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International Writing Centers Week events planned

On Feb. 10-14, NDSU will mark International Writing Centers Week, an annual event organized by the International Writing Centers Association. Designed as “an opportunity for people who work in writing centers to celebrate writing,” the week has been designated internationally for seven years.

This year’s celebration at NDSU includes the following events:


  • Monday, Feb. 10, 1 p.m.-2 p.m., “Writing an Abstract: Telling the Story,” Memorial Union Meadow room
    Join the NDSU Graduate Center for Writers for a workshop on how to write abstracts. Bring an abstract you are working on and learn to make it tell the story of your research.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., “Fun With Word Games,” Memorial Union lobby
    Join the staff of the NDSU Center for Writers for fun with word games, candy and other treats.
  • Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2 p.m.-3:30 p.m., “Paraphrasing to Avoid Plagiarism,” Dunbar Lab room 152
    This workshop sponsored by the NDSU Center for Writers will begin with a tutorial produced by the Harvard School of Education that teaches effective paraphrasing techniques. You will then practice these paraphrasing techniques in order to avoid plagiarism. Registration is required at
  • Thursday, Feb. 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., “Valentines for Veterans,” Memorial Union lobby
    The NDSU Center for Writers and the NDSU Bookstore invite you to make valentines to thank veterans at the Fargo VA Health Care System. Stop by our contact table to add your personal touch to a valentine that will be hand-delivered to a local veteran.
  • Friday, Feb. 14, noon-1 p.m., “Open Mic Reading,” Main Library Weber Reading room
    Bring a favorite poem or other short text to share publicly during this open forum. You can also just come to listen if you prefer.

The NDSU celebration of International Writing Centers Week is supported by the NDSU Center for Writers, NDSU Graduate Center for Writers, NDSU Libraries and NDSU Bookstore.

 For more information about the International Writing Centers Association, visit

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