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Adjusting to college writing can be challenging. The Center for Writing is here to guide you through the process.


Writing Lunches

An extended conversation about a topic in writing, plus an entree. 

Guest Speakers

Writing Migration


Reflecting on more than a decade of work in refugee resettlement, immigration education, and journalism, Lauren Markham sheds light on the stories and myths behind and beneath the representation of migration in the news. Join her as she digs beneath the headlines to understand the ways that journalists and editors frame migration stories and related policy matters as well as reflect on our own choice of words.
  • Monday, September 30th, 4:30 in the Rehm Library

*This event is open to all*

Lauren Markham is an educator and the author of The Faraway Brothers: Two Young Migrants and the Making of an American Life. It was named a New York Times Book Critics' Top Book of 2017. Her work has appeared in such outlets as, The Guardian, and VQR, where she is a contributing editor.

Toolbox Talks

A half-hour discussion offering a concrete pedagogical strategy for teaching writing.

Bring your own lunch; beverages and dessert provided

Center for Teaching Lounge (2nd Floor, Dinand)


This semester, the Center for Writing is offering five workshops on academic writing. Please join us in the Scalia Classroom (2nd Floor, Dinand).

Wednesday, January 29th, 6:00-6:30pm - What is Your Learning Style?

Wednesday, February 12th, 5:00-6:00pm - *The Dreaded "P" Word: Plagiarism, What it is, What it isn't, and How to Avoid it*

Wednesday, February 19th, 6:00-6:30pm - Tackling the Assignment Prompt

Wednesday, March 18th, 6:00-6:30pm - Be Clear and Concise

Tuesday, April 28th, 5:00-5:30 - Transitions


*Co-sponsored by the HC Libraries


Questions? Comments? Concerns? Contact Associate Director Kristina Reardon at x2287 or or Office Coordinator Samantha Garrity at x2332 or at

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