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Douglass Day Read-In Event

We invite you to a 201st birthday party for Frederick Douglass. Douglass was born into slavery and did not know his actual date of birth; he chose February 14 as the day to celebrate his birth. The MSU Denver Writing Center will honor his chosen birthday by reading and discussing Black-authored texts by and about Douglass and his wife Anna Douglass.

 > Feb. 14th, from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. in KC 415
 > Feb. 14th, from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. in JSSB 201



Need a quiet place to write?

 Come to Breakfast Club!  Enjoy breakfast snacks & coffee in the King Center (KC 415) Writing Center — weekdays from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.  No appointment needed — just show up, get caffeinated, & write!




2018 Scholarship Winners

Meet some of the amazing students who earned a scholarship from the Writing Center... 

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Adam Van Lewen

2018 Scholarship Winner
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Sekia Lor

2018 Scholarship Winner
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David MacFarlane

2018 Scholarship Winner
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Helen Rivera

2018 Scholarship Winner

What's Wrong with Writing Centers?

You may have heard of, or read a recent article in the Chronicle of Higher Education with the click-bait and sensational title "What's Wrong with Writing Centers."  We, at the MSU Denver Writing Center, are very proud of the services that we administer and we are fully enmeshed in the ongoing conversations about how to make writing centers even more helpful.  Therefore, we wanted to put the article in context for you.  The subject of the interview, Lori Salem, wrote a letter to the editor in response to the way her research was presented.  Below, you will find links to both the original article, and her response.

To be clear, I don’t believe that there is anything fundamentally “wrong” with writing centers.

Lori Salem

Temple University

Misconceptions of Monolingualism

Misconceptions of Monolingualism

by Aubrey Baucum and Sierra Rakes

Two of MSU Denver Writing Center's own peer consultants presented this at the undergraduate conference on April 13th, 2018. Their paper takes an insightful look at the importance of respecting students' voices.
Peer Consultants featured in RMWCA Newsletter

Our very own Peer Consultants, Matthew Candelaria, Caila Garcia, Jorge Rojas, and Laura Ruzicka have an article on the MSU Denver Writing Center RIDES program in the Fall 2018 edition of the Rocky Mountain Writing Center Association Newsletter.  Read it here.