2016 National Day on Writing

Take a look at how the Center for Writing Excellence celebrated the National Day on Writing by visiting our Facebook page!

Elon launches major writing initiative

Elon is embarking on a major initiative that will significantly enhance the writing abilities of all Elon students and establish writing as a signature experience of every student’s Elon education.

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Extended Writing Center Sessions

Writing Center sessions have been increased to 45-minutes, so students, faculty and staff will have more time to work with consultants on their academic, professional, extra-curricular, or personal writing.


Writing Boot Camps

Boot Camps create a quiet space for faculty and staff to direct their undivided attention to your writing. We provide a quiet place, lunch, and coffee throughout the day - and of course, uninterrupted time to write. Upcoming Boot Camps

Writing Center Consultant Training

Did you know that all of the Writing Center consultants take a rigorous academic course, "Writing Center Workshop," that prepares them to help people with writing from different disciplines and in different genres? Consultants are also prepared to give you feedback on your visual and multimedia projects.



Faculty & Staff Resources

  • Join a peer writing group to boost your productivity in a collaborative environment. The CWE will help each group establish guidelines and procedures and provide $300 in reimbursable funds for lunch and coffee. Register by May 24, 2017, so we can form groups.
  • Grants for faculty and staff
    • Best Practices in Writing Pedagogy: For those interested in applying for the Best Practices in Writing Pedagogy Grant, you might find this list helpful.
    • Individual: To encourage and support teaching faculty in full-time, ongoing positions who are working to pilot best practices in writing pedagogy in their classes. $1,000 stipend. Offered fall and spring terms.
    • Collaborative: To encourage and support faculty and staff who are working to pilot best practices in writing pedagogy in their classes and programs. $1,000 stipend for each participant, up to 5 collaborators. Offered for fall and spring terms.
    • Summer Scholarship. To encourage faculty to do writing-related scholarly research. $3,000 stipend.  Offered for summer only.
    • Reimbursable Funds. For writing-related travel, speakers, resources (books, software, equipment, etc.). Up to $2,500 in reimbursable related expenses.
  • Writing boot camps for faculty and staff

Writing News

Elon Law faculty contribute to international legal writing conference

Associate Professor Catherine Wasson and Professor Sue Liemer served as facilitators and panelists at a biennial gathering of scholars from around the world who focus their teaching on legal research and writing.

Bleakney publishes on student leadership in Writing Center

Julia Bleakney, director of the Writing Center in the Center for Writing Excellence, published a journal article on the value and impact of student leadership in the writing center. 

Elon Law names new director of first-year legal writing program

Professor Sue Liemer served from 1998-2000 as president of the Association of Legal Writing Directors and served a four-year term on the Board of Directors of the Legal Writing Institute.

Writing Center open for summer
The Writing Center, located in Belk Library, is open for the summer.


Student Survey: Non-Academic Writing

Complete this survey about non-academic writing (emails, social media posts, etc.), and your name will be entered to win one of 20 $20 Amazon gift cards.

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Writing Boot Camps - Summer

Main campus Writing Boot Camps are open for registration!

Session set for 'Best Practices in Writing Instruction'

This session is designed for all teaching faculty interested in getting feedback on their writing assignments and learning about best practices in writing instruction. Those working on the Writing Excellence Initiative for their majors may find this session especially helpful. Held on 8/23/17 at noon.

Active Citizen Series: Writing for Action - Writing Persuasive Letters to Elected Officials and Newspapers

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 24 from 4:15 to 5:45 p.m. in Moseley 215.