About Writing Groups
In addition to consultation and working one-on-one with writers, the Writing Center can help writers by facilitating writing groups and workshops. Some of our groups are lead by writing center consultants, but for others, we simply provide the setting and the support, while the group members take the lead.
Writing groups won’t all work the same way. Some writing groups will share drafts with one another and provide a necessary audience and means of critique during the writing process. Some will discuss their writing and struggles. Some will meet simply to serve as an external means of accountability for getting writing done, or as support to make sure that writing is not something that the members have to give up due to busy lives.
A writing group should form to best serve the needs and goals of its members