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 (unless stated otherwise). 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 - Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Success Kid

Start Off on the Right Track: Time Management Workshop (First-Year Experience)

This workshop for first-years will explore students' strategies on how to meet the many demands of being a student at Amherst College. Time management strategies will be shared through individual and group discussions. The goal of the workshop is to help students explore ways to be socially and academically successful. Date books will be available, but students are also encouraged to bring with them the tools they use to help them meet their personal goals and deadlines. This event will be facilitated by Kristen Brookes, Senior Writing Associate, Writing Center, and Charri Boykin-East, Senior Associate Dean of Students. Pizza will be provided. The first 25 people to arrive get a planner! Please reserve your spot.

Students Only

Tomorrow - Wed, Sep 27, 2017

Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

The Writing Center supports faculty and staff in their own writing projects by hosting two weekly morning retreats. Our retreats are designed to encourage a regular writing practice, to emphasize healthy and sustainable approaches to productive writing and to support a community of writers at the College. Retreats will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Attend regularly or drop in when you can.

Thu, Sep 28, 2017

Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

9:00 am - 12:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry

The Writing Center supports faculty and staff in their own writing projects by hosting two weekly morning retreats. Our retreats are designed to encourage a regular writing practice, to emphasize healthy and sustainable approaches to productive writing and to support a community of writers at the College. Retreats will be held Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. until noon. Attend regularly or drop in when you can.

Caution: Thesis Writing in Progress

Productive Habits and Planning for Thesis Writers

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm Frost Library, 211 (CHI classroom)

If you are writing a thesis, you may have been told to manage your time well, keep on track and make steady, incremental progress all year. But you may also have realized that some advice is easier said than done! This workshop will discuss habits and practices for productivity, as well as practical ways to introduce them into your writing and research process. This workshop will be taught by Jessica Kem, associate director of the Writing Center.

Students Only
Caution: Thesis Writing in Progress

Weekly Thesis Write-In

8:00 pm - 11:00 pm Frost Library, Center for Humanistic Inquiry (2nd flr)

Every Thursday night, the Writing Center and Library open up the Center for Humanistic Inquiry to students writing theses (and similar long-term, complex writing projects) to work side-by-side, fueled by snacks, coffee and camaraderie. Join the group Thursdays from 8-11 p.m. in the CHI.

Students Only