The GPWC is located in Denny 213 and offers a range of writing support to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, including writing groups, workshops, dissertation coaching, retreats and individual writing consultations. The GPWC provides in-person and virtual writing consultations during daytime and evening hours to accommodate graduate and postdoctoral writers’ busy schedules.
The center is jointly staffed by Dr. Lisa Russell-Pinson, Associate Teaching Professor of Writing in the Graduate School, and Dr. Katie Garahan, Director of the WRC. Russell-Pinson and Garahan also co-supervise the new Doctoral Writing Fellows Program, which trains doctoral students and candidates to work in the GPWC.
In Spring 2024, a faculty fellow will join the GPWC to strengthen grant writing skills by providing professional development workshops and writing feedback on grant proposals. Administratively, the GPWC is supported through the Thomas L. Reynolds Center for Graduate Life and Learning.
“The Graduate & Postdoctoral Writing Center fills an important gap in student support,” said Graduate School Dean Pinku Mukherjee, “and will offer targeted writing support focusing on grant writing skills.”
“The Graduate School values our partnerships with the WRC and the Division of Research. We are especially grateful to Katie Garahan for providing her expertise in writing center administration and to the Division of Research for its vision of and support for the center, including its generous funding for this initiative,” Russell-Pinson said.
The Graduate & Postdoctoral Writing Center will host an open house on Nov. 1 from 12 to 3 p.m. in Denny 213. The event offers an opportunity to meet the GPWC staff and faculty, learn more about writing support and enjoy refreshments & networking.