The Writing Center @ MSU is opened for the summer

The Writing Center @ MSU has reopened for the summer semester.

Our summer modalities and hours are:

  • Bessey Hall: 10am-4pm. In-person, Zoom, and Google Doc appointments available.
  • Online: 9am-8pm. Zoom and Google Doc appointments available.
  • Asynchronously: Hours vary based on consultant availability. Only asynchronous appointments available.

The Writing Center @ MSU's statement on the violence in Ukraine. It is white text on a black background with a graphic if a fist clutching a pencil and a silhouette of Ukraine colored with the Ukrainian flag colors.

The Writing Center @ MSU's Statement on Violence in Ukraine

The Writing Center at MSU affirms their support for the Ukrainian people, for people in Ukraine, and for all victims of political violence and oppression.

We believe that writing is a practice of freedom, and that peace is necessary for a just and freely storied world.

We honor the stories of refugees – and Ukrainian patriots – of all races, ethnicities, and nationalities as they endure unspeakable danger, and we honor the grief felt by citizens of powerful nations struggling to make sense of their government’s decisions. We commit ourselves to fostering a writing culture of transparency, honesty, and equity.

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what we offer

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Students

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

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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.

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Community

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).

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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

Collaboration

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

Empathy

Programs and classes dedicated around service learning and research opportunities

Inclusion

Establishing connections for mentors, guest speakers, and networking events
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“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

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MSU Writing Center Expands Upon Partnerships with African Nations

While marking its 30th anniversary in 2021, the Writing Center at Michigan State University continued to meet the changing needs of a diverse constituency by expanding ongoing collaborations worldwide.

Read the full story through the College of Arts and Letters

Transforming MSU Playwrighting Cohort creates space for student expression

One of our Writing Center consultants, Brittany Brewer, bring together her interests in education and community engagement through theatre as part of the Transforming MSU Playwriting Cohort Program.

Read the full story through the Office of Institutional Diversity and inclusion