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The Writing Center hosts FREE events to help you explore, enjoy and expand how we express ourselves academically, argumentatively and aesthetically - all while reaffirming writing as a social activity. Our events are free and open to all members of UHCL (students, faculty, staff and alumni).

Writing Circles

Writing circles are weekly meetings for groups of writers to work on existing projects, find peer support, and structure accountability as they complete writing tasks. These meetings are hybrid, so you can join us via Zoom or in person at the UHCL Writing Center.

A facilitator from the Writing Center will start each meeting by checking in with writers on what their current project is. Then, writers will spend about 40 minutes on quiet writing time. Finally, there will be an opportunity to share progress and set goals before the next meeting.

Two writing circles will be available for the Fall 2022 semester, the Academic & Technical Writing Circle and the Creative Writing Circle.

Academic & Technical Writing Circle Meeting Schedule 2022-23

  • Oct 11, 2022 from 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Oct 18, 2022 from 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Oct 25, 2022 from 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Nov 1, 2022 from 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Nov 8, 2022 from 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Nov 15, 2022 from 4 – 5 p.m.

Creative Writing Circle Meeting Schedule 2022-23

  • Oct 14, 2022 from 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Oct 21, 2022 from 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Oct 28, 2022 from 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Nov 4, 2022 from 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Nov 11, 2022 from 4 – 5 p.m.
  • Nov 18, 2022 from 4 – 5 p.m.

Register for a Writing Circle

Use the buttons below to register for Fall 2022 writing circles. If there is space in a writing circle, we will register you and send instructions for accessing the meetings; if not, we will put you on a waiting list to join a writing circle once space becomes available.

Register for the Creative Writing Circle

Register for the Academic & Technical Writing Circle

Writing Workshops

Our creative and academic writing workshops are relaxed, group settings to work on fun writing activities related to a particular theme, such as "Fantasy Worldbuilding" or "Writing for the Sciences." These workshops are free and open to the Clear Lake community, so feel free to bring a friend! No registration is required. Contact the Writing Center for more information.

Spring 2023

Poetry & Music: Feb. 6-27, 2023

If you love poetry and/or music, whether it's your own or someone else's, come to this workshop to explore how the two intertwine and how they differ. You will have an opportunity to learn about others' work and refine your own. During our last session, YOU take the stage! This is a face-to-face-only workshop.

Mondays, Feb. 6-27
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Writing Center Conference Room
SSCB 2.105.02

  • Week 1: Intro to Poetry and Music
    • Agenda
    • Activity: Blackout poetry using song lyrics
  • Week 2: Rhetorical Analysis
    • Agenda
    • Activity: Analyze a piece you enjoy
  • Week 3: Creative Writing
    • Agenda
    • Activity: Write your own lyrics
  • Week 4: Open mic
    • Enough said - now it's your turn!

Past Workshops - 2022

Below is a list of past workshops and associated materials.

Scientific Writing: Feb. 9 - March 9, 2022

Topics include writing in scientific language, creating a methods sections, graphs, and more. Below are the resources we used in this workshop.

Workshop Resources

Persuasive Writing: March 31 - April 21, 2022

If you haven't written a persuasive essay yet, odds are you will write a persuasive piece at least once during your academic life and your career. Below are the resources we used in this workshop.

Workshop Resources

Technical Writing: March 30 - April 27, 2022

How do you turn your human limitations into writing strengths? What basic questions will focus and free up your writing, aligning it more with objective fact? Below are the resources we used in this workshop. 

Workshop Resources

APA 7th Citations: Nov. 12, 2022

Learn the basics of APA 7th style and how it differs from previous versions. 

Workshop Resources

APA Formatting - UHCL Writing Center PowerPoint
APA 7th Edition Format and Citations - 2022 [video]



  • Writing Center

    Phone: 281-283-2910

    SSCB 2.101
    2700 Bay Area Blvd
    Houston, TX 77058-1002

    Regular Office Hours:
    Mon. - Fri.: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    Spring 2023 Tutoring Hours:
    Mon. - Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. (face-to-face, online, and drop-off)

    Fri.: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (face-to-face, online, and drop-off)

    Sat.: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. (online and drop-off ONLY)

    Please call ahead during holidays and semester breaks.