Writing Communities

The Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication (CWSC) is introducing two new Online Writing Communities to help mitigate social isolation. We invite any and all members of UBC Vancouver, from undergraduate students to faculty, to gather for a few hours each week to write alone—together. It’s our hope that an Online Writing Community will help everyone stay motivated and stay connected. 

The Online Writing Communities will be held from 9am-11am on Tuesdays and from 2pm-4pm on Wednesdays. They will take place via Zoom and will be facilitated by a CWSC employee, who will lead brief opening and closing discussions and employ the Pomodoro technique throughout. Registrants receive the Zoom link 1 day before the event.

Candidacy to Completion Writing Community

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication are hosting a virtual Candidacy to Completion Writing Community to help mitigate social isolation by focusing on strategies for connecting to complete.

We invite UBC Vancouver doctoral students who have reached candidacy to gather for 2 hours each week to write alone—together. A doctoral candidate from the Centre for Writing and Scholarly Communication facilitates brief opening and closing discussions and employs the Pomodoro technique throughout the 2 hours.

NOTE: This event is limited to UBC Vancouver doctoral candidates and requires a minimum
registration of 20 participants to run.

Facilitator: Niall Mann is a PhD candidate in French literature. He holds degrees in philosophy,
music and Spanish and has worked as a translator and editor. He has a passion for purposeful
prose and lifelong learning.

Date & Time: Thursdays, September 17th to December 10th, 2-4pm PDT.
Registrants receive the Zoom link 1 day before the event.