SFSU Creative Writing grad students, come join your classmates for various ways to stay sane, have company, and keep writing. For now, everything is virtual; when it’s safe to have in-person events, we absolutely will. 

And, if you haven’t already, join the Slack! It’s like the Grad Reading Room or Café Rosso on campus, but virtual. For a link to join, email Neha Bagchi, or any classmate who’s already in.

Recurring: The Writing Groove

When: Multiple times each week; see schedule below.

What: The Writing Groove is an informal way to support each other as we work on assignments and creative projects. We spend most of our time writing (mics off; cameras preferably on), and afterwards we discuss Important Writerly Things, like “omg whyyyyy won’t my characters behave?” and “…what if my Muse is ghosting me?”

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

Get your Writing Groove on at the following times each week:
Sundays 6 – 8 pm, hosted by Jasmine Mosher
Mondays 7 – 9 pm, hosted by May-Li Khoe
Tuesdays 9 – 11 am, hosted by Gretchen Cion
Thursdays 9 – 11 am, hosted by Tracy Shapiro

Questions? Please contact one of the hosts listed above.

Recurring: Submissions Party

When: Every fourth Saturday of the month, 4 – 6 pm.

What: With friends by your side, submitting work for publication is easier and more fun. Each two-hour session includes: 30 min of resource-sharing, plus info on how and where to send your work; 60 min to send it out; and 30 minutes to chat, debrief, commiserate, and celebrate.

Feel free to drop in and out as you need.

  • 30 minutes – Intros, answering questions, sharing resources, building collective knowledge
  • 60 minutes – Submitting! Every time you submit, come off of mute and caterwaul with pride!
  • 30 minutes – Debrief, hang out, unwind, discuss, whatever

Questions? Contact Gretchen Cion, Quinn Fairchild, or Julia Shackelford. 

Summer 2022 GWC Grad Gathering 

When: Friday, May 6, 2022, 6 pm to 8 pm

What: Join your classmates online as we decompress from the semester, share our highs and lows, toast each other, and make as merry as we can on Zoom. Set your intentions for the summer, share plans and ideas, and, you know, just hang out.  

Where: on Zoom. (Make sure you’re signed into your SFSU Zoom account!)

Questions? Contact Neha Bagchi.