show up & write.

drop-in writing sessions for CSU's research writers

show up & write.

 show up & write. is held on MSTeams with select in-person options
  • Log in.
  • Use chat to share your session writing goals.
  • 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.

 4  days a week: 

monday – thursday

8am – 4pm (MST)

sponsored & designated sessions

GRANT Writes

Grant Writes is a series of co-sponsored, co-developed offerings for CSU faculty, postdocs, researchers, and graduate students. CSU Writes partners with resident experts to provide low-stakes grant writing support and feedback. Our partners include such avid writers as Dr. Stu Tobet of Biomedical Engineering, Dr. Jeff Wilusz of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology, Dr Izabela Ragan of Biomedical Sciences, and the OVPR’s Research Acceleration Office. 

CSU Writes has supported writers of successful internal and small grants to NIH-R01, NSF-Career, DARPA, USDA, Beottcher, and other granting agencies. 

DROP-IN WRITING                                       

 SEPT 6 – DEC 8, 

TUES & THURS, 2-4pm 

Held Virtually on TEAMS  

Hosted by Dr. Izabela Ragan of Biomedical Sciences. 

GRANT Writes drop-in sessions are open to all grant writers that are working on any type of grant.  

Drop in. State writing goals. Write together.  

FROC Writes

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

Fall 2023 Schedule:


proctored by: Dr. Lindsey Schneider, Ethnic Studies

Volunteer to Proctor

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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show up for 20 sessions and Earn CSU Writes swag!

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.

show up & write. in-person locations

show up & write. sessions are primarily offered in the Visual Arts building, studio H112. Please see the map and pictures below. There is tea and coffee offered at this location for participants.

more info re: remote

show up & write. guide