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?
August 30, September 20, October 18, November 8
ePortfolio Studio, RBD Library
Registration is now open. Before registering, please note that 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.
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. In instances where missing part or all of a session is unavoidable, you must notify our office five business days prior to the start of that session and follow our make-up policy. If you do not fulfill this commitment or do not adhere to the make-up policy, you will be unable to attend or register for subsequent Office of University Writing events until you speak with a member of the Office of University Writing staff.
Questions about WriteFest? Contact the Office of University Writing at 334-844-7475 or email email@example.com.