The Writing Center offers a number of special events each semester, including some specifically for undergraduates, others aimed toward the needs of graduate students, and some open to and and welcoming of community members.

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National Novel Writing Month and Academic Writing Month

Learn more about the November 2020 National Novel Writing Month and Academic Writing Month events that we held.

Want to know more? Check out NaNoWriMo and AcWriMo web pages or join the conversations on social media via the Writing Center’s Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook and using the hashtags #UWNaNoWriMo #UWAcWriMo. Have questions? Contact Gabbi Kelenyi at

Writing & Recording Rhymes at the Black Cultural Center

Are you an aspiring musician and rapper looking for a place to develop your craft? The Writing and Recording Rhymes workshop provides a space for aspiring artists to develop as both wordsmiths and recording artists. Participants will have the opportunity to write new material, record, and leave with a recording of their lyrics.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

3-4 p.m.

Black Cultural Center, First Floor, Armory and Gymnasium (Red Gym)

Midnight Madness for Undergrads

Working on final papers? Application essays? Resumes and cover letters? Come to Midnight Madness! Come to the first floor of College Library to sign up for a 30-minute appointment with a Writing Center TA (we’ll have 42 available spots). First come, first served. Sign up begins at 5:45. Free coffee, soda, and treats! Join the conversation at #uwmidnightmadness

Sunday, April 26, 2020

6:00 PM to 1:00 AM

College Library, First Floor


Are you working on a dissertation chapter, research paper, creative thesis, or any other writing project? Challenge yourself to write as much as you can during the Writing Center’s Write-a-thon! Stay energized with coffee, tea, fruit, and pastries. The Write-a-thon is modeled after our graduate writing groups, and we’ll have information available for those who want to sign up for our graduate writing groups, as well as our undergrad writing groups. Come by for a few hours or for the whole time!

Friday, January 31, 2020

9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Helen C. White Hall, Room 6191

The Writing Center's 50th Anniversary Celebration

The Writing Center’s 50th Anniversary celebration took place on Friday, November 8, 2019, in and around the UW-Madison Writing Center, 6171 Helen C. White Hall. Read more about the celebration, which included activities throughout the day for students, staff, faculty, and community members.