Wednesday Evening AOF Scholars Writing Group

Meeting time: 5 to 8 p.m. CT
Format: registered (same attendees each week)
Mode: hybrid, virtual participation with option to gather in our physical space
Location: Helen C. White Hall, Writing Center Commons, and online
Facilitator: Gabbi Kelenyi

Generously funded by the College of Letters and Science and facilitated by the Writing Center, the AOF Scholars Writing Group offers a terrific opportunity for persons awarded an Advanced Opportunity Fellowship from ANY UW-Madison college, department, or program to come together in community, be productive, and support one another in their writing projects, whether seminar papers, conference presentations, dissertation chapters, job market materials, or anything else. This semester, the AOF Writing Group will adopt a hybrid model, meeting in person in Helen C. White Hall (6th floor) AND via Zoom each week. During meetings, group members will share writing goals for the session, write for the majority of the time, and have the opportunity to meet with other group members to give and receive feedback. Additionally, during the allotted writing time, the facilitator (Gabbi) will be available for brief one-to-one conferences with participants to help them set goals, brainstorm ideas, get unstuck, and provide an outsider’s perspective on their writing.

AOF Scholars from any program in any UW-Madison college/ department can sign up for this dedicated writing group by filling out this interest form:

AOF Scholars Writing Group Interest Form

AOF Scholars are welcome to join another, additional Spring 2022 writing group by filling out this general interest form:

Writing Group Interest Form

Forms received by Monday, January 31, at 12 p.m. CT will receive priority consideration. Forms received after this date will be considered for additional openings or for our waitlist. 

We will notify you about your writing group assignment by Friday, February 4. Your facilitator will follow up with a welcome message that includes logistical information about your group’s meeting space(s). If you have any general questions about our writing groups, please email Jenny Conrad, Writing Groups Coordinator. If you would like to find out more about the AOF Scholars Writing Group, you may reach out directly to Gabbi Kelenyi, its facilitator.