Supporting Writers.
Sharing Stories.
Connecting Communities.

The Writing Center at Michigan State University provides one-on-one and group writing consultations, various writing-specific workshops, as well as writing groups for graduate students and faculty. We have locations across MSU’s campus serving the needs of all students and campus communities.

Established primarily to provide writing workshop support to students and assistance to faculty interested in using writing to engage students in active learning and thereby in improving the quality and range of their students’ literacy, The Writing Center at Michigan State University conceives its task broadly. Mindful that literacy is learned through use across contexts and over a lifetime, in addition to working to improve the quality and range of literacy in MSU, the Center has reached out to involve itself in the teaching and uses of literacy in both the communities and schools that send students to MSU and the communities and workplaces that students enter upon leaving MSU.

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what we offer



We support students by offering one-on-one peer writing consultations, writing workshops, graduate and creative writing groups, and student employment opportunities.


Faculty and Staff

We support faculty and staff by offering a writing across the disciplines workshop, grant writing support, professional development resources, writing groups, and syllabus development.

Please contact us for personalized writing support.



We work to meet the community’s literacy needs by offering consultations in collaboration with the East Lansing Public Library through the Community Writing Center and through additional projects housed on our Community Composing Project site (link).


Writing Center Field

We value contributing to writing center studies and fostering professional partnerships by working with other university and community literacy centers both across the United States and internationally.

Our Values


Small class sizes from award-winning faculty & staff and advisors


Programs and classes dedicated around service learning and research opportunities


Establishing connections for mentors, guest speakers, and networking events

“There’s no space that I learned more about how to be a teacher and how to work with students than The Writing Center at MSU. No matter any of its problems, I believe in The Writing Center and what it does and what it’s trying to be for students.”

Wonderful Faison

English Department Chair at Langston University and former Writing Center Consultant

Quote from the Writing Center @ MSU’s Oral History Project

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