PWR 1 Studio

Do you come from a background where you grew up speaking or writing in a language other than or in addition to English? If so, you may be interested in applying for PWR’s Studio for multilingual writers, a 1-unit credit/no credit course that you take in the same quarter as your PWR 1, ESF, or ITALIC 95W section. 

Applications for the fall PWR 1 Studio closed at noon on Sunday, September 22.  Application results will be announced by Monday, September 23 at 9am.

What is the Studio?

The PWR Studio (PWR 1WS) is a productive space where you and other multilingual student writers can practice writing strategies you can use in PWR 1, 2, and beyond.  With a focus on group workshopping and individual consultations, the studio is a 1-unit, credit/no credit course that you take in the same quarter as your PWR 1, ESF, or ITALIC writing section.  The Studio has no required coursework or outside-of-class assignments.

When is the Studio next offered?

The following is the Studio schedule for the 2019-2020 academic year:

  • Fall quarter 2019: Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00 PM with Jennifer Johnson
  • Winter quarter 2020: Wednesdays, 3:30-5:00 PM Norah Fahim
  • Spring quarter 2020: Fridays, 10:00-11:30 AM with Tesla Schaeffer

How do I apply?

The application deadline  for the fall PWR 1 studio was noon on Sunday, September 22nd.  It will open again for winter in early November.  At that time, you can apply for the winter PWR 1 studio through our online form, which asks you to respond to the following prompts:

  • Describe your identity as a multilingual writer.  Tell us about your experience writing/speaking in more than one language. (200 words max)
  • Explain why you would like to enroll in the PWR 1 Studio.  What would you like to learn? (200 words max)

Fall application results will be emailed to studio applicants by Monday, September 23 at 9am.

Questions?  Email