Hello everyone, and welcome to the Bay Community Writing Center’s blog! After spending two years in Saginaw at the Saginaw Community Writing Center, we are so excited to open our second community writing center here in Bay City. We know it will be amazing.
Sometimes, people ask me what we do, exactly, at the community writing center. We do a lot. We work with high school students on their college application essays, adult writers on updating the resume for a job, middle school students on school essays, grandfathers writing short stories for their children, and other community members writing a letter to their state representative. Our tutors, all students from SVSU, are smart and kind people, who work individually with each writer to make sure their writing is as powerful as it can be. More than that, we take the time to get to know our writers, so the help we provide fits each person’s individual needs.
And because writing is used for all sorts of tasks, we do writing workshops on all sorts of topics. These are hands-on workshops, designed to not just provide information, but to get each participant drafting, writing, and/or revising. Besides that, there are a great deal of fun.
Finally, we usually hold a series of writing contests and events every year, and we publish a literary journal, Still Life, every winter, which features the writing of members of the Great Lakes Bay region. For more information about our contests, events, and upcoming submission guidelines for Still Life, check back on our weebly site.
Okay – I think that’s it for now. We hope to see you soon at your community writing center!
Writing Center Director
Emma Kirsch is the Coordinator for both the Saginaw and Bay Community Writing Centers. As Coordinator, she not only develops and facilitates workshops, partners with community members, and distributes promotional materials, but also works alongside tutors both in the community and as a tutor at Saginaw Valley State University’s Writing Center.