October 11, 2021

The OWRC is an interdisciplinary center that offers free, one-to-one peer writing and research support for UW students, faculty, and staff. We will work with any writer, on any project, in any discipline, and at any phase in the process. Our appointments are 45-minute consultations with peer tutors from a range of disciplines. We’re proud of the diverse range of experiences, majors, languages, and backgrounds that our tutors bring. Learn more about our tutors and librarians here.

In addition to one-on-one appointments, the OWRC offers support for graduate students including:

  • Open Writing Circles: Weekly communal writing group meetings for writers working on long-term projects. Writers can join as regularly or intermittently as they wish. For more information about meeting times and formats, check out our webpage or join the Writing Circles mailing list here.  

  • Write for You podcast: A limited series podcast from the OWRC featuring experienced graduate writers in conversation with one another about their writing processes, practices, and tips for success. Available on all major podcast platforms!

  • Strategies for Writing: A collection of resource guides designed to help writers build effective writing processes, cultivate a sustainable approach to writing, and support the continued growth and development of their writing practice. 

  • Dissertation Writing Retreat: Annual writing retreat designed to support graduate students interested in making significant progress on their dissertation. 

The OWRC also offers support to instructors and departments through class visits, peer review workshops, and by-appointment consultations with the OWRC director. For more information on these support services, check out the “Instructors” tab on the OWRC webpage.