Events & Announcements

Stay up to date with Graduate Writing Center programs and other graduate student events.

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Fall 2023 Workshops

Welcome back for Fall 2023. We are planning more workshops right now! Check back here for upcoming workshop information.

Thesis/Dissertation Orientation: 2 sessions on **Wednesday, October 18th**      Session 1: 12-1pm Register here ~~ Session 2: 5-6pm Register here. Mark your calendars to attend the Graduate School’s Thesis and Dissertation Orientation, an important information session. The program will include presentations from: Graduate School Thesis Formatting, URI Institutional Repository, and the Graduate Writing Center. 

Overcoming Writer’s Block: Thurs., October 19, 12-1 pm, via Zoom                        In this workshop, we will discuss step-by-step methods, planning strategies, and tricks you can employ to make your writing process easier on yourself—strategies you can apply to your seminar papers, call for proposals, research projects, creative work, and beyond. Jordan Scott, Graduate Success Coach, Graduate School will present this program. Register here.

Write Out EventFri, Oct. 20, 12-2pm, Botanical Gardens     Join us on October 20th to celebrate National Day on Writing with a Write Out! This event is to inspire students to connect with nature and their environment through place-based writing. This year’s theme is “Poetry, Prose, & Parks”, so join us at the Botanical Gardens and Horridge Conservatory (across from the greenhouses) for open writing hours! You can embrace the theme and write poetry about the beautiful gardens, or use the space as a change of scenery while you work on your term papers or dissertations! Bring blankets and chairs, laptops or notebooks, and friends, and enjoy the beautiful fall atmosphere while you work. Snacks & Refreshments will be provided. (In case of rain, we will move to the CBLS Atrium)

Zotero Citation Software Management Workshop Tuesday, October 24 1pm via Zoom. Need help managing your citations? Join GWC Writing Consultant Anna Schrecengost for a workshop and learn how to manage your research and citations with the free citation management software, Zotero. Register here.



Accountability Writing Hours

Are you looking for accountability and motivation in your academic writing routine? Join your peers for Accountability Writing Hours! Each week, participants will share a writing goal for the session and then work on writing tasks – manuscripts, proposals, thesis chapters, or other academic writing. Together, we’ll stay accountable & accomplish our goals! 

Wednesdays 1-3 pm. Refreshments provided! Switches each week between Bay Campus & Main Campus.  All are welcome at both locations. Interested in attending and want email updates? Register here and see the session calendar here.


Fall 2023 Writing Groups

Contact us via email at to learn more about our writing groups!

Current groups:

  1. NFS GRFP Writing Group, September 11 – October 9, 2023
  2. Thesis/Dissertation Proposal Writing Group, Session 1, September 18- November 21
Please note: event dates, times, and locations are subject to change. The GWC is not responsible for changes to events not hosted by the GWC.
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