The Writing Center offers workshops on topics related to writing, public speaking, reading, and other essential academic skills and practices. Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. To register, click on the workshop below and look for the "Please register here" link under Additional Information to find the form.  Note to Five-College students: when space is available, our workshops are open to students from the Five Colleges. 

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

Today - Fri, Oct 28, 2016

Tue, Nov 1, 2016

First Year Write-In

First Year Students' Write-In!

Tue, Nov 1, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd fl.)

First semester of involves lots of writing! How do you find the time and get started early enough to fend off procrastination and last-minute panic? The Writing Center and the Library invite you to join fellow first-years in a Write-In just for you.

What is a write-in? It’s a time, place and group of people brought together to support your writing. This may seem counter-intuitive, but writing while surrounded by other writers can be incredibly productive. A room of full of people with a common focus and purpose, not to mention a table of snacks and coffee and nearby librarians and writing associates, can give you the dedicated time and support to revise an assignment, brainstorm an idea or get started on that response essay.

We’ll begin the write-in with a brief introduction to productive writing habits and strategies for getting yourself started. Then you’ll settle in and write in a comfortable space. We encourage you to attend for the full two hours, but you’re welcome to drop in when you can.

And if you find it productive, please join us at the all-campus write-in during reading period in December!

In the Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd floor, Frost Library), Tuesday, November 1, 7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:45...grab the best seats!). Hosted by the Writing Center and Library.

Wed, Nov 2, 2016

Caution: Thesis Writing in Process

Journaling for Thesis Writers

Writing a thesis is a complex and challenging undertaking. How will you research and generate content? What writing processes would be most productive for your project? How will you make the most out of conversations with your advisor? This workshop will introduce you to the practice of journaling for thesis writing as a way to exercise creativity and develop a sense of control over what might sometimes seem an unwieldy project. All participants will have the opportunity to try various modes of journaling that are best suited for their particular thesis work and share results with the group. Taught by writing associate Roy Andrews. Advance registration is required.

Students Only

Thu, Nov 3, 2016

Veterans' Creative Writing Group

Come write with others and share. Founded by veterans, this open and variable group offers a great way to develop your individual voice. We meet every Thursday in the Writing Center, 6:45-8 p.m. Facilitated by Roy Andrews, writing associate. Learn more about the group, and RSVP if you plan to attend. Open to all members of the Amherst College community. Previous creative writing experience is not required and participants may come regularly or drop in occasionally.