Graduate Writing Groups

UWC Writing groups provide support, encouragement, and accountability.

This fall, the UWC offers multiple weekly Quiet Writing groups led by our consultants. These meetings include 10 minutes of accountability check-ins and 50 minutes of writing. Groups meet for 4 weeks, and members are required to attend all 4 sessions.

  • Registration is now closed for September writing groups.
  • October group options will be posted on this web page by September 28.
  • Online registration for October groups will open at 9:00am on Sunday, October 1 on this web page.
  • Availability is limited, and online registration is first-come, first-serve.
  • 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).


  • Groups meet in four-week cycles. All September groups will meet in the UWC (PCL 2.330).
  • 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 2 group meetings 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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