Susan Lowther to retire after 25 years at WashU

By Sara Brenes Akerman Susan Lowther, Undergraduate Support Coordinator, plans to retire in May after 25 years at Washington University. Ms. Lowther came to WashU in 1999 as a graduate student in English. Since 2017, she has been an essential part of The Writing Center. If you’ve spent any time in The Writing Center over […]

Application Deadline Extended: Graduate Fellowships 2020-2021

WashU Writing Center in Mallinkrodt Center

We are now accepting applications for our 2020-2021 Graduate Fellowships!  Please direct questions to Dr. Rob Patterson at The application deadline has been extended to Monday, April 6, 2020.

The Writing Center has moved!

The Writing Center Mallinckrodt Center, Lower Level

The Writing Center has moved!  Our new location is in the lower level of Mallinckrodt Center.  All appointments will take place in our new location.  If you have trouble finding us, please call 314-935-4981 for directions.

From WashU to Kindergarten: Writing Tutors at The Wilson School

From Wash U to Kindergarten

by Dan Sicorsky Every semester, tutors from The Writing Center lend a hand at The Wilson School just next door in Clayton. Last year’s two tutors were Katy Brainerd and Carolyn Backus. Both of them graduated last spring, but before they left WashU, The Writing Center sat down with them to ask about their experience […]

New Graduate Fellows Join The Writing Center

Introducing Our New Graduate Fellows (and Welcoming Back Our Senior Fellow) We are thrilled to introduce two doctoral students who joined our team this fall as Graduate Writing Fellows. This fellowship is awarded every year by The Writing Center to graduate students who demonstrate excellent writing, communication, and interpersonal skills. Throughout the year, fellows receive […]

Grad Fellow Esei Murakishi’s Article Now Available

Graduate Fellow Esei Murakishi’s “Thomas More’s Account of Natural Language and the Literariness of His Polemics” was recently published in Modern Language Quarterly.

The Writing Center Supports NSF Grant Applicants


Did you know The Writing Center offers workshops and one-on-ones to support undergraduate and graduate students applying for NSF grants?  They are part of the NSF-GRFP Grant Writing Workshops sponsored by The Graduate School, the Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.  Check out the Ampersand piece on the NSF-GRFP […]

August Dissertation Retreat – Call for Applications

The Writing Center and Liberman Graduate Center are sponsoring a 3-week dissertation retreat from July 30 to August 16, 2018.  More information about the retreat and to learn how to apply.

Alumni Spotlight: Talya

Talya Zax

WashU alumna and former peer tutor Talya Zax has taken her passion for writing to the big city.

Alumni Spotlight: Sandy

Sandy Tadros

When she’s not studying day in and day out for exams at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Sandy Tadros has taken on a job at the university’s writing center.