The CHC is organizing Writing in Community in winter and spring 2024 to support students as they work on their thesis projects. Writing in Community are groups of students who come together at a dedicated time to share their weekly progress and write together as a community. Writing In Community does not critique or peer review fellow participants. Instead, it provides writers with the structure of a scheduled time to write and offer supportive accountability from peers to help you develop your writing practice.
Students who commit to a Writing in Community are expected to attend each session throughout the quarter. Sessions will take place in Winter term from Week 1 through Finals Week and during Spring term from Week 1 through Week 7.
Writing in Community sessions are facilitated, run, and attended by CHC students. Students who wish to join a Writing in Community session may sign up beginning Week 1 of Winter term for Winter sessions, and from the end of Winter term through Week 7 of Spring term for Spring sessions.
Schedule and Signup
Writing in Community will be held in the Faculty Commons, located at the east end of the third floor of Chapman Hall. In Winter term, the dedicated days/times are:
- Mondays, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Tuesdays, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.
- Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
- Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
To sign up for your dedicated time, please complete the signup form in Qualtrics. Once you have identified the day and time for your writing sessions, it is expected that you will build this writing time into your schedule. If you decide later to change communities, please complete a new form.
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if I miss my Writing in Community meeting? Should I sign up if I can’t attend every week?
Writing in Community groups hold each other accountable through a mutual expectation that each member will dedicate the scheduled time to their writing and become a source of support through the regular interaction of the group. While this is not a mandatory activity, Writing in Community works best when all participants attend regularly. There will also be an opportunity to join a Writing in Community group at the beginning of Spring term.
Can I join a Writing in Community group late?
You may join a Writing in Community group at any time during the term. Just show up!
Will I be expected to read and comment on the work of other students?
No. Writing in Community is not focused on peer review or critical feedback. Instead, it offers a supportive space to encourage and promote writing.
What happens if I can’t meet at the same time Spring term?
Many students’ schedules change at the end of each term. The Spring Term Writing in Community schedule may stay the same, depending on student feedback, and will be posted by Week 10 of Winter Term.
I have questions about Writing in Community. Who should I ask?