Workshops and Events for Students

Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. To register, click on the workshop below, look for the "Please register here" link under Additional Information, and fill out the form. You must be logged into the Amherst College web site to access the form. If we are offering a workshop you would like to attend but cannot due to the time/date, please contact the instructor or email us

Note to Five-College students: when space is available, our workshops are open to students from the Five Colleges. Please email the workshop instructor directly to request a spot. 

Unless otherwise noted, all Writing Center workshops are held in the Writing Center seminar room, 101A Charles Pratt Hall.

Past workshops (from this year and previous) are listed here.

Tue, May 3, 2016

Thesis Confidential

Thesis Confidential

Grab your lunch and head down to Terrace Room B to hear the wisdom of some of this year's senior thesis writers before they graduate and take their invaluable stories with them! During this informal event, you will learn--directly from a group of those who have just been through the process--about how they managed their time, the resources they used, the evolution of their projects and their plans, the advice they'd give to their future selves, and the answers to questions you didn't even know you had. Sponsored by the Amherst College Writing Center.

Students Only

Thu, May 5, 2016

Mon, May 9, 2016

calvin&hobbes-last minute panic

Amherst Write-In

There’s no need to toil away in isolation when everyone has papers to write! Spend the last day of reading period in a supportive, quiet environment and make some progress on those final projects. We'll provide snacks and coffee and break activities, and writing center associates and librarians will be available during the day for drop-in consultation.

Students Only

Tue, May 10, 2016

Calvin and Hobbes, last minute panic

Drop-in Writing Consultations

During finals week, Writing Center staff will be available for drop-in (first come, first serve) consultations in Frost Library. Find us at the research tables, directly across from the library entrance on the first floor, from 1-4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday of finals week. Talk through an idea, ask a citation or stylistic question, or get feedback on short passages or essays with a writing associate, no appointment necessary. If you would like an associate to read and discuss a paper more than 5 pages long, please schedule a regular writing center appointment through our online scheduler.

Students Only

Wed, May 11, 2016

Calvin and Hobbes, last minute panic

Drop-in Writing Consultations

During finals week, Writing Center staff will be available for drop-in (first come, first serve) consultations in Frost Library. Find us at the research tables, directly across from the library entrance on the first floor, from 1-4 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday of finals week. Talk through an idea, ask a citation or stylistic question, or get feedback on short passages or essays with a writing associate, no appointment necessary. If you would like an associate to read and discuss a paper more than 5 pages long, please schedule a regular writing center appointment through our online scheduler.

Students Only