RECAST | Writing Lab resumes Wednesday, June 6, 10am-11:20am

From: Towles, Stokley <>
Sent: Monday, January 4, 2021 1:57 PM

Greetings, Here is a reminder that Writing Lab resumes on Wednesday. 

To sign up for Writing Lab, a noncredit workshop for winter quarter, please go to the Writing Lab Canvas site (below). The home page of the Canvas site will have the Zoom link and schedule for the workshop. In the modules you will find links to the handouts from fall quarter. Writing Lab is open to all members of the Evergreen community—students, staff, and faculty.

Writing Lab canvas site:

If you run into any problems accessing the Canvas site, please let me know.

I look forward to seeing you on the small screen on Wednesday.

Best, Stokley


The Lab meets winter quarter weekly. Wednesdays, 10-11:20 am, Weeks 1-4 and Week 6.

“First forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will help you finish and polish… Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.” – Octavia Butler

Lab is a meeting place for students to share their writing, build a community, and crowd source best practices for working under these unusual circumstances. At the center of Writing Lab, we will open notebooks and dive into a series of free-writing, list making, and drawing exercises. We will share strategies and structures for doing work in the midst of this pandemic. Our goal is to follow Octavia Butler and build habits that will persist. 

PARTICIPANT FEEDBACK from Spring and Fall 2020

“Being in a community to write expressively is one of the few joys while in quarantine. I wish I had this as a core experience when I first entered college.” – Gavin

“It has been a really important (if not the most important) part of the last two quarters of school for me. It has been a through line I can follow and return to when I get bogged down in the external world or in my course work.” – Annabelle Morin

“I was there partly as a professor and partly as another participant. I think it’s actually a good model for faculty/student contact that Evergreen might want to think about promoting especially during the pandemic.” – Shaw Osha (Flores)

“It is honestly my favorite part of the week.” – Maya Nathan

“It’s an oasis in the frenzy of school work that occurs all week.” – Laura Allingham

“I love the ritual aspect of this, that every Wednesday at 10 we know we get to come together and tune in and listen to ourselves and each other with curiosity and without judgement. So I value the ritual and the feeling of community.” – Julia Zay

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