Tuesday Morning Drop-in Graduate Writing Group for Second Language Writers

Meeting time: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT
Format: drop-in (attend when you’re available)
Mode: hybrid, virtual participation with option to gather in our physical space
Location: Helen C. White Hall, Room 6191

Facilitator: Dottie Mayne

This hybrid (in-person and online) drop-in graduate writing group is for graduate students for whom English is a second language. Whether you’ve been writing in English as a second language since primary school, you’ve recently started doing academic work in English, or anything in between, you will be able to find community with your peers through this group. This group aims to provide you with the most flexible options possible. As a drop-in group, you can come any week(s) the group works for you. Regardless of whether you join us in person or online, our group opening and closing sessions will take place on Zoom. 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. Our opening and closing sessions will be framed around weekly themes like asking for help, editing for errors with articles, and strategies for growing your vocabulary. During the writing time, your facilitator, Dottie, will be available both in person and online to chat about your work. We’ll close with sharing (on our Google Doc and on Zoom) what we accomplished and consider a question to help us transition away from working and into the rest of our day. 

To attend this writing group online, please click here for a Google Doc with instructions and a Zoom link. Note that you will need to be logged in to UW-Madison’s GSuite in order to access this document.

If you would like to sign up for email notifications related to this writing group, please fill out this form:

Writing Group Interest Form

If you have any questions about our writing groups, please email Jenny Conrad, Writing Groups Coordinator.