The UWC offers weekly, drop-in write-on-site programming for writers. The write-on-site program provides both a scheduled, recurring time for students to work on their projects and a supportive community of fellow writers. It’s a space for writers of all disciplines to come together to talk through their writing, receive support, and make progress on their projects.
Our Fall 2021 write-on-sites will be offered on Tuesdays from 5-7pm and Thursdays from 10am-12pm, both online via Zoom (https://iu.zoom.us/j/5417543236).
Each week, the write-on-site program starts with time for writers to check in with each other about their writing. They share what they’re proud of, what they’re struggling with, and any other updates about how they’re doing and feeling as a writer. Then, writers share helpful tips with each other based on these check-ins. After this, everyone is given time to write. Writers are encouraged to attend every week, but weekly participation is not a requirement.
The write-on-site is a space for all types of writing that students might be asked to do, and for writing in every stage of the writing process. Writers can choose to stay for the whole event or to drop by and write for however long they would like.
Currently, this event is hosted online via Zoom. The virtual write-on-site helps to re-create some of the incidental socializing that’s missing from a socially-distanced experience, and helps to foster community among writers in a time that often makes this difficult.
For more information, please see this blog post that the write-on-site facilitator wrote about the program. If you have questions, write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure that the phrase “write-on-site” is in the subject line and that you address your message to Nathan, the Writing Group and Write-on-Site Coordinator.