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Writer’s Block Party

As the last week of classes approaches, the Center for Teaching and Learning will host a Writer’s Block Party from 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7, until 3 a.m. the following morning in the Warren Hunting Smith Library.

Held in the Geneva and Sanford Rooms, the marathon writing session will offer workspace, company, and support from writing faculty, staff, and Writing and Teaching Fellows. Snacks and coffee will be provided, as well as games and activities when students need a break.

“Students should bring in any writing assignment, at any stage – from brainstorming to final polishing,” says Ingrid Keenan, program coordinator for the Center for Teaching and Learning. “Writing Fellows can help students with written work in all courses, and we’ll also have faculty members, CTL Staff and Teaching Fellows on hand. Students can also take a break with board games, puzzle and a Lego table, and recharge with coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and healthy and not-so-healthy snacks all day and night.”

The Writer’s Block Party event is part of the International Write-In. Between Dec. 4 – Dec. 12, more than 20 small liberal arts college writing programs and writing centers across the country, coordinated by the consortium of Small Liberal Arts College Writing Program Administrators, are hosting similar events during the end of classes and/or beginning of exams. The writing centers of NYU-Shanghai and NYU-Abu Dhabi will also host write-ins, turning the national write-in turned into an international event, #nationalwritein.