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Spring Break Grad Thesis Writing Retreat

11 Mar

This Spring Break, you don’t have time to lounge on a beach in Mexico or binge-watch House of Cards. This year, you’re working on your graduate written thesis. But you do deserve a break — an opportunity to put away distractions and focus on writing. You deserve a day or two at the Spring Break Grad Thesis Writing Retreat.

Check out the poster below for details and RSVP before it fills up.

Thesis Writing Retreat


Clerestory Wants Your Words!

12 Feb

A little bird told us that Clerestory, a collaborative publication of RISD and Brown undergraduate work, wants more RISD writing submissions — this means you! Don’t miss the next deadline: Thursday, February 20. See poster below for more information.

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Clerestory Call for Submissions

18 Feb

Whether you already have something you’d like to see published or you’re looking for a reason to polish your pet project, an opportunity has come your way.

Clerestory Journal of the Arts is a biannual literary and arts magazine that draws submissions from undergraduate students at both RISD and Brown. They are currently seeking submissions of visual art, video, music, poetry, prose, and creative nonfiction for their Spring 2013 issue. We are always intrigued and inspired by this collection, and we would love to see your work in the next issue.

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Visit to find more information, read their blog, and view past issues. Then send your submissions to .

Writing Opportunities for Artists

1 Feb

Looking to do some writing this summer? Check out these inspired and inspiring opportunities.


Triple Canopy Call for Proposals
Artists & Writers
Proposal Deadline: February 11

Triple Canopy is one of our favorite online art & culture publications. Their latest call for proposals emphasizes the intersections of print culture history, emerging technology, and public spaces as they expand their work from the textual to the performative and beyond. If you have an idea for an offline project that makes innovative, persuasive use of its form and medium, check out Triple Canopy’s call for proposals:


Artists, Designers and Musicians
Application Deadline: February 15

The Banff Centre supports multidisciplinary artists, leaders, and researchers in their creative and innovative endeavors. This summer, they are running a six-week residency focused on documenting and publishing, language as documentary form, and conversation and music as improvised publishing. The program will include a series of workshops, a week of public events, and opportunities to produce both content and published forms. Check out the details at the Banff Centre’s website:

Calling all Oprahs, Iras, and Ariannas

2 May

Always wanted to write for The All-Nighter, but didn’t know how, or couldn’t fit it in with your coursework? The Writing Center is really excited about this new workshop-style course: Journalism in the 21st Century. Taught by English faculty Philip Eil, the course will feature guest speakers and discussions on pitching stories, developing topics, interview strategies, and journalism ethics, and introduce case studies ranging from This American Life to All students will contribute to weekly editions of RISD’s online student newspaper, The All-Nighter.

Look for these posters across campus and contact the Liberal Arts Office for more information or to register for the course.


Write for The All-Nighter

13 Oct

Hello there! My name is Courtney Lam and I’m a junior in Textiles. Apart from being a tutor at the Writing Center, I’m also the editor-in-chief of The All-Nighter, RISD’s online student newspaper. As a visitor to this website, you probably have some interest in writing, and contributing to The All-Nighter is a great way to get your work out to a broader audience. We publish weekly issues on our website,, and our different sections—News, Opinion, Spotlight, Lifestyle, and Inspiration—cover a wider range of topics relevant to RISD campus life.

Even if you’ve never tried your hand at journalism before, our editors will help you along the way as you investigate the stories that interest you. Writing for The All-Nighter is a great way to be participate in the community and be informed about what’s going on. It’s also an opportunity to help improve communication on campus. Because RISD students have diverse skills, and since we are a digital publication, our articles can take less traditional forms and we’re happy to discuss any ideas you may have—from shooting video interviews to drawing comics to making infographics.

We acknowledge that studio workloads are heavy and that writing takes time, so don’t feel as though writing for The All-Nighter needs to be a full-time commitment—last year, we had a mix of regular contributors and guest writers, and we try to accommodate individual schedules. If you’re interested in joining the team, we meet every Sunday night at 7pm in the Tap Room (4th Floor of Memorial Hall), and if you have any specific questions, you can email me at Hope to hear from you!