Thursday Afternoon Graduate Writing Group for Writers with Disabilities

Meeting time: 1 to 4 p.m. CT
registered (same attendees each week), plus drop-ins welcome if registered beforehand
Mode: online / fully virtual
Facilitator: Ellen Cecil-Lemkin

Co-sponsored by the McBurney Disability Resource Center, this writing group offers a supportive community of writers for anyone who identifies as having a mental health concern, Disabled, chronically ill, neurodivergent, and/or is affiliated with the McBurney Center. (Being affiliated with the McBurney Center is not a requirement to join this group.) During our first meeting together, we’ll establish our group’s goals and structure beyond having dedicated time for setting writing goals and writing. Additionally, during the allotted writing time, the facilitator (Ellen) will be available for brief one-to-one conferences with participants to help them think through writing strategies, set goals, brainstorm ideas, and get an outsider’s perspective on their writing.

To express interest in joining this writing group, please fill out this form:

Writing Group Interest Form

To receive priority consideration for a Spring 2023 writing group, please complete this interest form no later than Monday, January 30, at 9 a.m. CT. 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 2. Your facilitator will follow up with a welcome message that includes logistical information about your group’s plan for meeting. In the meantime, if you have any questions about our writing groups, please email Sarah Olson, Spring 2023 Writing Groups Coordinator.