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Welcome to The Writer's Block. If you're interested in creative writing opportunities on-campus, you're in the right place. We welcome anyone and everyone who likes writing and wants to improve their work! If you want to keep up with us and our going-ons throughout the year, we have a Facebook group that posts regular updates. 

Meeting Times: 6:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays in Arts & Letters 203

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The Writer's Block is a student organization dedicated to working with students on their creative writing skills. Our mission is to provide a safe space for writers to create, edit, and share their written work. We have bi-weekly meetings where we spend time writing and editing, and occasionally we hold workshops dedicated to specific writing topics such as characterization, editing, or plot development. Also, we try to go to different writing-related events throughout the city.


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Ann Folwell Stanford


What is your organization's purpose/mission?

Our mission is to provide a safe space for writers to create, edit, and share their written work.

Connection to DePaul Mission

How does your organization live out the mission of DePaul?

This mission statement embodies the principal purposes of DePaul University. As such it is the nexus between past, present and future; the criterion against which plans are formulated and major decisions made; the bond which unites faculty, students, staff, alumni, and trustees as an academic community. As a university, DePaul pursues the preservation, enrichment, and transmission of knowledge and culture across a broad scope of academic disciplines. It treasures its deep roots in the wisdom nourished in Catholic universities from medieval times. The principal distinguishing marks of the university are its Catholic, Vincentian, and urban character.

Our organization lives out the mission of DePaul through our commitment to our students’ stories. Both DePaul and its mission place a strong emphasis on helping the surrounding community, and our organization wants to help the community at DePaul feel free to express themselves and to better themselves through their work. By providing the DePaul community a safe space to create and present its written work, we are giving students the freedom to express their personal truths through their words.

Organization Highlights

Please list the main events/programming that your organization is known for on campus. If you are registering a new student organization, please list the main events/programming that your organization is planning to bring to campus.

The Writer's Block provides opportunities for DePaul students to express and develop their creative writing skills through workshops and various writing sessions. The organization will host outings to experience creative writing events inside of and outside of the DePaul community.