To join a writing group, simply attend one of the Writing Group-Up sessions offered at the beginning of the semester where you will meet other writers like yourself.

FACULTY Writes Groups

CSU Writes helps faculty connect with other faculty on campus to create a group that works best for each faculty member's long-term writing needs and goals.

To join a writing group, please attend the Faculty Semester Writing Launch and Group Up at the beginning of the semester. Or get in touch with Dr. Quynn at

Many FACULTY Writes writing groups are structured as Accountability Groups. In these groups, 2-4 faculty focus on the progress of their work.  They may meet weekly or bi-monthly to report on where they are in their writing plan and how they are meeting their writing goals. Although you may wish to participate in a "Women Faculty Writers" group,  a "Black Scholars" group, or another group. If so, please note your preference on the Writing Group Request form at the Writing Group-Up at the beginning of the semester. If you know of colleagues who would like to participate with you, bring them to the group up!



GRAD Writes Groups

Writing groups are a powerful tool for graduate students who are negotiating the challenges of writing theses or dissertations. The group will help you make progress through goal setting, support, feedback and accountability.

To join a writing group, please attend the Graduate Student Semester  Kick-Start and Group Up at the beginning of the semester. Or get in touch with Dr. Quynn at

With the exception of cohort groups, writing groups are interdisciplinary, which gives you the opportunity to develop your close reading skills and to write with audience awareness to scholarly readers. Participants in writing groups remark that having to explain their work to an intelligent outsider makes their writing much clearer and stronger.

If you are part of cohort in a field of study and have not yet started a writing group, CSU Writes can help you establish best practices and methods so that you can work efficiently, kindly, and effectively. If you are part of a cohort who already writes together, CSU Writes can provide additional information and help on best methods for getting the most out of your graduate research and writing--You and your colleagues can join as a formed group to then bring in additional members as you wish!