Open Writing Hours

We know that writing is difficult. It's not natural, but a skill we develop across time and with practice. We also know that writing is social. For these reasons, we are glad to host open Writing Hours twice a week during the semester. All faculty, staff, and graduate students are invited to attend

For Fall 2020, Writing Hours will happen virtually every Thursday, 1:00PM—4:30PM, and every Friday, 8:30AM—12:00PM. You can drop in when it's convenient for you and come and go as you like. Our hope is that these sessions provide that extra bit of motivation and camaraderie you need to keep your writing and research projects going.

Here's how to participate:

  • Sign in with this Google Sheet and state your goal.
  • When you've finished for the day, return to the spreadsheet and log what you accomplished. 
  • Optionally, celebrate yourself by posting on social media! (include our tag @HCWEMiami)

If you'd like to join others via video and/or chat, click on the meeting link in the Google Sheet (in the yellow highlighted cell toward the top) to start or join the meeting.



When we resume in-person gatherings in the Fall, all faculty and graduate students are invited to our HCWE space to work on their writing. We provide free coffee, tea, and power for your laptops.

Faculty, graduate students, and faculty and dissertation writing groups are also welcome to use the Howe Writing Center space in King Library all day on Saturdays and Sundays until noon. King Library's recently renovated Faculty Reading Room (1st floor) and Graduate Student Reading Room (2nd floor) are also available any time the library is open.