Centre for Writers

Writing Groups

The Centre for Writers opens a limited number of spaces in four free advanced writing groups for international graduate students (with 10 students in each group).

Writing groups will meet for two hours every week throughout the semester. Each session will offer one hour of writing skills instruction and one hour of writing practice on the participants’ own writing projects. Groups will meet in Assiniboia Hall, rooms 1-23, 1-26, 2-36, or 3-30.

Every week, participants will also receive feedback on their own ongoing or new writing projects (e.g., theses, dissertations, essays, papers, conference presentations, abstracts, articles, proposals).

The writing group facilitators are current graduate students/C4W tutors. Students are welcome to choose their group. Weekly attendance is required.

Potential Topics

Depending on the participants' needs and focus of their writing groups, potential topics covered during instruction time could include: 

  • Science writing and scientific writing
  • Advanced editing techniques
  • Finding and using academic sources
  • Improving style and clarity
  • Review of advanced English grammar
  • Mastering punctuation
  • Developing academic language
  • Writing an effective CV/ resume and cover letters
  • Writing a grant proposal
  • Writing an abstract
  • Writing research proposals

Spring/Summer Writing Groups

Registration for the Spring/Summer writing groups is now closed. Please check back in August for more information about our Fall writing groups.