Some writers need a dedicated space and time to write. For these writers we have the following writing communities:

Just Write, Tuesdays 8:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Just Write is a time for graduate students to get some writing done. The Writing Center is closed to all others during this time. Interested? Contact us for more details.

Faculty Breakfast Club, Fridays 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. (aka writing detention for faculty)
The Writing Center is closed to all but faculty during this time to give faculty a time and place to get writing done. Interested? Contact us for more details.

We also host the Writers Community group Mondays from 8 - 9 p.m. If you're looking to get connected with students who like to write, The Writers' Community is a student organization for sharing ideas with people who are just as passionate about creative writing as you are!

Mini Dissertation & Thesis Boot Camps, January 12 & March 30, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
If you are a graduate student currently enrolled and working on your final project in any graduate program at Ball State University you are eligible to sign up for our FREE Mini Dissertation and Thesis Boot Camps. These boot camps will provide participants with 

  • A quiet space for over four hours of dedicated writing time
  • Free coffee, snacks, and lunch 
  • An optional individual consultation 
  • A mini-writing lesson over lunch 

The Mini Boot Camps will be great, but they are not a replacement for ongoing conversations with your graduate advisor. Facilitators will also not proofread drafts or check your formatting. 

Space is limited. Advanced registration is required! Registration for the March boot camp has not yet begun. Want to know more? Contact Morgan Gross, Assistant Director of the Writing Center. Graduate Boot Camps are hosted by the Writing Center and sponsored by the Graduate School.