201 Thayer Street
Sciences Library, floor 5
Providence, RI 02912
Phone: 401-863-3524 Writing_Center@brown.edu
The Writing Center is a free academic support service available to all members of the Brown Community. Writing Center staff are experienced writers and teachers who participate in ongoing training in Writing Center theory and practice and non-hierarchical methods of teaching writing one-on-one.
The Writing Center is part of the Sheridan Center for Teaching and Learning and is located on the 5th floor of the Sciences Library. Our hours are Sunday - Thursday 3:00-9:00 p.m. Writers can request a 60-minute appointment through the online scheduling application. The Writing Center partners with the Sheridan Center's English Language Learning Program to support multilingual writers with workshop series as well as in one-on-one consultations with TESOL specialists. The Writing Center also facilitates writing retreats for graduate students, announced in Morning Mail.
Experienced as well as inexperienced writers are encouraged to come to the Center to talk about and work on their writing. Writing Center staff can work with writers who are just starting, midway through, and at the finishing stages of a project. Writers work with the Center to talk through their ideas to gain greater clarity and a sense of purpose (sometimes before they have even begun writing), to overcome writer's block, to develop a writing schedule, to appropriately and persuasively address particular audiences, to tighten their arguments, to strengthen their organizational structures, and to work on issues of clarity and style. While the Writing Center does not offer copy-editing, we do work with writers in one-on-one workshops to develop self-editing skills.
If you wish to become a part of the Writing Center's staff, please contact Stacy Kastner.