Ongoing Programming

Write Now

Date/Time January 13-15, 10am-4pm

(over Winter Break)
Location: CUNY Graduate Center, room 3317

About Write Now

Working on your dissertation, thesis, job materials, conference presentations, syllabi, and other course prep writing? Come and write alongside other Graduate Center students. A Graduate Writing Consultation will be on call for any questions. Pop in and out as you desire. We bring the coffee and snacks. You bring your work.

You can sign up here: sign-up form

And get in touch with us by email here:

Past Semesterly Programming

Each semester we run 6-week, in-person accountability groups to support students in meeting their writing goals, as well as weekly open companionable writing sessions.

Companionable Writing (Fall 2019)

Date/Time (Fall 2019 beginning September 10th)
Date(s) – Tuesday 9-12, Friday 1-4

CUNY Graduate Center, room 3312

About Companionable Writing

What is Companionable Writing? Companionable Writing is an opportunity to spend two solid hours of work either in person or digitally with other people doing the same thing. A writing consultant will host each session.

What happens at a session? Think of a session as Sustained Silent Writing time. This is a relaxed environment, you can drop in and out as you need. If you wish to set a goal for the session you can do so. At the end of the session, we may chitchat for a bit in a companionable way.

Where do I go? Most sessions take place in room 3312. In the event that a session takes place in another location, a sign will be posted on 3312.

How do I join remotely? To join remotely send an email to or a tweet to @WritingCenterGC at least fifteen minutes before the start of the session and let us know you would like to join. You will then get an invite to a digital platform that will allow you to see and speak to the room and allow people in the room to see and speak to you.

What else do I need to know? We provide coffee and tea. Feel free to bring snacks. There are comfortable rolling chairs and a limited number of outlets. There may be computers accessible in a nearby room.


If you have further questions or want to join us remotely, please email


In Fall 2019, our accountability group will run from Wednesday, October 9 through Wednesday, November 20, from 6-8pm.

You can sign up here: sign-up form

And get in touch with us by email here:

Writing Accountability Group:

Date(s) – Wednesday, October 9, 2019 – Wednesday, November 20, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

CUNY Graduate Center, room 3312

Are you a student working on an article, dissertation or master’s thesis? Do you want more structure for your writing process and feedback on your writing this spring? Are you looking for a friendly, small-group setting to workshop your works in progress? We want you! For our GC Writing Services’ Peer Review Writing Group! We’ll meet to share writing, provide feedback, offer mutual support, exchange tips on process, and help each other meet accountability goals. Students will share work and feedback on a rotating basis. Peer critique helps students develop methods to assess and revise their own work outside of the workshop.

You are eligible if you are currently working on an article, dissertation materials (prospectuses, chapters), or a master’s thesis.


  • Running:
    • Wednesdays, October 9 – November 20 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • Meetings will be held in room 3312
  • We ask that each participant read and respond substantively (~2pgs) to about 20pgs of peer writing each week, and contribute 10 pages for peer critique every third week. Each participant should also plan to be present at each meeting.
  • Email with questions