MARIAN E. WRIGHT WRITING CENTER

Serving students and faculty since 1971

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Not all, but many students come to the writing center frazzled, worried, and unsure about their writing. With desperate eyes they hope the tutor can help them figure out what their next steps should be or how to make what they have acceptable to a professor. They fear the red pen signaling mistakes and failure,

“Beneath Heaven’s Deicide” by Christian Tomlins

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This poem was chosen by our judges as the 3rd Place winner in our 6th Annual Poetry Contest. Beneath Heaven’s Deicide a silent sky left all abandoned while women without a taint were hammering at smoldering theodicies on anvils, and men who once mistook themselves (a crime, perhaps) as saints would find themselves with weeping

Blooming at the End

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The Writing Center is home to many interesting, talented tutors and writers. Jordan Morrow is both. I asked him how he’s grown as a writer. In his typical witty and charmingly sarcastic manner, he responds with: “I water myself once a day and make sure I get plenty of sun.” Then he laughs, but I

Love Stinks Writing Contest Short Story Winner

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We want to congratulate Coner Segren, who wrote the winning short story for our 5th Annual Love Stinks Writing Contest! Wild Cherries By Coner Segren He didn’t know in what city he had been born. That was one detail he couldn’t remember. Just one of those things no one bothered mentioning, and he didn’t see

Love Stinks Writing Contest Poetry Winner

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We want to congratulate Mitzi Jackson, who wrote the winning poem for our 5th Annual Love Stinks Writing Contest! Thirteen Shades of Green        By Mitzi Jackson I was sitting on stratus clouds watching Gods as they walked by When I saw him standing like Solomon did Hanging child under his wrist Bold black, confident black

Welcome Back: Walk-In Tutoring and More Changes

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Hello, University of Michigan-Flint, and welcome back for the Winter 2019 semester! Whiteboard art compliments of Laura, Tutor at MEW The Marian E. Wright Writing Center is open again, and we’ve made a few changes since you last saw us. Schedule: our hours have changed, and we’re now open on Sundays. Our new hours are

End of the Fall Semester

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Well, that time has finally come: the time of essay after essay, group project after group project. It may feel overwhelming, like you can’t keep yourself afloat, but you only have a little more time left and then the rewarding break will be here before you know it! And if you’re graduating, hang in there!