Writing Evenings


The Writing Evenings provide the opportunity and space to work on dissertations or other academic texts. The Writing Evenings are open to doctoral candidates, masters students, and postdocs in philosophy. Occasionally, the VDP invites experts in academic writing to share strategies with participants. 

Writing Evenings are held during the winter and summer semesters on Mondays between 15:00 and 19:00 in 3A, NiG, except on holidays and lecture-free periods.


Structure of a writing evening:

  • Introduction (5-10 minutes):
  • Opening remarks by the facilitator
  • Short writing preparation exercise 
  • First writing session* (45-60 minutes)
  • Break (10-15 minutes)
  • Second writing session (45-60 minutes)
  • Break (10-15 minutes)
  • Third writing session (45-60 minutes)
  • Closing circle, opportunity to share progress or raise questions (5-10 minutes)


*The first Writing Session can be replaced by an expert talk on academic writing. 

Questions should be directed to Lisa Tragbar (lisa.tragbar@univie.ac.at) and Eva Liedauer (eva.liedauer@univie.ac.at).