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  • Michigan Writers Series and Audio Gallery


    Throughout the academic year.



    MSU Library Green Room (4 West), 366 West Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI, 48824


    The Michigan Writers Series recognizes and highlights the literary work of important writers who live and work in Michigan. Hosted by the MSU Libraries, the series features individual Michigan writers for an evening of readings and discussion with their audience. The readings, which are free and open to the public, take place throughout the academic year in the Library. Visit the events page for details. The Michigan Writers Series also supports and complements the Michigan Writers Collection.

    With the writer's permission, the reading, discussion, and a short interview is recorded and made available worldwide on the Internet. Over one hundred authors are currently available for listening.

  • MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop (July 2020): OFFERED VIRTUALLY


    • Session 1: July 6-17, 2020
    • Session 2: July 20-31, 2020


    Offered virtually during two sessions


    Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, all in-person summer youth programs at Michigan State University have been suspended.

    We’re going virtual for our 2020 program, bringing some of the best instructors in the nation to you at home! You’ll spend up to two weeks working in-depth with some of the best instructors in the nation.

    We’re excited to offer two sessions of workshop courses, from July 6-17 and July 20-31. Register for a course in one or both sessions!

    Now perhaps more than ever, you have the power to shape the world around you through the images you capture, facts you uncover and stories you tell. But first you have to break through the clutter.

    How can you stand out from all the other messages that surround us?

    Now is the time to FIND YOUR VOICE.


    The Summer Workshop offers many online resources for teachers. Our Teacher Toolbox includes all kinds of downloadable resources you can use to encourage your students to attend the MIPA Summer Journalism Workshop.

  • The Writing Center


    300 Bessey Hall at MSU


    MSU's Writing Center, in the College of Arts and Letters, collaborates in on-going conversations about writing in a supportive atmosphere. The Writing Center offers K-12 Writing Consultancy that currently consists of two projects.

    Write For Your Life Housed in the MSU Writing Center, the Write For Your Life (WFYL) project offers teachers and students in Michigan, Wisconsin, New York, Georgia, Texas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Maryland, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania an opportunity to share their writing and thinking as they examine local issues that influence student health, literacy, and learning. In project CONNECTS, the Center is developing a practice called consultative teaching that combines collaborative learning, peer tutoring, service-learning, student research, and jointly-conducted student-faculty research.

    Greenrock The Red Cedar Writing Project offers middle and high school students an opportunity to participate in a campus Writers’ Retreat where the students examine their own and their peers' writing.

  • Writing, Information, and Digital Experience: WIDE Research Center


    7 Olds Hall at MSU, East Lansing, MI, 48824


    At Michigan State University, the WIDE (Writing, Information, and Digital Experience) Research Center focuses on researching and innovating experiences for emerging technologies in the Digital Humanities, including uses of social user experiences to solve social, cultural, and political problems; ways of constructing computational analytics for improving persuasive communication, and the need to create new forms of public engagement and democratic practice on a global scale. The outcomes of our research projects include publications and applications aimed at enriching these conversations. The following are our current areas of focus: Participatory Memory, Computational Rhetoric, Writing Program Assessment, Clinical Healthcare Experiences, and Legal Experiences.

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