Shapiro Writing Center

Shapiro Creative Writing Center

The Shapiro Creative Writing Center, located at 167 High Street (at the corner of Church and High Streets), signals the importance the Wesleyan University attaches to writing. The Shapiro Center serves as a hub for writing activities and provides a venue for readings, workshops, colloquia, informal discussions, student-sponsored events, and receptions. Its lounge is open to all students enrolled in creative writing courses.  The Center houses visiting writers, as well as Amy Bloom, the Shapiro-Silverberg Professor of Creative Writing at Wesleyan University and director of the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing.  Amy Bloom hosts Table Talk events monthly throughout the fall and spring semesters; open to all students, Table Talk provides students an opportunity to discuss papers, creative writing problems and all reading/writing issues with Professor Bloom and peers. 

The Writing Workshop has an office at Shapiro where students can seek additional help with their writing. The workshop is open from 7-11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday nights. Appointments can be made through student e-portfolios.

John Shapiro ’74 and Shonni Silverberg M.D. ’76 of New York City established the center with a generous gift in 2009.   

For more information, please contact Amy Bloom, Shapiro Center Director., 860-685-3988.