Amherst College is a community of scholars and artists. Informed by our own experience and reflection, as well as by our interactions with scholars and artists around the world and throughout time, we aim to gain the sort of understanding with which we can “illuminate the earth” through effective communication.
The Writing Center was originally established to help members of our community to communicate their experiences and insights effectively through the written word. Recently, we broadened our mission to include the spoken word as well. Whether you are a student working on a paper or presentation for a class, a novelist giving a public reading of your most recent work, or a professor seeking to design an effective writing or speaking assignment, we are eager to talk with you.