Graduate Student Writers

Digital Dissertation Writing Group Cafes

THIS FALL, WRITE! A Thesis Writing Cafe

Working on a dissertation in the faculty of LA&PS? Join a community of fellow graduate writers. The Writing Centre’s graduate writing specialist will help you focus, goal set, project-manage, stick to a timeline, collaborate with committee members and connect with peers.

The Writing Centre is offering three Fall term sessions, one each on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. Sessions begin on Tuesday, September 15th; Wednesday, September 16th; and Thursday, September 17th, and run for eleven weeks.  While we are all very aware of the unique pressures and difficulties that Graduate Students face at the best of times, we especially understand the added stress and anxieties being confronted currently. This service is designed to support those students who are able to work on their dissertations at this time.

This very popular eleven-week Café is designed to help PhD students make writing progress, connect to a larger writing community and stay focused/return focus on their dissertations. Multiple one-to-one appointments with the Writing Centre’s graduate writing specialist are included with registration and provide focused and detailed attention to drafts and plans. The Cafés are limited to approximately ten PhD writers and the Writing Centre specialist, and preference will be given to those writers past the proposal stage.

The Cafés are synchronous sessions that run online. Three session times are available:  Tuesdays 9:15am - 12:15pm, Wednesdays 9:15am - 12:15pm, and Thursdays 9:15 am- 12:15pm. As this service is offered remotely, interested students will need a stable internet connection in order to fully participate. University-approved software such as Zoom and/or Teams will be used to facilitate group writing sessions, as well as the Writing Centre’s platform, WCONLINE. All of these are free to York University students.

Thank you for your interest in the Cafe. Fall sessions are now full.

This year, write!