You don’t have to write alone. Come to Middlebury’s Fourth Write-In!

Please come for even a brief time to support the Writing Center, have snacks, win prizes, and write!

Wednesday, December 5 from 8-11 PM, the Writing Center at Middlebury College will join  other colleges and universities from around the globe in sponsoring a Write-In during November and December 2018. Supported by the Writing Program, the Center for Teaching, Learning & Research, the Davis Family Library, and the Anderson Freeman Center,  the Write-In fosters a writing community by setting aside time and space in DFL 201, DFL 230, DFL225 and in the Anderson Freeman Center for students to write together.  A Peer Writing Tutor and a Research Librarian will be on hand in LIB 201 and in the AFC to provide support. Additional Writing Tutors will be available in DFL 225 (7:30-midnight) and in Ross (Milliken Lounge 3) (9:00-11:00).  To be eligible for prizes and to enjoy delicious snacks, sign in at DFL 201 or at the AFC.


During the Write-In, students may work on academic papers, do personal writing, or brainstorm writing for fellowships, internships, and jobs. We’ll provide snacks and prizes.

Why come to a Write-In?

Writing can be lonely, solitary work. Joining a group of other student writers can be motivating, productive, and calming.


How will this work?

Come to Davis Family Library 201 or to the Anderson Freeman Center any time between 8-11 PM. Stay from 15 minutes to 3 hours.

  • Sign in to receive prizes/
  • If you want, we’ll give you a pen and a pad.
  • Have some tasty snacks (hot chocolate, hot and cold snacks, rice krispie treats, and more!)
  • Meet with a Peer Writing Tutor or a Research Librarian.
  • Stay in Lib 201, or in CTLR (LIB 225) or in the AFC, or go to one of our  reserved quiet spaces in  DFL 230.


What kind of writing should I do?

  • Academic writing (Start your end of the semester papers this week!) (We’ll provide some research tips.)
  • Personal writing (No idea where to start? We’ll provide some writing prompts.)
  • Brainstorm writing for fellowships, internships, and job applications (We have a handy worksheet to get you started.)



Who is making this great event happen?




Mary Ellen Bertolini
Writing Center Director & Senior Lecturer, Writing

Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research
Davis Family Library 225E
Middlebury College





Welcome class of 2021!

To welcome you, we are giving away three Grille certificates. To win one, by 9/17/17:

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March Madness– Next week two peer writing tutors on every shift!

Next week from Sunday March 20th through Thursday March 24th, we will have two peer writing tutors to cover every shift. It is an excellent time to work with our peer writing tutors!

Students may drop by CTLR Sunday through Thursday nights between 7:30 and midnight, or drop by these convenient locations:

Anderson Freeman Center  (Carr Hall Room 002)

Wednesday 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.       

Atwater Commons (Allen Conference Room)

Sunday        8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Brainerd Commons (Stewart 219)

Sunday        8:00 p.m.-midnight

Thursday    8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Cook Commons (Battell North Room 150)

Sunday        7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Ross Commons (Milliken 2 Lounge- Room #L21)

Sunday         9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Wednesday  9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

Wonnacott Commons (Battell South Room 124)

Sunday        9:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.


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