The Graduate Writing Center is pleased to announce its newest initiative, writing groups. The Teachers College Graduate Writing Center will facilitate Independent Writing Groups and Facilitated Writing Groups. The independent writing groups, which are organized in fall or winter quarter, are for graduate students at the dissertation writing stage. The groups facilitated by Graduate Writing Center staff are offered spring and sometimes summer.
The Graduate Writing Center helps organize independent groups that run independently after a mandatory orientation workshop. We organize these groups once a year, usually early winter quarter. To apply to be in an independent group, you may be at any stage of the dissertation as long as you are able to commit to writing 3-4 new pages for each writing group meeting (weekly or biweekly). If you are interested in participating in an independent writing group, please complete and bring the writing group questionnaire posted here to the workshop listed below. Attendance at the workshop is mandatory for those interested in being in a group.
In addition, graduate students who are trying to organize their own independent writing groups may contact us for information on best practices throughout the year. Email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with "independent writing group" in the subject line.
The Center is also sponsoring a Writing Group Grant Program. Please look for additional information beginning fall '15.