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UCLA Graduate Writing Center

Graduate students may join any number of writing groups at any point while the writing groups are running.

Graduate Student Resource Center

The Graduate Writing Center is conducting writing groups via Zoom in order to support UCLA graduate and professional students during the COVID-19 public health crisis.

Writing-Together Groups (register for any number)

The Summer 2021 "writing-together" groups will take place from July 19th - September 10th. The "writing-together" group format lasts 90 or 120 minutes. At the beginning of the session, graduate students introduce themselves and say what writing project they are working on and what specific writing goal they would like to accomplish during the session. Participants then write quietly for the designated time period. At the end of the session, participants come back together and quickly report on what they did during the session. Upon the discretion of the facilitator, writing time may be further divided into 25-minute sessions (pomodoro technique) or another break structure.

Sign up for "writing-together" groups below by registering at the Handshake link. When you register, you will be emailed Zoom and other information for the writing group:

The writing-together groups will run from July 19th - September 10th, 2021. An occasional meeting may need to be canceled due to holidays (9/6) or when the facilitator is not available.

Mondays:

10AM - 12 PM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/784141

3PM - 5 PM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/784145

Tuesdays:

10AM - 12PM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/784159

3PM - 5 PM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/784175

Wednesdays:

10AM - 12PM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/784181

3PM - 5PM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/784196

Thursdays:

10AM - 12PM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/784206

3PM - 5 PM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/784216

Fridays:

10AM - 12PM. Register on Handshake: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/784220

Please email gwc@gsa.asucla.ucla.edu if you have any questions.

Mindful Writing Retreats

The mindful writing retreat will integrate simple techniques from mindfulness to support the writing process and cultivate an approach to writing that fosters balance, self-care, and well-being. Please bring a current writing project because much of the retreat time will be allocated for writing. All sessions will be conducted remotely via zoom.

Sign up for mindful writing groups below by registering at the Handshake link. When you register, you will be emailed Zoom and other information for the writing group:

1) Friday, July 9th, 10:00AM - 4:00PM (with one hour lunch break)
RSVP on Handshake to receive an invitation: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/772221

2) Friday, July 23rd, 10:00AM - 12:30PM
RSVP on Handshake to receive an invitation: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/772226

3) Friday, July 30th, 10:00AM - 12:30PM
RSVP on Handshake to receive an invitation: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/772229

4) Friday, August 6th, 10:00AM - 12:30PM
RSVP on Handshake to receive an invitation: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/772231

5) Saturday, August 7th, 10:00AM - 4:00PM (with one hour lunch break)
RSVP on Handshake to receive an invitation: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/772233

6) Friday, August 13th, 10:00AM - 12:30PM
RSVP on Handshake to receive an invitation: https://ucla.joinhandshake.com/events/772234

Please email gwc@gsa.asucla.ucla.edu if you have any questions.