The Writing Center

Supporting the broad community of Bucknell writers: students, faculty and staff.

Exterior of Carnegie Building

We offer individualized support to help improve your writing — not by telling you what to say but through feedback and conversation to help clarify ideas.

We encourage writing as a process of creating and communicating knowledge and seek to generate active learning, primarily by facilitating talk among thoughtful and supportive fellow writers.

For inquiries about the Writing Center or to schedule a consulting session, call 570-577-3141 during regular business hours: 
Mon.–Fri., 8:30 a.m.–noon and 1–4:30 p.m.

You may also book online with a peer writing consultant. If you are more than 10 minutes late and have not contacted your writing consultant, we may cancel your appointment so that we may serve another writer.

Fall 2021 peer consulting hours

Carnegie Building, Room 110 (Peer Writing Consultant office)

  • Monday – Friday, 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday, 7-10 p.m.
  • Sunday, 2-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m.

Bertrand Library, Room 122C (in the back corner of the 24-hour study space)

  • Sunday – Thursday, 7-10 p.m.

Masks are required for all in-person sessions. No exceptions. If you do not wear a mask, you will be asked to leave. If you are working on a draft-in-progress, please come prepared to your session with two paper copies of your draft or a laptop so you can work with your consultant via Google docs. Please do your best to maintain physical distance from others during your session.

If you would prefer a Zoom session, please contact the Writing Center.

If you have any potential COVID symptoms (fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or a runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea), you must cancel and/or reschedule to meet via Zoom.

Information for Students

The Writing Center offers individualized, personal help for students crafting papers and other written assignments. 

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Information for Faculty

The Writing Center supports Bucknell faculty in a variety of ways — both as instructors and as writers. 

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Information for Staff

The Writing Center is for everyone — including any Bucknell staff member who wishes to stop by for writing guidance and advice. 

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Contact Details

The Writing Center

Location

Carnegie Building