show up & write.

drop-in writing sessions for CSU's research writers

remote write-on-site


january 17 - may 6

  • Log in.
  • Use chat to share your session writing goals.
  • Log your writing time on our Google doc. Before exiting the session, use chat to share your progress with the proctor and session writing colleagues.
  • Return on a regular basis to build momentum and make progress on your writing project this semester.

 5  days a week: 

monday – friday

8am – 4pm (MST)

session proctors

(in alphabetical order by first name)

Abby Ward, Chemistry

Ashlie Johnson, Psychology

Carly DeSanto, Anthropology & Geog.

Colleen Brents, Veterinary Med & Biomed Sci; Environmental & Radiological Health

Deniz Beşiktepe, Construction Management & Civil Engineering 

Dr. Izabela Ragan, Biomedical Sciences

Dr. John Pippen, Music/Theater/Dance

Krystal Kappeler, Economics

Marissa Metz, Biomedical Sciences

Madeline Halseth, English

 Susan Clotfelter, Journalism & Media Communication

Teri Gadd, Horticulture & Landscape Architecture

Proctor Session Times

8 – 10am

10 – noon

noon – 2pm

2 – 4pm

sponsored & designated sessions

This session is designated for CSU’s FACULTY & RESEARCHERS OF COLOR

spring 2022 schedule

mondays & wednesdays 9-11am

proctored by: Dr. Lindsey Schneider, Ethnic Studies

More Information

What to expect

SIGN IN: Use the CHAT function on TEAMS so the session proctor can note your participation. 

LOG: You can log your writing session attendance on a google spreadsheet.

PICTURING ‘show up & write.’: We are collecting pictures of where we write (remotely together; sheltering apart)! See the “Picturing show up & write” segment below. Send your photo with the subject line “su&w PIC” to:

CSUW MUGS: YES, you can still earn a CSU Writes mug by showing up and writing 20 times. (Although, the mug is now a thermal tumbler to keep your hot beverages hot and your cold beverages cold while you write!)

more info re: remote

show up & write. guide

Earn a CSU Writes mug!

Brianne’s Coffee Boomerang, 2017

After 20 sessions (40-ish hours of writing), you earn a CSU Writes mug or pint glass!  

2020-21 options include a Thermal Tumbler and a Pint Glass. While supplies last.

Volunteer Proctors

show up & write. sessions are proctored by dedicated faculty, graduate student, and postdoc volunteers. Make sure to thank the proctor at your session. 

If you are interested in proctoring a session, fill out the form below or email CSU Writes for more information (

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picturing show up & write.

Before COVID-19: Emily Amedee’s T/R session in Plant Growth Facilities