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Contests, Workshops and Events

The Writing Center often hosts events, workshops, and contests catered to our love of writing.

Everyone is invited to participate in the Writing Center events and contests! We typically host a few contests each semester, and no matter your major or class level, you are welcome to participate in them (and maybe even earn a prize in the process). Check out our upcoming and current events below for more information.

The Writing Center is also available for workshopping, either in the Center itself or in your classroom. We often visit classrooms to present general information on the Writing Center, specific data on citing sources or writing tips, or to facilitate in-class workshopping. If you are a faculty member interested in workshopping, please email Janelle Pulczinski at for more information.

For more information or specific questions regarding current events or to inquire about collaborating with the Writing Center, please contact Vifa McBride at, the Writng Center at,  or Dr. Janelle Pulczinski at


Roll a Story Contest

Write a unique piece and win a prize!

Create a short story using a combination of wild characters, environments, and problems!

Accepting submissions from now until September 24th. Pieces will be judged on uniqueness during the last week of September.

Submit your story in person or at


Seeking motivation for a report, paper, or proposal due date coming up?

Stuck on a personal project and looking for some friendly feedback?

Stop in to the Amy Salyer-Nicholls Writing Center any time from 10am to 3pm, Monday-Friday, between September 20th and October 15th for refreshments, advice, or to recover from midterm madness!

For every 30-minute writing session, whether alone or with a tutor, you can enter to win a $100 gift card to 9th Avenue Boutique. The more you visit, the more chances you have to win!

Resume Critiques

Stop by the UC Mall to have your resumes critiqued by Trine’s writing center tutors and career center professionals! From 11-1 on Tuesdays through Thursday in September, tutors and career center professionals will be available to help you create, modify, and improve your resume.

Walter Cunningham Writing Contest

The Walter Cunningham Writing Contest is held at the start of Spring Semester each year. Please come back to this site later for information on this year's contest. Submit any piece of writing from poetry to academic writing to fiction and enter to win cash prizes.