Writing Cafés for Graduate Students

The Academic Success Centre offers free group writing support to all graduate students at the U of A. Our Virtual Writing Cafés provide a small and informal atmosphere for you to focus on your writing goals with the support of a Graduate Writing Specialist. All cafés are held over Google Meet. Your facilitator will schedule and host all sessions.

Virtual Writing Café

Monday Afternoons

Are you looking to make progress on your thesis this semester? Join a Virtual Writing Café. The Write-In offers graduate students a chance to feel a sense of community and establish some accountability. We meet online on Monday afternoons from 1:00 to 3:00. We spend part of the time discussing a writing resource, and we use the remainder of the time to write. To join this writing group, please email success@ualberta.ca. Current U of A graduate students who are actively writing a thesis are eligible to join. Members are encouraged to attend regularly. Please note that registration is capped at 15 participants.

Virtual Writing Café

Friday Afternoons

Do you need additional motivation to finish your thesis or dissertation? If you are a University of Alberta graduate student in search of some positive peer pressure, this Virtual Writing Café might just be the place for you. Comprised of graduate students who meet every Friday to write (and commiserate), this writing group will provide a consistent space where you can work alongside a community of students to regain momentum. Meetings run from 2:00 to 4:00. Students who are interested in joining can email success@ualberta.ca. Spaces are limited and registration will close as soon as we have 15 participants.

Virtual Writing Café 

Monday and Wednesday Mornings

This group is intended for current U of A graduate students who are starting to write their thesis. Each week, you will learn strategies to cultivate a sustainable writing practice, experiment with various approaches to productivity, and spend 60-70 minutes writing with your peers. If you are looking to join a community that will provide motivation and support through the joys and challenges of working through your first chapter, please email success@ualberta.ca. Registration will close once we have 15 participants.