow graduate writers and join us for lunch and discussion. Leave with resources and strategies to enhance your writing. 

Presented by ICAPE and the Graduate Writers Studio. Saturday, October 15th, 9:00am -1pm. In-person at EWFM Library.

Registration fee of $20.00 is required.

 

Email Dr. Lee at yrl219@lehigh.edu with any questions. 

Weekly Just-Write Sessions

Weekly just-write sessions are held mutliple times each week and are open to any Lehigh University graduate student. 

Graduate writers can use this time to work on their own writing while knowing that others are also writing. Each just-write session may use the pomodoro (or similar) technique to balance writing & break times. Writers are welcome to stay for the entire session or to enter or leave the session as their schedule permits, and they may attend as many or as few as they find useful each week. Registration is not required.

Monday Evenings, August 22nd through December 12th, from 4:00pm - 6:00pm -  via Zoom (click here to enter).

Due to low attendance, Wednesday morning Just Writes have been cancelled for the remainder of Fall 22.

Friday Afternoons, August 26th through December 16th, from 2:00pm - 4:00pm - via Zoom (click here to enter). 

Saturday Write-Ins

Saturday Write-Ins occur the second Saturday of the month from 9:30am - 5:00pm. In-person and virtual participation is available. Graduate writers can use this time to work on their own writing while knowing that others are also writing. Writers are welcome to stay for the entire session or to enter or leave the session as their schedule permits, and they may attend as many or as few as they find useful.

Registration is required and will open 2 weeks before the registration deadline. 

September 10th - Register Here by Wednesday, September 7th at noon EST. (Free and offered in EWFM room 520. Registrants will be asked to choose 1 mode of participation.) Lunch will be provided.

October 8th - Register Here by Wednesday, October 5th at noon EST(Free and offered in EWFM room 520. Registrants will be asked to choose 1 mode of participation.) Lunch will be provided.

November 12th - Register Here by Wednesday, November 9th at noon EST. (Free and offered in EWFM room 520. Registrants will be asked to choose 1 mode of participation.) Lunch will be provided.

Weekend Writing Retreat

Weekend Writing Retreats occur once per semester. They provide graduate writers an opportunity to dedicate extended time to their writing projects, meet other graduate students, and attend instructional workshops on topics related to writing. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Fall 2022 - Weekend Writing Retreat will be held from 9:30am - 5:00pm in a hybrid format on Mountaintop Campus in the Wood Dining Room on Satuday, November 19th and Sunday, November 20th 

Registration is required. In-person registration can be found here(Register by Monday, November 7th for one of the 40 spots!)

Virtual participation is an option and is FREE! Use this registration link if you want to participate virtually: https://forms.gle/RYhAVr6KvnJcnGxL6

The cost for graduate students is $40 due at the time of registration. Registration is refundable if you participate for the duration of the event. (Writers who can attend the full weekend will have priority registration.)   
  • Location: Mountaintop Campus in the Wood Dining Room
  • Meals provided
    • Breakfast & lunch Saturday
    • Breakfast & lunch Sunday
  • Workshops will be offered on Saturday afternoon
  • Writing consultations will be available

Email yrl219@lehigh.edu for more details.

NSF GRFP Working Group(s)

If you are a STEM student who is a senior or first- or second-year graduate student and are planning on applying for the NSF GRFP fellowship in October, this group is for you. We will meet 2 times per month in July and August, then at least once per week in September and October. We will discuss application expectations and will help each other during the drafting process.

Fall 2022 Meeting Schedule

  •  Tuesdays, virtually via zoom (enter HERE with Lehigh credentials)  from 6:00pm - 7:00pm from August 30th through October 11th. 

  • Wednesdays, in person at Packer House from 1:00pm - 2:00pm from August 31st through October 12th. 

Email Dr. Yvonne Lee at yrl219@lehigh.edu for more information.

 

Manuscript Writing Course

This is a summer course offered each summer. During the course, participants will work on transforming a current piece of writing into a possible publication. More information about this course will be available in the spring semester. 

Cost: $20 per person

Registration Not Available at This Time

I really enjoyed getting to hear from other graduate students on where they are at in their programs and enjoyed feeling productive and meeting my goals.
Weekend Writing Retreat Attendee