Spring 2020

Weekly Open Writing

Hosted by the Office of Faculty Development, Weekly Open Writing is held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (with some exceptions, please see the calendar below). These two hour sessions are blocks of unstructured, quiet writing time that are open to all faculty. Coffee and tea are provided. Weekly Open Writing will begin in the spring semester on Tuesday, January 14, and run through Friday, May 15. 

Weekly Open Writing Calendar

View flyer here.


We asked those who had participated in Weekly Open Writing during the Fall 2019 semester what they thought about the program. This is what they said:

"I love the dedicated space and the comaraderie. There are few writing groups on campus, and with so few new hires it is a particular challenge for me -- as a junior faculty member -- to find a writing community. This program also helps with my accountability (to myself) by automatically carving out and protecting time each week for writing."

"It provided accountability -- just having a place to go helps. It's easier to schedule in writing time when there is a dedicated place to do it, where I know I won't have interruptions."

"So far I have completed two book chapters and a proposal for my next book, two journal articles (accepted, double-blind-peer-reviewed), and several book reviews. I also occasionally use the time to take notes on new and important research in my sub-field. Thanks again for all that you do to support us!"


Questions can be directed to facdev@case.edu or 216.368.2464. 

To receive updates about this program please email Julia Roberts at jxr537@case.edu. 

For more faculty events throughout the university, please visit community.case.edu and select the event tags "faculty engagement" and "new faculty engagement."