Writing Groups

In collaboration with the Rackham Graduate School, the Sweetland Center for Writing coordinates several student-led writing groups for graduate students writing their dissertations or theses. These interdisciplinary writing groups provide structured, peer-facilitated support to aid writers through long-term projects.

Dissertation Writing Groups (DWG) place writers from various disciplines but in similar stages of their dissertation projects together to share work in-progress and encourage ongoing writing production. Masters Writing Groups (MWG) also bring together students from various disciplines to support writers engaged in extended graduate-level writing projects including seminar and conference papers, articles and reports, and theses. 

Writing Groups typically consist of four members including a group leader. Participants must be in the writing phase of their dissertations or theses and be available to meet eight times per semester to workshop group members’ writing on a rotating basis. Each group will determine meeting schedules and expectations.

Those interested in becoming group leaders must provide additional information with their applications. Group leaders attend a facilitator training workshop and mentor meetings through the term. Read more about Dissertation Writing Groups from former participant Antje Gamble and Konstantina Mary Karageorgos.

Applications for Fall 2015 groups, due in late August, will be posted here.