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Knowledge Hub

The Knowledge Hub is a unique resource in the Roesch Library that combines the Write Place and Roesch Library reference services. Writing consultants and reference librarians encourage, guide, and support student writers on any writing assignment and at any stage of the writing process. Please note that writing consultants do not proofread papers nor do they tell writers what to write. Consultants ask questions, offer feedback, and strongly encourage student writers to talk through the thinking and planning process that is central to all stages of the writing process. Composition instructors should strongly encourage their students to use this free support service. The Knowledge Hub is located on the first floor of the Roesch Library.

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Welcome Back Colloquium

The Welcome Back Colloquium is a one-day seminar held before the start of classes in August each year. At the Colloquium, teachers in the Writing Program have a chance to discuss, draft, and workshop class syllabi and lesson plans together. This dedicated time provides an opportunity for faculty to share both new ideas and reliable practices which helps keep coursework innovative and effective.

Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop

The Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop is an extremely popular two-day workshop that draws in Pulitzer Prize and Emmy Award winners, authors, humorists, publishers, agents, and social media experts as keynote speakers and workshop faculty. In honoring Erma Bombeck, the workshop is dedicated to humor and human interest writing.

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Antioch Writers’ Workshop

The Antioch Writers’ Workshop is a week-long colloquia held each summer to foster creativity, provide mentorship, share resources, and foster community among writers in the greater Miami Valley and practioners at the local and national levels. In addition to publishing an online newsletter, the Antioch Writers group sponsors readings at local venues, writing retreats, and mini- workshops throughout the year.

For more information, please contact Ms. Sharon Short (937-567-2399).

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