Duke Writes Symposium
The theme of this year's Duke Writes Symposium is Compose Yourself: Writing for Change. The symposium gives upper class students a unique opportunity to practice applying academic writing skills to new situations beyond conventional course work. All sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible and attendance is free of charge. The event will be held November 2 from 12:30 - 4:30 in Perkins Library.
This year the focus is on how students can use writing to bring about change in their own lives and as a tool to engage with others. Keynote speaker and Duke alum Jimmy Soni, the 27-year-old Managing Editor of online news site The Huffington Post, will discuss his experience with how writing can shape the world.
The application period for this symposium is now closed.
12:30 - 1:00 pm Registration
1:00 - 2:00 pm Opening Remarks and Keynote Speech
2:00 - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 - 3:45 pm Concurrent Workshop Sessions
3:45 - 4:00 pm Break
4:00 - 4:30 pm Debrief and Closing Reception