About the Center

Grab your pencil and fly over to the Shapiro Center for Writing!

The Shapiro center supports students, faculty, and staff in all their work as writers. Established in 2009 with a gift from John Shapiro ‘74 and Shonni Silverberg ’76, the center brings together academic, creative, and public writing. We host events and visitors, run peer-to-peer mentor and tutor programs, assist faculty with writing instruction, and collaborate with people across campus to foster a vibrant writing community.

We view writing as a powerful tool for learning, creating, and communicating, and as a cornerstone of a liberal arts education, rigorous scholarly endeavor, and a healthy civic life.