Wednesday Evening Graduate Writing Group

Meeting time: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. CT
registered (same attendees each week, attendance required)
Mode: online / fully virtual
Facilitator: Mariam Sedighi

This graduate writing group meets online every week via Zoom. It aims to provide a supportive community for graduate students to work on academic writing projects of any type and at any stage. The bulk of the session will be writing time (approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes). The opening and closing sessions will be dedicated to brief large- and small-group (discussion) activities at the intersection of writing and well-being. These community-building activities include goal setting and sharing, reflection on the writing process, time management, self-care, and so forth. All participants will be given access to a shared Google Doc, on which they note their weekly goals and progress. In addition, during the group’s meeting time, the facilitator (Mariam) will be available for brief one-to-one conferences with participants to help them set goals, think through their strategies, get an outsider’s perspective on their writing.

To express interest in joining a Spring 2024 writing group, please fill out this form:

Writing Group Interest Form

To receive priority consideration for a Spring 2024 writing group, please complete this interest form no later than Sunday, January 28, at 11:59 p.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 Thursday, February 1. Your facilitator will then follow up with a welcome message that includes information about your group’s plan for meeting. In the meantime, if you have any questions about our writing groups, please email Jenny Conrad, Writing Groups Coordinator.