Free speaker series by Columbia: Writing Inside and Outside the Academy

by Chava Nerenberg, Graduate Programming Assistant
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 4:00 PM

In the 21st century, scholars must write for a wider range of purposes and publics than ever before. They write to share their work with researchers in their fields and across disciplines. Many scholars also write to reach readers in the public sphere.

This fall, join Dr. Nicole B. Wallack, the Director of Columbia’s Undergraduate Writing Program in the Department of English and Comparative Literature for five conversations with scholars who bridge the worlds inside and outside of the academy through their writing: Prof. Brian Greene, Prof. Mignon Moore, Prof. Denise Cruz, Prof. Cindy Lott, and Prof. Marco Tedesco. The series will explore the diverse roles writing plays for these scholars in the natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, and the professions. They will offer us glimpses into their writing habits and practices. They will share what they find creative in their writing projects and processes. They will consider the challenges of writing for their disciplines and for general readers. Attendees will have an opportunity to pose questions to guests during our Q&A. Writing can feel daunting at the best of times. Join the series to explore how we can reach new readers in these especially challenging times.

Click on each of the links below for more information and to RSVP!

Writing the Humanities Inside and Outside the Academy
with Professor Denise Cruz
When: Wednesday, October 7, 5-6PM EDT

Writing the Social Social Science Inside and Outside the Academy
with Professor Mignon Moore
When: Wednesday, October 14, 5-6PM EDT

Writing for a Mission-based Audience: Policy, Law, and Nonprofits, Inside and Outside the Academy
with Professor Cindy M. Lott
When: Wednesday, October 21, 5-6PM EDT

Writing Stories of Climate Change Inside and Outside the Academy
with Professor Marco Tedesco
When: Wednesday, October 28, 5-6PM EDT

Click here to read more about the featured speakers.