Writing groups are designed to protect time and space for you to write, and to promote productivity and accountability through regular check-ins. These writing groups will be most useful to writers working on longer projects, such as a thesis or capstone project. Here’s how they work:
- Groups meet once a week in-person at the UWC and are facilitated by a UWC writing consultant. Our consultants will run a check-in at the start of each session.
- The check-in is an opportunity for writers to set goals, celebrate accomplishments, and reflect on their writing process. Part of our goal is to help you develop generative writing habits and practices so all writers are encouraged to keep a writing log.
- After the check-in, everyone writes quietly for the remainder of the session.
- Writers do not exchange material for feedback, but if you want to do peer review and feedback on your own time, we have resources to support you.
Writing groups only work if writers show up, so it’s important for you to make a commitment to attending all meetings (while keeping in mind that we’re still in a pandemic and unforeseen issues with technology and life are always possible). If you’re a no show for more than two meetings, we will unenroll you from the writing group.If you’re interested in joining a group, simply select a time and day from the following list that works with your schedule. Click on the link and complete the registration form in Eventbrite. Doublecheck that your email is correct — we’ll be sending out information and Zoom links to this address. Fall 2021 Writing Groups will begin on 10/4. All groups will run for ten weeks. Writing groups will not meet the week of Thanksgiving Break or the week of Spring Break .
Enrollment in a writing group is limited to eight people, and registration is first-come first-served.