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Welcome to the Writing Center

Writing allows us to learn, to collaborate, and to participate in the discourses of humanity. Writing helps us to rethink our assumptions, to challenge injustice, to create shared experiences, and to generate new forms of knowledge and understanding. As a Writing Center, we support writers at every level throughout the many complex stages of the writing process. We encourage writers to participate tenaciously in intelligent, innovative, and rigorous scholarship. We believe that the written word is the medium whereby writers at the University of Wyoming will develop strategies to meet the social, environmental, and economic challenges of today, and we vigorously seek to provide writers with the tools they need to accomplish their goals.

The central goal of the Writing Center is to develop better writers.  We meet this goal primarily by offering half-hour and one-hour consultations to students, faculty, and staff.  Additionally, we advise faculty members on designing effective writing assignments, and we provide and promote workshops, writing groups, and other activities that can help our campus build a stronger culture of writing.

In 2015-16, UW Writing Center provided over 1600 consultations, facilitated more than a dozen workshops, and participated in state and national conversations about effective writing and writing instruction.


  • Novel November:

Are you participating in the world-wide challenge to write a 50,000 word novel in one month? Join the Writing Center for our National Novel Writing Month weekly write-ins! We’ll begin the write-ins with a brief introduction of various topics from faculty members in the Creative Writing Program. Then, you’ll have the rest of the time to write your novel in a space with writing support and surrounded by others also working on their novels. At the beginning of our first write-in, on Nov 4, we’ll be talking about the importance of plot. On December 2, we’ll host a public reading where you can share selections of the novels you wrote in November.
Write-ins are all held in Coe 302, from 1 - 5 p.m.
Nov 4: Plot
Nov 11: Characterization/setting
Nov 18: Revision and Editing
The public reading will be held on Dec 2, Carriage House, 7 p.m.

  • Introducing Video Consultations!

    • For more information, visit our Online Writing Center Page here.

  • Fall 2017 Workshops have been posted!

  • You can now follow us on twitter, facebook, and instagram.

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1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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