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We're committed to creating and supporting a culture of writing at UofL. Throughout the year we hold writing groups and events about writing to help support, and have fun, with all aspects of writing. All events are free and take place at the University Writing Center, on the first floor of Ekstrom Library. For more information about an event, click on a link below or contact us at 502-851-2173 or .

Summer 2024

During the summer of 2024, we will be hosting writing groups to support writers working on their dissertations: 

  • Virtual Writing Group: On Mondays during the lunch hour (12-1), we will be hosting a virtual writing group. This will be a guided writing group, meaning we will check in with each other in the beginning and set some goals for our time together. The link to join this writing group is through Teams, and available here. We will begin on June 10 meeting weekly with our last session on August 5.
  • Open Writing Time & In-Person Writing Group: On Wednesdays, we will have open writing time from 11-12 at the Writing Center with consultants available for any questions or discussions. We will then host a guided writing group over the lunch hour (12-1) where we will check in, crowdsource ideas for writing blocks or problems, set some goals, and write together. You can bring your own lunch for this hour if you want, but snacks and coffee will be available from 11-1 too. You can attend both hours or just one or the other. We will begin offering this on Wednesday June 5 weekly with the last session on August 7. 

Please note that the University and the Writing Center will be closed on June 19 for Juneteenth so no writing time or group will happen that day.

Spring 2024

Wednesday February 21 - International Mother Language Day, 12:30-2:00pm in Ekstrom Lobby 

The Writing Center will host in-person Open Writing Time once a week on Thursdays 9:00-11:00am.

The Faculty and Graduate Student Writing Group meets in person and online via YouTube Live. Meetings will be held every Tuesday, 9:00-11:00am, starting January 9

The Creative Writing Group meets in person 12:00-1:30pm on the following Tuesdays

  • January 23
  • February 27
  • March 26
  • April 23

Fall 2023

Monday August 28 - Writing Center Movie Night: Grammar Rock, 5-6pm

Tuesday August 29 - Quick Questions event, 11am-1pm

Monday, October 23 - Writing Center Movie Night: Dead Poets Society, 5-7pm

Thursday, October 26 - Halloween Open Mic Night hosted in conjunction with Miracle Monocle

Thursday, November 16 - Axton Reading Series, memoirist and fiction writer Lee Durkee, 7:30pm

Monday, November 27 - Writing Center Movie Night: She's the Man, 5-7pm