Advanced Writing Groups

for International Graduate Students


Writing groups are now closed for Winter 2017. If you have applied for a group, you will hear from the C4W sometime during the week of January 9.

Winter 2017 writing groups:

The Centre for Writers is opening a limited number of spaces in five free advanced writing groups for international graduate students (with 6-10 students in each group).

Starting the week of January 16, 2017, these five writing groups will meet for two hours every week throughout the winter semester. Each session will offer one hour of writing skills instruction and one hour of writing practice on the participants’ own writing projects. Groups will meet in Assiniboia Hall, rooms 1-23, 2-36, or 3-30.

Every week, participants will also receive detailed feedback on their own ongoing or new writing projects (e.g., theses, dissertations, essays, papers, conference presentations, abstracts, articles, proposals).

The writing group facilitators are current graduate students/C4W tutors. Students are welcome to choose their group.


The Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences groups will meet at these times:

  • Mondays, 2:00-4:00
  • Tuesdays, 4:00-6:00
  • Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00

The Writing in the Physical and Life Sciences group (for students in Biology, Microbiology, Earth Sciences, or Chemistry ONLY) will meet at this time:

  • Mondays, 4:00-6:00

The Engineering Writing group will meet at this time:

  • Thursday, 4:00-6:00
Depending on the participants' needs and focus of their writing groups, potential topics covered during instruction time could include:

  •  And more!

Space is limited (we want 6-10 participants per group). Applicants will be selected based on the needs of the groups. Regular attendance will be required. If you are selected, you will receive an email from your group facilitator in January.