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Writing Center

2nd level of the Phillips Memorial Library
Phone: 401-865-1286

Staff Contacts:
Will Toner
Assistant Director of the Writing Center
Phillips Memorial Library, Room 219
Phone: 401-865-1758

Rebecca Morse
Graduate Assistant for the Writing Center
Phillips Memorial Library, Room 221
Phone: 401-865-2664


Hours of Operation

By appointment only
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Guest Speaker Series

Dr. Alexander C. Irvine

As part of our Guest Speaker Series, the Writing Center sponsored a visit from Dr. Alexander Irvine, award-winning fiction writer and former professor of literature and creative writing at the University of Maine. Dr. Irvine discussed his different processes for writing in various genres, the development of mixed-genre mediums, and the importance of striving to be a diverse writer. Dr. Irvine also read from some of his most recent work.



Dr. Neal Lerner 

In collaboration with the Northeast Writing Center Association and the Rhode Island Writing Center Roundtable, the Writing Center hosted Dr. Neal Lerner of Northeastern University. Faculty and writing center administrators from institutions across the state gathered at Providence College to hear Dr. Lerner discuss strategies for promoting and supporting writing across the curriculum.


Brian MacPherson 

As part of our Guest Speaker Series, the Writing Center sponsored a visit from Brian MacPherson, Red Sox beat writer for the Providence Journal.  Among other topics, MacPherson discussed the importance of concision, adapting to changing technological mediums as a professional writer, and the challenges of writing with deadlines and working with high-profile athletes, as evidenced through his experience covering the Boston Red Sox and Super Bowl XLVI. Read more about  Brian MacPherson's visit in PC NEWS.


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