We are all writers. In academia, every facet of our work life is connected to one or more forms of writing. So, we decided to create a space to foster writing and engage in discussion about the craft of writing.

All members of the broader graduate community (grad students, faculty and staff) are invited to drop-in and take part in creating a ‘mid-week’ space for writing.

Every Wednesday, noon to 3:00 p.m.

Location: Thistle 253 (TH)

Each 3-hour session will begin with a 20 min facilitated conversation or presentation on topics related to writer and writing. The rest of the time; we’ll write. You are welcome to bring your laptop, writing resources and your lunch!

Winter Term- #WriterlyWednesday Schedule:

Wednesday, Sept. 13: Creating Your Writing Practice Only you can create and commit to a habit of writing thats right for you to help you both flourish and finish. Together, we’ll discuss and share insights and tips we’ve gained on our writing practices. Karen Julien,  PhD. Education

Wednesday, Sept. 20: Finding Your Writer’s Voice & Identity Have you considered why you write and to whom you are writing to? How do you want to be known. Are you ready to make some courageous changes? In this session, we’ll address these big questions and help you discover your writer’s voice and identity. Snežana Ratković, Faculty of Education

Wednesday, Sept. 27: Writing for Funding  Writing for funders is a process the marries strategic development and persuasive prose. During this session, we will discuss a general ‘recipe’ that you can use to inform the actual writing of your application components. Rachel Hirsch, Office of Research Studies