The 11th annual Undergraduate Writing Symposium will be held Sunday, March 31, in the John Seigenthaler Center (1207 18th Ave. South). This annual event is a showcase for exemplary writing by Vanderbilt’s undergraduates that honors their achievements as writers and scholars.
Whether you want to come hear amazing fiction and poetry from your peers or engage with the insights they generated in a wide range of course—everything from Medicine, Health, and Society to History of Art, the symposium is a chance to encounter the tremendous range of undergraduate writing on our campus.
Modeled after an academic conference, the event centers around two hour-long sessions. Each featuring a set of concurrent panels, whose undergraduate panelists present and discuss a piece of writing they are proud to share with an engaged audience. The event will conclude with a reception followed by a Closing Ceremony featuring the announcements of first-year writing awards and Vanderbilt seniors reflecting on their journey as writers across the past four years. New this year is an award for the best First Year Writing Research Essay, sponsored by the Vanderbilt Libraries.
Drop in for an hour or stay for the whole event!