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CTL Hosts Second Writer’s Block Party

With finals just around the corner, the Center and Teaching for Learning (CTL) will be hosting their second “Writer’s Block Party” on Sunday, April 26 from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. in the Sanford and Geneva Rooms in the library.

The marathon writing session and study party will provide students with workspace, company, and one-on-one writing support from faculty, staff, writing fellows and teaching fellows. Snacks, coffee, and late night pizza will also be available for students.

CTL Program Coordinator Ingrid Keenan, who organized the Writer’s Block Party, says that meetings can cover a wide array of topics and provide students with whatever support they need.

“Meetings can range from five minutes to closer to an hour,” explains Keenan. “And they can cover anything from planning out a paper, getting help with a thesis statement or organization, or just help with polishing your final draft.”

At their December Writer’s Block Party, Keenan says they also helped students with presentations, and hope to have Teaching fellows from Spanish, Philosophy and French at different times throughout the upcoming event.

In December, the room was busy from the time the doors opened until the time they shut at 3 a.m. as more than 40 unique students received feedback and advice from mentors.

“Students told us it was really helpful to get the writing support, and I think that faculty and students alike really enjoyed the social atmosphere,” says Keenan of the December Writer’s Block Party. “It was great for students to be able to support one another at a stressful time of year.” 

Once again, the event is part of the International Write-In, an event coordinated by the consortium of Small Liberal Arts College Writing Program. Dozens of colleges and universities from across the globe will come together for the second International Write-in, running from April 24 to May 5. This semester’s event will be shared on social media via #IntlWriteIn