Join Fall & Winter Opportunities for Writing Support

Oct 24, 2022

It’s not too late to start a regular writing practice this quarter!

Are you currently working on a writing project (or several)? Would writing in community with other faculty help motivate you to make progress on your writing goals?

The Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs and the University Writing Program & Writing Center invite faculty of all series to join a weekly Write-in-Place (WiP) session, where faculty gather (either in person or via Zoom) and write alongside colleagues from across campus. WiP sessions offer minimal facilitation and provide faculty with dedicated and focused time to work on their own writing projects.

The fall 2022 WiP schedule:

  • Tuesdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, in-person (Community Commons 2nd floor, Faculty Lounge) and Zoom link 
  • Fridays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, in-person (AAC 340) and Zoom link, EXCEPT Friday, November 18, which will be in the Faculty Lounge

You are welcome to join WiP sessions at any time. Drop-in for a quick 30-minute writing block or stay for the full three hours if your schedule allows!

It’s also time to start making plans for the Winter quarter!

Do you want to develop a sustainable writing practice in the new year? Do you want to prioritize writing time in your schedule? Registration is now open for Winter 2023 Writing Accountability Groups!

Writing Accountability Groups (WAGs) are weekly sessions structured around an NCFDD curriculum designed to foster faculty wellbeing and productivity. WAGs consist of small groups of 3 – 5 faculty and a trained facilitator who focus on the process of writing. Sessions include discussion and structured writing time, and participants produce an artifact by quarter’s end (to include manuscripts, strategic plans, grant proposals, promotion materials, etc.). WAG sessions meet once a week for 90 minutes, beginning the week of January 3 (Week 1).

We will also offer WiP sessions this winter. Although these sessions are always open to drop in, registering in advance ensures that your availability will be taken into consideration when organizing session times.

If you are interested in joining a WAG and/or a WiP in winter quarter, please complete this registration survey no later than Friday, December 2.

Did you know the Writing Center offers writing groups for graduate students?

Please share the schedule for writing groups with your graduate students and advisees! Grad WAGs and WiPs are open for students to drop in at any time, and these groups will be offered again in the winter.

If you have questions about any of these programs, please contact Megan Kelly, Writing Accountability Program Coordinator, at megan.j.kelly@du.edu.

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