Wednesday Evening Graduate Writing Group

Meeting time: 5 to 8 p.m. CT
Format: registered (same attendees each week)
Mode: hybrid, with both in-person and virtual participants
Location: Helen C. White Hall, 6th floor AND online
Facilitator: Dottie Mayne

This evening graduate writing group is dedicated to providing graduate students with community, accountability, and focused writing time in the most flexible format possible: hybrid, in-person, and virtual. Each week you can decide if you’d like to meet with us in Helen C. White Hall to get some in-person contact, socialization, and peer pressure (because it can be easier to stay on task when other people who know what you’re planning to work on can see your screen). Or you can decide to join us virtually via Zoom to enjoy the advantages of working wherever you want (because the food you have at home is already paid for and all your books are there too). Regardless of whether you join us in-person or virtually, each week we’ll have a 15-minute opening where we’ll use a Google Doc to set and share goals and consider a writing or wellness-related prompt in groups. Then we’ll have sustained writing time, during which your facilitator, Dottie, will be available (both in-person and virtually) to chat about your work. We’ll close with sharing (on our Google Doc and in groups) what we accomplished and consider a question to help us transition away from working and into the rest of our evening.

To be considered for a Fall 2021 writing group, please fill out this form:

Writing Group Interest Form

Forms received by Sunday, September 12, at 11:59 p.m. CT will receive priority consideration. Forms received after this date will be considered for additional openings or for our waitlist. 

We will let you know your writing group assignment by Thursday, September 16, and you’ll receive follow-up communication from your facilitator, including logistics about your meeting space(s), before your group’s first scheduled meeting. If you have any questions about our writing groups, please email Jenny Conrad, Writing Groups Coordinator.