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.

Tue, Jun 6, 2017

View from the Patio at Woolman Hill Retreat Center

June Jump-Start Writing Retreat for Faculty and Staff

9:00 am - 5:30 pm Woolman Hill Quaker Retreat Center

This one-day, off-campus retreat will offer faculty the opportunity to dive into a new project or revive a dormant one. We’ll travel to idyllic Woolman Hill in nearby Deerfield for a break from distractions and a peaceful environment to think, plan, read, write and reflect. At 9 a.m., participants will gather together to set, share and discuss individual goals both for the day and for the summer. The remainder of the morning will be writing time. We’ll break for a catered lunch, then continue writing. At the end of the day, we’ll share wine and cheese while reflecting on the day’s progress and the intentions for the summer. Please register by May 31.

Wed, Jun 14, 2017

ninja writing

Productive Habits for Big Writing Projects

3:00 pm - 4:15 pm Merrill Science Center, 300B (Keefe Science Library)

If you are getting started on a long-term writing project such as an honors thesis, you may have good intentions about setting deadlines and staying motivated, but you may also recognize that you've never done this before. Learn practices that will help you start and complete a project you can be proud of while avoiding agony and despair. This workshop will introduce you to strategies for establishing good habits early, for writing more in less time, for addressing procrastination and writer’s block, as well as for restoring creativity and finding joy in your work. Participants should bring their calendars. Taught by Jessica Kem, associate director, Writing Center and Blake Doherty, research, instruction, and outreach librarian.

Thu, Jun 15, 2017

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Thu, Jun 29, 2017