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; Zoom participants can turn cameras back on

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.

Please RSVP in advance by emailing our Program Coordinator: mbergeronclearwood@fivecolleges.edu

Dates for Fall 2022 Lunches: September 12; October 3; November 7; December 5

Friday, September 23
Hampshire College, Franklin Patterson Hall Faculty Lounge
Online via Zoom

The Center is partnering with Hampshire College and Mount Holyoke College to host a mini hybrid writing retreat to kick off the fall semester.We will open with a morning planning workshop, followed by lunch and an afternoon co-writing session. Participants may join the morning or afternoon session or both, in-person at Hampshire College or over Zoom.

RSVP and register for Zoom via link below.

9:30am: Doors and Zoom room open
10am - 12pm: Planning Workshop with Cathy Luna
12:pm - 1pm: Lunch
1pm - 3pm: Co-Writing Session

Friday, January 13
Details Forthcoming