What is WriteFest?
WriteFest provides students in the writing stages of their theses, dissertations, or pieces for publication with the time, space, and resources to work on their writing. Participants will benefit from the opportunity to join a community of writers, participate in discussion and information sessions, and get feedback from Miller Writing Center consultants on a monthly basis throughout the semester.
Who Should Attend?
Graduate students working on their thesis, dissertation, or piece for publication and undergraduate students working on an Honors thesis.
When and Where Does it Happen?
January 11, February 8, March 8, and April 12
ePortfolio Studio, RBD Library
Registration is required and you must commit to attending the entirety of each session, completing a total of 12 hours of work with the program over the course of the semester. Space is limited to 24 students, and you must apply to be accepted for participation in this program. Click here to submit your registration application now.
Application Procedure: Complete the registration application form, providing us with your writing goals and the email address of an AU faculty member who can recommend your participation in this program. Your writing goals should be something concrete and measurable (finish the first draft of a thesis chapter or section, draft an introduction, revise a chapter – something reasonably specific and tangible).
Acceptance into the Program: We will contact the AU faculty member you identified to verify that you are a good candidate for this program. Upon receiving verification from the faculty member, we will notify you of your acceptance into WriteFest.
Expectations for Participants
WriteFest is a free program. However, you must commit to attend the full three-hour duration of all four sessions. If you do not fulfill this commitment, or do not notify our office of your need to cancel by seven business days prior to the start of a session, a $30 cancellation fee will be charged to your AU Bursar’s account. This fee covers the cost of arranging for consultants and providing light refreshments. A make-up policy is in place for situations where missing part or all of a session is unavoidable. Please contact our office for more information.