Writing Centre

The Writing Centre welcomes writers to talk about their writing. In the centre, we share writing_centrewriting strategies, a reference library, and access to online writing resources. The centre is open to all students and faculty at no charge.

Individual Writing Consultations

  • Book an appointment or drop in
  • Plan to visit for 20 to 50 minutes
  • Bring your ideas, doodles, drafts, and assignment sheets


International Conversations

We love to talk with international students. Share your drafts, become a Writing Partner, join our Small World Circle, or do all three. Our conversation circle will hold our final meeting of the term on Thursday, March 26th. We welcome international and Canadian students, staff and faculty to learn about other cultures. We hope to see you in the Merici lounge from 1:00-2:00 p.m. Bring your imaginations. We have a special project this week!

Small World Circle March26

Writing Workshops

Three workshops are available upon request:

  • Academic Integrity – Ideas, Conversations and Academic Conventions
  • Writing at University – Talking about Essays and more
  • The Editor’s Tips – Identifying and revising structural, grammatical and mechanical challenges

Additional workshops may be offered in response to student or faculty requests.

Writing in French

Book an appointment with our French peer tutors to discuss writing in French. If you wish to practice your conversation skills, they will be happy to have a chat.

Faculty Resources

We welcome faculty to contact us about visiting classrooms to promote the Writing Centre. Mini workshops and classroom presentations about writing topics may also be arranged.

Literacy, Learning and Teaching

In a student-centred setting, our writing centre director and peer tutors will help you to find your voice in the academic community.

We help writers to:

  • Improve reading strategies
  • Conquer writer’s block
  • Assess the writing process
  • Clarify ideas
  • Discover disciplinary conventions
  • Summarize, evaluate, analyze, and synthesize arguments
  • Analyze essay and paragraph structures
  • Learn self-editing and revising techniques
  • Develop strategies for effective communication in English

Together, we:

  • Create a compassionate writing community
  • Empower writers’ academic, professional, and creative voices
  • Invigorate student thinking and writing
  • Engage in active learning
  • Teach, learn, and explore literacy

Visiting Speakers

Check here for updates about visiting speakers and writing workshops.

Contact us

View our location, hours and contact information.

Want more info on what we have to offer? Check out our WRITING CENTRE BROCHURE – WINTER 2015

Brescia’s Writing Centre is the place for all writers.