Writing Center

Writing Program

The Writing Program, housed in the Writing Center, provides support for all writers at Hampshire of any ability, at any stage of the writing process, and with any writing assignment. Read on for details about our offerings, how to schedule a writing consultation, the Writing Help @ Night program, and more, and check out the Moodle resources link in the sidebar menu for a wide selection of helpful writing resources.

Who We Are

The Writing Program is staffed by faculty associates Alex Cuellar and Faune Albert. We work with students on course papers; Division II and Division III projects; internship, grad school, and job applications; and a range of other writing projects. We view writing as a process and believe that all writers, regardless of proficiency or field of study, benefit from feedback and community support, whether it be with:

  • generating writing topics,
  • getting started,
  • reorganization,
  • drafting,
  • revision,
  • or editing.

What We Do

Individual counseling sessions and advising—To schedule an appointment, please email Alex Cuellar or Faune Albert.

Programming—We offer programming in writing and writing-related areas for students, faculty, and staff, including formal and informal writing workshops. Feel free to contact us if you have suggestions for programming you'd like to see us offer.

Classes—Our classes help students learn the fundamentals of college writing; experiment with different genres of writing, both critical and creative; expand critical thinking and reflection skills; and develop their own voices.
 
Collaboration with James Baldwin Scholars and Undocumented Students Scholarship programs—We work closely with these integral programs on campus to provide support and mentorship to their students through designated courses, workshops, and professional development opportunities. 

About the Writing Center

The Writing Center is a quiet, comfortable, and welcoming space on the edge of campus located between Emily Dickinson Hall and the Greenwich mods. The building houses communal writing spaces as well as more private writing areas and is a supportive space for ALL students to come and write during designated hours.

Fall 2021 open writing hours are Tuesdays 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. and Thursdays 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Come write with us!

Writing Help @ Night Program

The Writing Help @ Night Program, supervised by Alumni Fellow Laurel Douglas, offers help at any stage of the writing process from experienced alumni and Div III writing tutors. The program is located in the Kern Center room 202. Students can drop in during open hours or schedule a remote or in-person appointment by emailing Laurel Douglas.

Writing Help @ Night hours:

In-person:

  • Sunday  2-6 p.m.
  • Monday 5-9 p.m.
  • Tuesday 5-9 p.m.

Virtual: Wednesday 5-9 p.m. (by appointment only)

NOTE: Please email any writing you want to review ahead of your appointment. 

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