Upcoming and recurring GWC events:

May 7: Grad Gathering
Grad student check-in and conversation

Recurring: The Writing Groove
Virtual cafe-style write-ins

(Missed the “What’s Next?” Panel held on April 13? No worries. Watch the recording here.)

April 13, 2021, 6 pm: “What’s Next?”

This event is for all writers, regardless of where you are in the CW program (Undergrad, MA, MFA), who are interested in pursuing writing after you complete your degree/s. We’ve gathered writers at various stages of their creative journey to talk about some of the options for writers with Creative Writing degrees. Each writer will share their personal journey post-graduation, followed by a panel discussion about how they used their degree to move forward in their lives as writers, and a Q&A where you can ask them questions directly. Questions? Contact Zac:

May 7, 2021, 7 pm: Grad Gathering

Zoom link to join

The Grad Gathering is our end-of-semester, grad-students-only check-in. We’ll talk about how this semester went for you, and how we can make the next one even better. We’ll listen to your concerns related to the department and the program, and update you with what we know. At the end, we’ll have time to just hang out together, and dream a bit about the summer. We’ll send out a survey in advance, and use your responses to inform our discussion.  

  • Checking in on your quality of life and writing during the Pandemic,
  • Hearing your suggestions for improving the program, 
  • Sharing our writing goals for the summer,
  • Updating you on the department’s efforts around diversity, and
  • Having a little social time together before we break for the summer.

Questions? Contact Neha:

Recurring: The Writing Groove

We have expanded our Write-in sessions and now have a total of 4 weekly sessions. Here’s info and links about them; please drop in for as many as you would like. They’re informal ways to support each other as we work on assignments and creative projects. We spend most of our time writing, and afterwards we discuss Important Writerly Things, like “omg whyyyyy won’t my characters behave?” and “wait what’s that GIA/GTA thing again?” and “ack I’m about to graduate now what?”

The structure for each session is like so:
15 min: check in; share what you’ll be working on
90 min: writing (video on, mic off)
15 – 30 min: check back in; chat

  • Wednesdays & Fridays, 8 – 10 am 
    • Link
    • Questions? Contact Becky ( or Glenn ( 
  • Wednesdays, 1:30 – 3:30 pm
    • Link
    • Questions? Contact Celeste ( or Gretchen (
  • Sundays, 6 – 8 pm
    • Link
    • Questions? Contact Neha (; prepare sushi bribes.