Feminist Writing Community

In the spirit of feminist solidarity, accountability, and productivity, the Center hosts a variety of opportunities to write in community, carving out regular space and time to simply do the work.

The Center hosts a variety of opportunities for writers, scholars, and creatives to cultivate a sustainable writing practice with the support of feminist community. Writing retreats bookend the fall and spring semesters, providing time and space to ease into new projects; workshops and Pop-Up Write Togethers are offered throughout the year to hone skills and boost momentum; and weekly writing serve as consistent, focused bursts of time to work in the midst of hectic semester schedules. Our Writing Community is open to faculty, staff, graduate students, and Five College Women's Studies Research Center community members.

If you would like to join the Writing Community email group and stay informed about these opportunities, please register using the link below.

Writing Community Programming

Weekly Write Together Sessions

Mondays, 9:30am - 12:00pm
In-Person at Hampshire College, R.W. Kern Center, Room 202 | Online over Zoom

The Center carves out a block of time each Monday morning dedicated to quiet, focused writing. In-person participants meet at Hampshire College, where we provide coffee and have a private room reserved; participants can also join remotely over Zoom. The specific building and room is subject to occasionally change—please register for our Writing Community mailing list to stay up-to-date and to receive the Zoom link for remote participation!

No advanced RSVP required.

9:30am - 10am: Doors and Zoom room open; time for coffee and mingling
10am - 12pm: Quiet writing time
12pm: Optional check-out time—mingle, share, support...

Pop-Up Write Togethers

Dates and locations to be announced via email!

The Center partners with departments and groups across the Five Colleges to host day-long Write Togethers for folks to dive into a longer block of writing, revision, project conceptualization—and to do so in good company. Writers and creatives are invited to bring their own lunch, and we have beverages and snacks on-hand. In addition to being announced via our mailing list, Pop-Up Write Togethers will be reflected on our Events page. 

2024 "Kick-Off the Summer" Writing Retreat

June 10, 2024 - June 12, 2024
In-Person at Hampshire College, Red Barn

Over the course of one evening and two days full of writing, good food, and community, we hope to provide a space for feminist scholars across the Five College area to recharge and slow down as we settle into our summer workflows. More details will be distributed to registrants closer to the retreat. Please note that the deadline to register is May 31, and attendance is capped at 45 participants.

If you miss the registration deadline and would like to attend, please reach out to us directly at fcwsrc@fivecolleges.edu.