Writing Cafés

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 writing café sessions each week where graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty can write together, support each other, and get support from the WCC.

Pick up a #WaterlooWrites incentive card at one of the WCC’s in-person writing cafés  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 (online)

Wednesdays: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm (in-person)

Fridays: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (online)


As of June 30th, the University of Waterloo has suspended the mask requirement on campus. WCC staff will wear masks for in-person services by default or by request, and we encourage you to continue to wear a tight-fitting, well-constructed mask and maintain your distance from others if you feel it is the right choice for you. The Writing and Communication Centre is pleased to offer all of our programming both virtually and in-person during the spring term.

In-person: Wednesdays 2:00pm to 4:30pm

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

Virtual Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00am to 12:00pm

We host these sessions in a virtual classroom in LEARN. We will be using the LEARN community associated with our #WaterlooWrites program. 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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