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Open Writing Circles

Open Writing Circles will not be open for Summer 2020. Please take a look at our tips for Writing from Home for additional help.

Writing Circles are a semi-formal (mostly informal) meeting time for groups of writers working on long term projects.

Current participants are primarily Ph.D. students working on dissertations, though other writers are welcome! Every week, writers meet up to sit and write together. Each session begins with brief introductions, updates on work done in the past week, and goal-setting for the current writing-session. At the end of every session, writers check in about work accomplished and writing goals for the next week. Occasionally, additional resources are offered as requested by the group. The purpose of the group is to provide light structure and some companionship for work that can easily feel structureless and isolating.

OWRC supports this group by coordinating times and locations, and other resources as appropriate. Please click here to be added to the Writing Circles listserv, or drop in to Allen Research Commons.

Are you interested in starting your own writing group? UNC at Chapel Hill has great resources. We also love the resources at National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity. UW has an institutional membership, which allows faculty and graduate students to access resources.