What's New at the Writing Center
A Recap: Writing on Campus in the 2020-2021 Academic Year
In the 2020-2021 academic year, the Writing Center hosted and co-hosted several events at CSB/SJU to promote reading and writing beyond the classroom:
Night Against Procrastination:
At the end of B Block, the Writing Center held its annual Night Against Procrastination on Zoom. This year, the Writing Center co-hosted this event with CSB/SJU Libraries, Math Skills Center, Academic Advising, and FYX. The event provided a social study space with study break activities, a quiet study room to work in community, as well as individual breakout rooms for one-on-one tutoring.
National Novel Writing Month, aka NaNoWriMo:
The goal of this national challenge is to write 50,000 pages of a novel by the end of the month. The Writing Center held several events during November where peers could come and work on their novels in a creative, communal space. This past year, these events took place via Zoom.
Secret Garden Poetry Reading:
This event took place outside in the HAB Courtyard during Earth Week! Participants shared original and favorite nature poetry in a fun, socially-distanced way.
Be on the lookout for events such as these during the 2021-2022 academic year!
Poetry at Work Blog:
Check out the Writing Center's Poetry at Work Blog, now featuring two poems from the CSB/SJU student body! March's poem, "Applemind Journies" was written by Jefferson Wilkinson. April's poem, titled "A Love Letter to Myself" was provided by Godsgift Iteghete. Thank you to all those who submitted poems. We enjoyed reading all the creativity on our campuses.
See the blog: https://www.csbsju.edu/poetry-at-work