This program helps maintain or reinforce solid writing practices and focus. Providing the “break talks” are very helpful, reminding all of us how to break things down and pace.

Saturday Write-In Attendee

Summer Destination Writing Retreat

Spend three days in comfort and beautiful scenery while you make progress on your writing project. This summer's Destination Writing Retreat will be held Wednesday, June 5th through Friday, June 7th in a Pocono Mountain Rentals home. This trip is meant to be both relaxing and productive while building community amongst our graduate student population. So come ready to work smart and enjoy nature. We will each set productivity goals, and small rewards will be earned for each writing session. Graduate students work on their own writing while knowing that others are also writing. This is an in-person-only event.

This is an in-person-only event, and we have 20 spots available.

Registration - $60.00

Deadline - Wednesday, May 29th at 5:00pm

Your registration fee includes 3 days and 2 nights, 5 meals, WiFi access, and transportation to and from the retreat site if needed.

Click here to see the room/bed arrangements. As you can see, you will need to share a room with at least 1 other person and up to 3 other people. Please indicate on the registration form if there are other registrants you would prefer to room with. These requests will be honored as we are able.

The registration form can be found by clicking here

Once registration has closed, we will have a mandatory, virtual group meeting on Thursday, May 30th to discuss transportation arrangements, grocery needs, meal preparation, and items to bring.

Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate pets or non-Lehigh students due to space limitations.

Weekly Just-Write Sessions

Suspended for Spring 2024 due to low participation. (Be on the lookout in Fall 2024 for these offerings to continue.) 


Saturday Write-Ins

Saturday Write-Ins are held on the fourth Saturday of every full month of the semester on Mountaintop in Building C, room 307.

Spring 2024 dates are as follows: 

  • February 24, 2024 
  • March 23, 2024 
  • April 27, 2024 

Graduate writers can use this time to work on their own writing while knowing that others are also writing. Writers are welcome to stay for the entire session or to enter or leave the session as their schedule permits, and they may attend as many or as few as they find useful. In-person and virtual participation is available.

Registration is required. Registration is free and registrants will be asked to choose 1 mode of participation.

  • In-person participation
    • coffee, tea, and water provided all day
    • lunch provided
  • Virtual participation
    • Zoom
    • link will be sent prior to event

Weekend Writing Retreat

This semester's Weekend Writing Retreat will be held on the weekend of Graduate Appreciation Week on Mountaintop in the Iacocca Hall Tower Room.

Spring 2024 dates are April 20 & 21 

Graduate students work on their own writing while knowing that others are also writing. In-person and virtual participation is available. Optional workshops and learning opportunities will also be offered during the weekend.

Registration is required. Registration for both days is $20 and for one day only is $15. Registrants will be asked to choose 1 mode of participation.


  • In-person participation
    • coffee, tea, and water provided all day
    • breakfast and lunch provided
  • Virtual participation
    • Zoom
    • link will be sent prior to event

NSF GRFP (National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship)

Virtual Information Session

Interested in learning more about what the NSF GRFP is and if you might qualify to apply? Consider attending our NSF GRFP virtual information session. 

Friday, April 26th from 3:00p-4:00p EST - A copy of the slides from this event can be located until June 30, 2024 by clicking here


Working Group

If you are a STEM student who is a rising senior, rising first- or rising second-year graduate student and are planning on applying for the NSF GRFP fellowship in the fall, this group is for you.

This group will meet 2 times per month in June, July, and August. 
Once the semester begins, we will meet at least once per week in September and October.

The group works as both accountability partners and peer reviewers. We will discuss application expectations and will help each other during the drafting process.

Meeting time, place, and venue (i.e., f2f or virtual) will be determined by the group members.

Please complete this registration form, and Dr. Yvonne Lee from the Graduate Writers' Studio will be in touch soon with more information.

Click here to sign up! 

Visiting Writer Series

Speaker: Emily Folenta, MA 

Title: Technical Writing: The Importance of Honing Your Skills to Increase Employability and Value in the Workplace

Topic: In this session, we will discuss the importance of technical writing and how it is utilized throughout various professions across sectors. At first, we might not realize how heavily writing is involved across a large spectrum of professions and the importance of honing this skill to better market ourselves. For those whose formal education has been heavy writing-focused, we will also discuss how to draw on this skill and integrate it into a career that increases our employability and value in the workplace. 

Wednesday, February 28, 2024

4:30p - 5:30p w/ a 30-minute Coffee & Chat to follow.

About the Speaker: Emily Folenta, MA is a graduate of Lehigh University ’16, ’17, holding a Master of Arts in Environmental Policy Design with a graduate certificate in Sustainable Development and was a Community Fellow with Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Department of Community Health during her time as a graduate student. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Health, Medicine, and Society (Public Health). Emily is an affordable housing advocate and environmentalist with seven years of experience in affordable housing and community development initiatives related to strategic planning, grant writing, program and policy development, project management, and nonprofit management and leadership. She has worked for various Lehigh Valley nonprofits and is currently self-employed.

This is an in-person event and registration is required. (click here for registration link)

I really enjoyed getting to hear from other graduate students on where they are at in their programs and enjoyed feeling productive and meeting my goals.

Weekend Writing Retreat Attendee