Graduate Writing Groups

UWC Writing groups provide support, encouragement, and accountability.

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 six weeks, and members are required to attend all meetings.

  • The second fall session of writing groups will meet starting from the week of November 4, 2019.
  • 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.
  • 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).

Second Fall Session Group Options:


  • Groups meet in 6-week cycles. All 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 duration. 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!

What grad students are saying about UWC writing groups:

"The most helpful part of the writing group is having a supportive, friendly, but focused space to go once a week and get things done."
"Required writing time helps."
"The group helped me recognize how much writing I could get done in a short, focused period of time."

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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