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 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.

This page will be updated regularly as new workshops and events arise. If you would like to join the Writing Community email group and stay informed about these opportunities, please register using the link below.

Mondays, 9:30am - 12pm
In-Person at Hampshire College, Franklin Patterson Hall Faculty Lounge
Online over Zoom

The Center carves out a block of time each Monday morning dedicated to quiet, focused writing. In-person participants meet at Franklin Patterson Hall at Hampshire College, where we provide coffee and have a private room reserved; participants can also join remotely over Zoom.

No advanced RSVP required.

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

First Monday of each month, 12pm - 1pm
Hampshire College, Franklin Patterson Hall Faculty Lounge

As a joyful add-on to the Center's regular writing practice, we host a lunch social following the first Writing Group Session of each month. Participants can eat indoors, take advantage of Hampshire College’s ample outdoor space to eat and socially distance, or take their lunch on the go. In order to get an accurate head count, we send out reminder emails with an RSVP form the week prior to each community lunch.

Dates for Spring 2023 lunches include: February 6, March 6, April 3, May 1