Support for Writers

Dr. Epps-Robertson on Offerings, Community, and Support for Writing

 I am a writer, researcher, and educator committed to supporting literacy practices. Whether consulting, designing programming, or supporting writers, my work is driven by a desire to understand how people learn to be present and connected in the world. My current writing and research center on popular culture, social justice, and public pedagogies. 

As a writer, my writing practices have been greatly influenced by being in community with other writers. These communities have varied: from writing alongside my students, and reflective writing practices built through yoga and meditation retreats to online writing groups. While the spaces and communities are unique, what remains consistent is my commitment to be present as someone who values the process of writing just as much as the products of writing. I believe that a writing community should be a space that is welcoming and supportive of writers no matter where they are on their writing journey.

This image shows writing tools (phone, keyboard, journal, pencil, and pen) along with the event information: “Online Writing Groups. Tuesday and Friday mornings 10am EST | 9am CST | 8am MST | 7am PST. Come Write Together:”

In collaboration with Dr. Beth Godbee, I am offering an online writing group beginning January 2023. Working alongside Beth through Heart-Head-Hands, this writing group will run weekly on Tuesdays from 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM EST from January 3 through April 25. Beth also offers a weekly Friday writing group (January through April, 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM EST) if Tuesdays aren’t a good fit or if you want to add more writing time to your schedule. We can invest in ourselves, our writing, and our commitments through writing groups. For more on what you can expect from joining one of our writing groups and registration guidance, please see the Heart-Head-Hands writing group pageBeth and I are happy to chat if you have any questions or concerns.

Please stay tuned for more opportunities to work with me in summer 2023. Here’s what is currently in development:

-Continued support through writing groups

-Writing retreats and writing groups designed with caregivers, graduate students, and BIPOC writers in mind

-Developmental editing services for writers at any point in their writing journey

I invite you to contact me if you’d like to learn more. 

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