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Weekly Write-ins

Come write with us at our weekly, structured writing time.

All graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty are welcome.

Writing regularly and with a sense of support contributes to accomplishing writing goals. You can join your graduate and postdoctoral colleagues every Friday afternoon from 1:00-4:00 p.m. in 4123 McKeldin for structured time to write. 

Sign in with your writing goal and/or writing question, grab a cup of something caffeinated, and we’ll begin with a short (less than 15-minute) presentation on some aspect of research or writing. Then, settle in to writing. Fellows from the Graduate School Writing Center will be available to offer support in brief, one-on-one consultations. On the first Friday of each month, librarians from the Research Commons will offer a Research Write-In, featuring brief presentations about various relevant issues in research. 

Space is limited, so advanced registration for each session is encouraged (but never required). You can register through our online scheduling system.  

Registration commits you to: 

  • Arrive on time and stay for the complete session.
  • Turn off access to any online websites or programs that will distract you.
  • Limit phone calls to emergencies or scheduled break times.
  • Contribute to being a supportive member of a writing community.

Write-Ins for Fall 2017  begin on Friday, September 8, and continue through Friday, December 8th. Research Write-Ins are October 6, November 3, and December 1.

Contact Information

Writing Center
The Graduate School
University of Maryland

5100B McKeldin Library
College Park, MD 20742

301-405-9871
gradwritingfellows@umd.edu

Open Monday–Friday
Fall, Spring & Summer terms
Appointment only