NVC Writing Center Introducing Students to Diverse Writers

“The Elegance of Black American Writing,” is a new program of the NVC Multidisciplinary Writing Center.

The goal of the series is multi-fold: expose students to important pieces of African American writing across the disciplines; show the power of written communication; continue the pursuit of understanding and reconciliation; and encourage student involvement on campus.

Kate Fischer, coordinator of the NVC Writing Center, said as the program is unfunded, supplies are low and she can guarantee packets for 20 students per workshop, though they are able to share the readings to any who ask.

The RSVP link is here or via the QR code on the flyer. Students are not required to RSVP, but it would be helpful. Here’s the information for the next two workshops:

All workshops are in the Redbud Learning Center, 116. 


  • Monday, March 20 from 3 pm to 4 pm. The proposed authors are Gwendolyn Brooks, Alex Haley, James Baldwin. Note: Changed from March 13. 

  • Thursday, April 13, from 4 pm to 5pm. Proposed authors: Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, Toni Morrison, Octavia E. Butler, Tananarive Due

How the Writing Center Helps Students:

Additionally, the NVC Writing Center (formerly WAC Lab) assists students with all writing assignments outside of English and Literature (ENGL). They can help from beginning to end – whether a student just has the assignment instructions, a completed draft, or anywhere in between, they are there to assist with any writing assignment – discussion posts to full-length essays.

They can also with format and citations for MLA, APA, Chicago, and other styles, and assist with resumés, cover letters, and application and scholarship essays.

How to reach them:

Mountain Laurel Hall (MLH), room 232. Campus map:

Spring 2023 hours are: 9am-7pm, Monday-Thursday; 10am-3pm, Fridays.

Zoom link:


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