Hybrid Writing Cafés 

In today's fast-paced world it is more important than ever to build structure into your day and maintain ties to social writing communities. To help you stay connected and motivated, the WCC offers three hybrid witing café sessions each week where graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty can write together, support eachother, and get support from the WCC.

Pick up a #WaterlooWrites incentive card at one of the WCC’s on-campus pick-up days or download the digital version. Each time you show up online and write, you'll earn a “stamp” on your card. Fill up your card with 12 “stamps” to receive a #WaterlooWrites coffee mug to show off your dedication and fuel future writing sessions! 

Dates and times

Tuesdays: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Wednesdays: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Fridays: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm


In-person (for graduate students only) 

Graduate Student Association Grad Lounge in the Student Life Centre (SLC 3216)

Please note that this location is only open to graduate students, and can only be accessed with a graduate student WATCard. Faculty and postdocs who are joining the cafés are invited to join us in the virtual café space for the spring 2022 term. 

Virtual (for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty)

In addition to the in-person sessions, we host these sessions in a virtual classroom in LEARN. We will be using the LEARN community associated with our #WaterlooWrites program – which ordinarily houses the 5-minute writing tips for our volunteer-run, faculty-specific writing groups. Feel free to check out the bank of writing tips while you’re there! Interested in joining? Follow the steps below to register:

  1. Log into LEARN
  2. On the main menu bar, click on Self Registration
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  3. Scroll down to the bottom of the list and click on Waterloo Writes
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  4. Click on the Register button
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  5. Fill out the Registration form, the click Submit
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