Weekly Write-Ins

Weekly Write-Ins

The Writing Center, in partnership with the University Libraries, sponsors weekly write-in mornings on Zoom for Mason graduate students during the fall and spring terms on Fridays from 9:30 - 1:00. Writers bring their coffee, a set of goals, and a commitment to join the group on time and remain for the entire session. We begin with a short conversation about goals and end with a short wrap-up on accomplishments. The remaining time is dedicated to writing. A Writing Center consultant is present to coordinate the session and to take consultations.

If you're looking for group accountability and time to write with other Mason graduate students who are also serious about making progress on their writing goals, sign up for any number of sessions between one and twelve. You may schedule just one or two sessions to get started on a course project, or attend all twenty-four to give yourself regular, structured time to work on a thesis, dissertation, or other writing project.

If you register for a write-in, you are committing to

  • Join the group on time and to stay for the duration
  • Turn off access to Facebook, online games, and other computer/online-based distractions during writing time
  • Minimize distractions by phone by limiting texting and phone calls to scheduled break times
  • Contribute to a supportive writing community among fellow participants

Please register ahead of time. You may cancel up to 2 hours before a session. This event is for Mason students only.

To sign up for a write-in, please register with the Writing Center online, then go to our events page on Mason 360 and register for the dates you'd like. Please email Sarah Johnson at sclevel3@masonlive.gmu.edu with questions. 

The Arlington library often sponsors weekly writing groups as well. To learn more about and register for Arlington writing groups, please visit the Arlington Library Workshop page.