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Workshops & Events

The GWRC offers workshops and other events each semester. Common topics include “Writing a Literature Review,” “Crafting a Personal Statement,” and “Creating Your Job Search Materials.” The GWRC's director or tutors may also be able to provide a classroom-based workshop for your students. Please complete the GWRC Presentation and Teaching Request Form

Write Now: A Dedicated Space for Writing
Friends of the Library Room (Alden 3rd fl.) | 10 AM - noon
January 22

February 5, 19, and 26
March 11 and 25
April 8 and 22 

If one of your biggest writing challenges is making time, then Write Now is for you. Join us for two hours of dedicated writing time. Bring your laptop, headphones, research materials, etc. A tutor will be available to answer questions, but there is no formal presentation. Write now! No RSVP needed.

Writing Literature Reviews
Alden Library 301U | February 8, 2016 | 1 PM-3 PM

Ready to start writing your literature review? Already started writing and feeling stuck? Join us at 1 PM to learn key functions and fundamental structures of literature reviews. At 2 PM we will work on revising our literature reviews. Come for either or both parts. If you have a working draft, bring a paper copy with you. RSVP to by February 4 and specify 1st hour, 2nd hour, or both.

Decolonizing Our Voices: (Re)Writing Ourselves 
A Lunch & Learn co-sponsored by the Women's Center
March 10, 2016 | 12-1:30 PM

Participants will consider how women are/have historically been written by dominant discourses and learn how academic writing conventions impact, and even silence, our writing, identities, and voices. No RSVP needed.

The Long Night Against Procrastination
Faculty Commons & Friends of the Library Room (Alden 3rd fl.) | 6 PM - midnight
April 12, 2016

Get moving on your end-of-semester writing projects by joining us for the Long Night Against Procrastination. Bring your laptops, books, and notes and take part in the GWRC's six-hour writing marathon. GWRC tutors and librarians will be available to assist you. We'll also provide plenty of snacks and caffeine! No RSVP needed.

GWRC Graduation Party
Faculty Commons (Alden 3rd fl.) | 5 PM - 7 PM
April 15, 2016

Celebrate your accomplishments by joining us for a graduation party! Cake and drinks provided. Please bring a potluck dish to share (or just pick up a pizza or something from the store--life is tough in April!) Advisors are also welcome. Please RSVP to by April 10.

Dissertation Writing Retreat
July 11-15, 2016 | 9:00-3:30 PM daily | location TBD
Join us for our inaugural dissertation writing retreat! Fifteen participants will benefit from five days of structured writing time to make real progress on their dissertations or theses. Each day will include brief instruction on writing dissertations and other long projects, additional writing tutoring, short lessons on stress and time management, and plenty of structured writing time. Refreshments will be provided. Participants must commit to the full week. Email questions and request applications at The priority application deadline is April 27.