Sara Brenes Akerman Joins The Writing Center as Senior Tutor

The Writing Center is excited to welcome Sara Brenes Akerman to our team as a senior tutor! Ms. Brenes Akerman comes to The Writing Center with extensive experience in supporting undergraduate and graduate writing. She earned her BA in both communication and cinema studies from the University of Pennsylvania, an MFA in Creative Writing from […]

Undergraduate Walk-in Hours Every Tuesday

Starting Tuesday, October 18, The Writing Center will be offering Undergraduate Walk-in Hours every Tuesday from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. We are located in Mallinckrodt 130 on the lower level. We look forward to working with you! As always, we also encourage you to make appointments by going to our website. Questions?  Email us at

Fran Hooker Returns to The Writing Center

All of us at The Writing Center are thrilled to welcome Fran Hooker back to our team as a senior tutor! Ms. Hooker first joined the Washington University community more than 25 years ago as a writer and editor in the Office of Public Affairs and as Curriculum Coordinator for the Communications and Journalism program […]

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.