Writing groups

  • Sarah Haas
Part of the Key Competences for Higher Education and Employability book series (KCHEE)


This chapter gives an overview of writers’ groups, touching on the following aspects: the benefits of writers’ groups; what writers’ groups are; the different possibilities for what constitutes a writers’ group, and for what writers do in their groups; some suggestions for managing problems that might be encountered; and a tentative suggestion of the factors that might be important for a group to be successful. Although the main focus is on writers’ groups in academic settings, much can be learned about how to run academic writers’ groups by looking at the information on groups for non-academic writers. Thus, literature from groups writing non-academic genres, as well as from groups writing academic genres, will be drawn upon. Also drawn upon is my own (as yet unpublished) experience with, and data from, writers’ groups for PhD students in the sciences.


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