Graduate Writing Groups

UWC Writing groups provide support, encouragement, and accountability.

This fall the UWC is offering weekly Quiet Writing groups led by our consultants. These meetings include accountability check-ins and a period of sustained writing. Groups meet for four weeks, and members are required to attend all four sessions.

  • The second fall session of writing groups will meet from October 22 through November 15, 2018. 
  • You may choose between a one-hour or two-hour group meeting.
  • All groups will meet in the Perry-Castañeda Library (PCL), Room 4.102.
  • Online registration for the fall session of groups will open at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 15, 2018 and close at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 20. 2018. To register, please click the Group Options links listed below.  Availability is limited, and online registration is first-come, first-served.
  • If you are interested in starting your own writing group outside of the UWC, please refer to our “Starting a Writing Group” guide (link below).

Fall Session 2 Group Options:


  • Groups meet in 4-week cycles. All fall session writing groups will meet in PCL 4.102.
  • Since the purpose of a writing group is to provide consistent support and accountability, writers are required to attend weekly meetings on time for the full four weeks. Writers who miss more than one group meeting or repeatedly arrive late will not be permitted to participate in UWC groups for the rest of the semester.
  • For support and community without a weekly commitment, visit us for a consultation or try our Saturday retreats!

Starting your own writing group?

Our handout introduces practices that you can use to start sustained writing groups and peer review groups. You can use this guide to try writing together with peers in your department, with friends outside of academia, or with one writing partner. There’s no one best way to run a writing group—try a few approaches and see what works best for you!

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